SBAA has identified ten pillars for small business, these pillars may grow or change over the lifetime of this strategic plan. The ten pillars form the framework for the SBAA Small Business Charter.
Adapt government policy to recognise the necessity to support innovation and the value of small business entrepreneurship.
Ensure small business needs are fairly represented in IR and any associated policy making.
Facilitate access to the best information, research and technologies.
Enable small businesses to compete in local, regional, national and global opportunities.
Facilitate access to finance at favourable terms in a supportive fiscal, legal and competitive business environment. Destructive legal actions against small business owners are to be avoided.
Ensure the development of small business is aided during the early years with supportive tax rates and other incentives that promote sustainability.
Ensure Government administrators are responsive to the needs of small business. Adopt clear terminologies as to the definition of Small Businesses.
Facilitate small business participation in Government procurement policies, international trade and exchange.
Support affordable education and training in business practice, technology, innovation, management and leadership skills for business owners.
Ensure that environmental, infrastructure including water, energy, telecommunications planning, digital cities, digital government and digital industry initiatives take into account small business first.