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Paper No. 1  Saving Small Business

For statistical purposes The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) defines Micro businesses as small businesses with 0–4 employees. The ABS defines a Small business as an actively trading business with 0–19 employees   The ABS defines a medium-sized business as an actively trading business .....

Paper No. 2  Manufacturing

The Can Do Attitude The fundamental three businesses that produce wealth in the world are the businesses that harvest, the ones that mine and the ones that make things. Every other business is a catalyst or facilitator to these three that are the creators of wealth. Dr Bob Brown in a paper called .....

Paper No. 3  Small Business and Taxes

There are far too many definitions of Small Business which does not allow for true focus. The Small Business Association of Australia (SBAA) recommends one definition across all Government Departments. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) defines Micro Business as a small business with employee .....

Paper No. 4  National Ombudsman

Lionel Barden noted the regulatory impost on businesses is the same no matter the size of a business, and that these costs have a greater impact on smaller businesses with fewer staff that are required to manage often complex regulatory compliance burdens. Anne Nalder later noted that when regulatio .....

Paper No. 5  Investment for Small Business

Contribution From “The Conversation” an international academic forum • Unlike many of our larger firms, 97% of our SMEs are wholly Australian owned. • 35% have reported a decrease in their profitability in recent years. • Only 15% have sought assistance from the Government Contribution to .....

Paper No. 6  Ernst & Young Government Survey on Business Investment: Submission by Small Business Association of Australia

1. Aus. Industry Accelerating Commercialisation; This is difficult for SMEs to access due to the upfront 50% cost, administration and time commitment for an uncertain outcome, as they are competing against large companies with professional resources for limited funds. • This program is very compli .....