This research paper examines how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) access debt finance in Australia.
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) - Independent Review: final report
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) commenced operations in March 2016, operating under the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Act 2015 (Cth). This review contends that the next phase for ASBFEO is one of consolidation and maturation of efforts and approach...
Preparing for the unimaginable: guidelines for organisational response and staff support before, during and after disaster
Affected communities need long-term support far beyond what many disaster relief volunteering organisation can often commit to. This project explores the phenomenon of support before, during and after disaster (specifically the floods in Townsville and North West Queensland), focusing on organisational support for staff to...
This paper calls for an overhaul of the current approach to Indigenous economic participation through business creation. It outlines a practical model for remote Indigenous communities that harnesses the fundamental principle of supply and demand, and what the authors identify as the three foundations of...
The purpose of this research was to better understand the landscape of where small businesses are at in terms of cybersecurity. In particular, awareness of cyber security, attitudes to cyber security, actions and intentions around cyber security, the extent to which small businesses are trading...
A framework is proposed in this report for analysing the impacts of trade and trade policies on women that policy-makers can use in order to ensure that trade and trade policies in their country support women’s economic empowerment.
The tax and accounting interface: how to build a transformational tax system for small businesses using technology as a pathway to reform
This paper examines whether, in light of the advances in technology and digital take-up rates, the benefits and compliance cost savings of applying accounting income to determine tax liabilities for small business now outweigh previous arguments that rejected such proposals.
The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the economy and business sector, but for small businesses these shocks can be more challenging to deal with, with fewer resources to draw from. This report covers findings from the 2020 BCEC Small Business Survey including the...
This inquiry has found widespread market failure in regards to the availability and affordability of essential small business insurance products.