Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

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Small business access to finance: the evolving lending market

This research paper examines how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) access debt finance in Australia.
Report

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...
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Enablers and barriers to industry-research collaboration

This document reports the findings from one of Australia’s largest-ever surveys of small and medium business (SME) leaders, exploring how and why they engaged with the R&D sector and what were the real and perceived enablers and barriers to collaboration.
Policy report

Preparing the tourism workforce for the digital future

Acknowledging that national policies will need to be responsive to needs across a diverse sector, with varying levels of digital maturity amongst enterprises (and people), this report presents a selection of policy considerations to prepare the tourism workforce for the digital future.
Policy report

Trade in the time of parcels

A comprehensive framework is needed to understand the landscape for cross-border parcel trade, including in the context of challenges experienced during COVID-19. This paper proposes such a framework to analyse the evolving environment for cross-border trade in parcels, exploring the types of goods that are...
Policy report

Place-based policy options for entrepreneurship in a post-COVID Canada

Conceding that while the Canadian regional dynamic will never be fully immunised from economic inequities, the authors of this report believe that the proposals they outline will provide a workable, place-responsive, and efficient means of leveraging the post-COVID recovery as a catalyst for a stronger...
Policy report

Trade and gender: a framework of analysis

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.
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The mental health and wellbeing of small and medium-sized construction firms in New Zealand

This research explores the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) builders in New Zealand.
Working paper

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.
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Back in business? WA small businesses and the impact of COVID-19

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...