Crisis, Reinvention and Recovery

‘Lockdown’ has been declared Word of the Year in 2020, however another close contender must have been the word ‘pivot’. The verb has moved from a boardroom buzzword to a key survival tool for businesses across the globe. Successful pivots can be attributed to the creativity, resilience and entrepreneurial nature of SMEs and represent anything from […]

Stumbling Blocks for The Small Business Sector

The importance of SMEs to a healthy Australian economy cannot be overstated. SMEs are the backbone of the Australian economy, creating around 7 million jobs, contributing up to 57% of Australia’s GDP and cementing our reputation as a nation of entrepreneurs.  With almost every industry affected by Coronavirus, many of our SMEs have been tested […]

Building our way out of recession?

STIMULUS MEASURES MUST NOT FAIL SMES It’s no secret that infrastructure spending is being viewed as a critical part of the post COVID economic recovery. The Government has already announced a $220 billion infrastructure pipeline with further infrastructure spending expected to be announced in the October budget. Mega-projects, including high-speed rail, water supply and storage, […]

Future proofing your client after a win

In this article, published in The Advisor, Apricity CEO Linden Toll suggests some ways that Brokers can help their clients protect their business after a big win.

Small Business Counts report predicts a shake-up of the aging SME sector

According to a new report released at the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) Summit last week, 61% of employing small business owners are approaching retirement age.  This statistic coupled with the fact that the majority of small business owners are aged between 45 and 59 years could lead to a significant shake up […]