The future of SMEs in Australia

The future of SMEs in Australia
The future of SMEs in Australia

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Anne Nalder, Wendy Houghton, Judy White, Steve Healey, Anna Mortimore, Paul Bannister, John Ioannou, Peter Vilaysack, Karen Anstis, Brett Freudenberg

Griffith University is proud to host a symposium that will focus on the possible
future challenges and opportunities for small and medium enterprise (SMEs) in
Australia. In particular, it will consider recommendations about how Australia
can ensure that this critical part of the economy will prosper. SMEs accounting
for 99% of all businesses conducted in Australia, with small businesses
contributing a third of gross domestic product and 46% of private sector
employment. Governments are acutely aware of the importance of SMEs,
introducing a number of reforms and strategies in an endeavour to assist the
sector. However, the future for SMEs present a number of issues, such as the
rise of the sharing economy, financial constraints, the growth of international
opportunities, mooted tax reforms, succession planning and climate change.
These issues can present both opportunities and challenges for SMEs; and
navigating these will be a key for success in the future. At the symposium you will hear from leading industry and academic speakers who will give insights about what
the future for SMEs holds in Australia. Speakers will address the following topics for SMEs:

Future of growth
Future of disruption
Future of tax
Future of advice

The symposium is proudly sponsored by Griffith's Law Futures Centre and the Reform and Innovation in Policy, Practice and Legal Education (RIPPLE) group within Griffith Business School.

This event is free but places are limited. Register here.

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RSVP on or before Thursday 2 November 2017 , by email , or by phone 37357475

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