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Five response steps to the crisis for SMEs
23 August 2021 | Shelley Dempsey
As lockdowns continue in 2021, the number of distressed businesses are on the rise. How can organisations and their boards cope with disappearing cashflow and other challenges posed to their existence...
COVID-19: Can your business claim rescue funds?
4 August 2021 | Shelley Dempsey
The Delta variant of COVID-19 has caused widespread economic disruption across Australia, especially in Greater Sydney, the country’s biggest city, where up to five million residents have been i...
How to build a small business that stands the test of time
1 May 2021 | Deborah Richards
Proudly Australian-made, the Tumut Broom Factory has survived 75 years of sweeping changes, including globalisation, industry restructuring and a pandemic.
Survival strategies for SMEs
1 March 2021
From rethinking product sourcing to leveraging digital technologies, owners of small and medium-sized businesses share their advice on staying afloat in the aftermath of the pandemic. Joshua Gliddon w...
Why SMEs are a juicy target for cyber criminals
14 December 2020 | Shelley Dempsey
Australian Governance Summit in March 2021, says the average cyber event costs $1-$2 million to fix and outlines what steps directors and boards can take to reduce their digital vulnerability. And how...
Recap: AICD's 10 most popular articles for 2020
14 December 2020
As the year draws to a close, we bring you the 10 most read articles of 2020. Covering the events that happened in the world around us through to the challenges taking place inside boardrooms, this ye...
Duties and responsibilities
What SME directors need to know about new insolvency reforms
30 October 2020 | Christie McGrath
AICD senior policy adviser Christie McGrath outlines new measures to help small businesses navigate insolvency and temporary safe harbour relief.
Five cyber-security questions for boards in 2020
21 September 2020 | Shelley Dempsey
How has the COVID-19 crisis changed the cyber-security landscape in Australia? A recent AICD webinar addressed this question, examining the new $1.67 billion Australian national cybersecurity strategy...
Growth opportunities for SMEs
6 August 2020 | Shelley Dempsey
As SMEs face an uncertain future with reduced JobKeeper payments looming, they must look to growth for survival, experts warn. So as research shows that 28 per cent of SMEs innovated for the future du...
6 strategies for SME survival
1 August 2020 | Jessi Towns GAICD
As SMEs continue to struggle through the pandemic, here are six vital strategies for directors to improve the resilience of their business through COVID-19 and beyond.