SME champion Kate Carnell AO's advice for small businesses

The Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman shares her tips to help SMEs navigate business challenges, government policy and the banks.

5 steps board should take to make the most of customer data

Boards need to be alert to the silent voice of the customer by assessing data, testing and validating assumptions, writes NRMA Chair Tim Trumper MAICD.

5 finance red flags every director should watch out for

Finance fundamentals every director should be across to meet their obligations to scrutinise and sign off on financial accounts.

How the Northern Territory is reinvigorating business and its brand

In its 40th year of self-government, the Northern Territory is working with business in a bid to boost investment and population growth.

The latest on the Royal Commission, illegal phoenixing and the ACNC

The Hayne Royal Commission Interim Report, Director Identification Numbers to combat illegal phoenixing, and the ACNC's five-year review are on the AICD agenda this month.

Superannuation is in strife in the banking royal commission

The most recent hearing of the banking royal commission exposed serious issues within the superannuation sector.

The strong case for an NFP merger

In a volatile business environment, the case for NFP mergers is getting stronger – but directors should be aware of the possible trade-offs.

SME Sutton Tools' best kept secrets to success

Family business Sutton Tools reveals why benchmarking and agility are key to surviving in a specialised global marketplace.

How Redspear Safety is tackling the WA engineering sector

Aboriginal-owned Redspear Safety evolved from an engineering safety provider to a super logistics business. Here's how it plans to build a stronger Indigenous business sector.

The growing impact of rising shareholder class actions

Boards are caught in the middle of rising shareholder class actions and increasing D&O insurance costs. Here’s what directors need to know.
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