2015 results

Data from CPA Australia’s Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey 2015 (PDF) found that regardless of market, small businesses that are focusing on innovation, e-commerce, social media and exporting are significantly more likely to be growing and creating jobs than those that are not.

Survey results by region

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Business strategy development

12:59 mins 14.95MB Mike Sewell FCPA, Director, Market Gap Investments, discusses the difficulties of implementing strategies for small-to-medium enterprises.

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SME governance

17:38 mins 20.36MB Jennifer Moltisanti, Assistant Commissioner, ATO, talks with Mark Morris, Senior Tax Counsel CPA Australia, about the ATO’s publications concerning SMEs governance, including risk management and compliance strategies.

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Customer focus in business

15:18 mins 17.59MB Mike Sewell FCPA, Director, Market Gap Investments, discusses cash flow, the supply chain and how small-to-medium enterprises change to accommodate the customer.

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How SMEs benefit from R&D incentive

24:56 mins 28.73MB R&D tax specialist, Leigh Conlan CPA, Director, Specialised Accounting Services, tells Mark Morris, Senior Tax Counsel, CPA Australia, about the significant tax and cash flow benefits available to SMEs under the new R&D Tax Incentive.

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The price of growth

14:57 mins 17.19MB Mike Sewell FCPA, Director, Market Gap Investments, highlights the importance for small-to-medium enterprises to plan for growth, from managing cash flow to maintaining supplier relationships.