We have an ongoing commitment to investigating and reporting on issues of importance to small business. Many of our members own or work for or advise small businesses. Through the small business survey, we aim to provide research to inform the decisions of small business owners, advisers to small business and policy makers.

2017 results

Data from CPA Australia’s Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey 2017 found that businesses with a focus on technology, (including ecommerce, social media and cybersecurity), innovation and exporting are significantly more likely to be growing and creating jobs than those that are not.

Full report

Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey 2017 (PDF)

Survey results by market


Mainland China

Hong Kong



New Zealand



Past survey results