The Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) has announced the formation of eight new Task Forces to reinforce the importance of Small Business to the economy.
The specialist Task Forces will tap into the experience, remedy view skills and knowledge of COSBOA members. Currently in place are Task Forces representing: B2B Contracts, illness Competition Policy, Workplace Relations, Compliance and Legislation, Urban Planning, Regional Development and Infrastructure, Taxation, Finance and Payments, and the Personal Health of the Self Employed.
Each task force will be led by a person from one of the COSBOA member organisations and will bring together key industry representatives to provide information and support to Small Business Minister, Mr Bruce Billson.
Peter Strong, Executive Director of COSBOA said, “The Task Forces will allow for Government agencies, the media and other interested parties to seek comment and information from people who really understand Small Business – rather than representatives from the big end of town who are well intentioned but lack the dedicated experience or knowledge.”
“Small Business Minister, Bruce Billson has the respect of the sector, he will act as a supportive spokesperson and he will not shy away from debates that need to happen. We know, however, that others will try to deter Mr. Billson and we will be there to support and fortify his efforts.”
“COSBOA are putting in practical measures to make sure Small Business people get the support they need. When the Small Business sector is healthy the economy will be healthy. It’s that simple.” said Mr Strong.
See the list of current Task Forces and participating members HERE
Peter Strong, Executive Director is available for interview upon request.
For further information please contact:
Maria Ferreira or Jacqueline Howard
Notes to Editors:
1. The Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) was founded in 1979 and was incorporated in 1985.
2. COSBOA is Australia’s peak body exclusively representing the interests of small businesses.
3. For more information on COSBOA visit: http://www.cosboa.org.au/
4. Interviews with Peter Strong, Executive Director, and Andrew Conway, Chairman are available upon request.
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6. COSBOA is a long-time advocate of small business on issues from taxation and workplace relations, through to competition law and retail tenancy.
7. The goals of COSBOA are to promote and support the development of small businesses in Australia and the council recognises that it is a national imperative for Australia that the needs of small business are on the national policy agenda.
8. COSBOA represents 30 member organisations, and between them represent approximately 200,000 members. Through these networks COSBOA reaches more than 500,000 Small Business people across the country.