For immediate release: 11 April 2013
The Council of Small Business of Australia, medical see COSBOA, check welcomed the focus on small business yesterday in Western Sydney, malady which highlighted the evident fact that small business is too big to ignore.
Talking about the campaign #2big2ignore Peter Strong, Executive Director for COSBOA commented, ‘The reality is that small business has been ignored for two decades and the more campaigns that focus on us, as people, the better it is for our economy and communities. We fully support this and any campaign to emphasise people in small businesses.’
‘This is recognition indeed of the need for leaders of industry bodies, senior politicians and bureaucrats to attend the NAB National Small Business Summit.’
‘In the lead up to the election, this is one of the final opportunities for all parties to highlight their policies for small businesses, make changes and influence the votes of 2.5 million small business owners in Australia,’ stated Mr Strong.
A key focus of the Summit is to look at how small business and big business are different, yet how they can work together in unison, learning from the unique challenges faced by each to better move forward in the changing climate.
‘We would like to take this opportunity to invite key supporters of small business to attend theNAB National Small Business Summit which will address a number of key areas including policy, partnerships and people,’ extended Mr Strong.
The NAB National Small Business Summit will be held on 24-25 July 2013 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre with registrations open from mid-April.
For more information about the Summit visit: www.nationalsmallbusinesssummit.com.au
Peter Strong, Executive Director, COSBOA is available for interview upon request. For further information please contact:
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. The 2013 NAB National Small Business Summit will be held in Brisbane at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, on July 24th and 25th.
4. The NAB National Small Business Summit provides the small business sector of owners, employees and supporters with the opportunity to discuss and identify relevant issues, promote innovation and generate ideas to stimulate growth within their industry.
5. For more information about the summit visit: www.nationalsmallbusinesssummit.com.au
6. For more information on COSBOA and the NAB National Small Business Summit 2013 visit: http://www.cosboa.org.au/
7. Interviews with Peter Strong, Executive Director, Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) are available upon request.
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9. COSBOA is a long-time advocate of small business on issues from taxation and workplace relations, through to competition law and retail tenancy.
10. 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.
11. Every year, the council affects the lives of over 2 million small businesses in Australia, acting as a conduit for information from our members to government and other organisations, and vice versa.