To Big To Ignore: WHY IS SMALL BUSINESS MAKING A BIG NOISE RIGHT NOW?











Because the majority of businesses in Australia are small business. There are over 2 million of them here, employing over 7 million Australians, and for too many years, they’ve been overtaxed, overregulated and overlooked by government.

 

With the Federal election on the horizon, now is the time for highly visible, national campaign that enables small business to stand up and make a big noise. By uniting the many small voices of small business all round the country, our aim is to show politicians that, together, small business is too big to ignore.

 

The facts and figures about small business in Australia speak for themselves. This website simply brings them together in one place, alongside the deeply personal accounts from real small business operators who have agreed to share their stories here.

 

These are stories that deserve a bigger voice, and we welcome wider publication of any of the material on this website. Please feel free to download any of the information relating to The Small Business. Too Big To Ignore campaign below.

 

KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

  • THERE ARE OVER 2 MILLION SMALL BUSINESSES* IN AUSTRALIA
  • THEY EMPLOY MORE THAN 7 MILLION AUSTRALIANS
  • THAT’S OVER 60% OF OUR WORKFORCE

 

What is a small business?

There are several technical definitions, but speaking to small business people the term means a lot more to them than that. We have found that small and medium businesses consider themselves to be part of small business.  So for our campaign we have taken small business to include all businesses with less than 200 employees.

 

Source: Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Key Statistics: Australian Small Business, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, 2011. For more information click here

 






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