• SMEs – the label that’s killing our growth

    Mike Rich     |      September 18, 2017

    The midsize business sector is not an officially recognised sector and by lumping medium enterprises under the SME label they are totally forgotten. Midsize business owner Mike Rich says it is now time to change this integration.

  • Stuck in the middle? Mid-sized enterprises in Australia

    Mark Cully     |      September 15, 2017

    Does Australia have too few mid-sized and large businesses and what barriers inhibit their growth? Mark Cully, Chief Economist at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science outlines the three underlying drivers in a speech given at Global Access Partners Annual Economic Summit on 8 September, 2017.

  • Australian Defence Industry: Our National Endeavour

    The Honourable Christopher Pyne MP     |      September 13, 2017

    Entrepreneurial midsize businesses will be crucial to our future wellbeing. The Honourable Christopher Pyne MP addressed the recent Global Access Partners Summit, discussing the opportunities and challenges facing midsize business and how we can work together to grow our defence industry to support the twin goals of national security and economic prosperity.

  • Think Digital or Become History

    The Honourable Ed Husic MP     |      September 12, 2017

    Technological change will shape the future of work. The Honourable Ed Husic MP spoke at the GAP Summit about the need for Australian SME’s to engage in digital transformation and to continue to innovate to remain relevant. His full speech can be read here.

  • The Secret of Success for Midsize Business: Family Entrepreneurs

    Albrecht von der Hagen     |      September 11, 2017

    The Mittelstand is a unique phenomenon from which Germany’s resilient economy has been built. Global Access Partners were privileged to have Albrecht von der Hagen, Chairman of the Association of Family-Owned Businesses, address its recent Summit on the significance of family-owned midsize businesses to the German economy.