City of London Role in the Equity Financing of UK SMEs URS March 2010

City of London Role in the Equity Financing of UK SMEs – URS March 2010

The primary objective of this research is to assess the role and contribution of public equity markets in providing for the equity finance needs of UK SMEs. The UK’s two main growth markets – the London Stock Exchange’s AIM and PLUS Markets’ PLUS-quoted (PLUS) – act as platforms for SMEs to raise equity finance for […]

Innovation Review – Open Source Industry Submission – April 2008

In our view, “innovation” is not an end in itself. Innovation is means to an end, that end being a better life for Australians. An undue focus on innovation preferences the means over the end – an issue foreshadowed in the discussion of the Triple Bottom Line in the call for submissions. For example, a […]

SME Involvement in Australian Government ICT Contracts 2001-2003 – Intermedium DCITA 2007

The Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) provides administrative and secretariat services to the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Joint Industry Government Working Party. The Government’s definition of an SME in the ICT sector is a body corporate incorporated in Australia or New Zealand which, together with its Related Bodies incorporated and […]

Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) – July 2007

The Victorian Government introduced the Victoria Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) in 2001 to encourage participation of local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in major government procurement contracts, projects and infrastructure, major events, investment attraction, and community facilities grants, so they can directly benefit from public sector expenditure. Last year, the Victorian Government committed to undertake a comprehensive review of the […]

Queensland ICT SME Participation Scheme – October 2006

The ICT SME Participation Scheme (the Scheme) is a new requirement for Queensland Government procurement of information and communications technology (ICT) products and services. The Scheme replaces the former Industry Development Statement (IDS) scheme in Information Standard 131. It has a specific intent of assisting ICT Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) gain greater access to […]

Getting Most Out of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) – DCITA July 2006

Getting the most out of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an introductory guide designed to help Australian small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) understand the potential benefits of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in doing business. The guide seeks to provide simple, practical starting advice on what RFID can do for your business and some of the […]

2005 ICT Production in SMEs Sensis DCITA July 2005

ICT Production in SMEs – Sensis DCITA July 2005

The primary objectives of the Index are to track small and medium business activity over the past three months; expectations over both the next three and 12 months; and to measure overall confidence within the small business community. A second purpose is to provide an independent, objective channel for reporting proprietors’ experience and attitudes on […]

2005 Marketing Guide For ICT SME’s AIIA

AIIA’s Local Industry Action Group (LIAG) is committed to supporting and strengthening the local ICT industry in Australia. Recognising the importance of marketing to SMEs and the lack of resources available, LIAG has developed this SME Marketing Guide in conjunction with marketing specialists, Porter Novelli. AIIA’s SME Marketing Guide provides practical advice on a range […]

2005 SME Risk Management Guide – Global Risk Alliance NSW DSRD

2005 SME Risk Management Guide – Global Risk Alliance NSW DSRD This document is a practical guide for managing risk in small business. It reflects the risk management concepts being used in business practice in both the public and private sectors in Australia. It is based upon AS/NZS 4360, recognised internationally as industry best practice […]

2005 ICT SME Government Joint Working Party Report March DCITA 2005

In June 2002, the then Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts,  Senator the Hon Richard Alston, established an ICT SME Joint Industry Government Working  Party (the Working Party) as part of a package of measures to simplify the industry development  (ID) arrangements for Government procurement of ICT. Click here to download the full […]