Tasmania’s 36,000 small businesses are the backbone of our economy, currently employing around 100,000 Tasmanians. Over the last three years, the number of small businesses in Tasmania has grown, their confidence has grown and now they are growing in size.
Tasmanian businesses are invited to a workshop to discuss the challenges, issues and opportunities of dealing with the China market.
Here is an interesting statistic for you. There are approximately 5.5 million Baby Boomers, aged between 53 and 71, in Australia today. That huge group of post-war individuals own about 420,000 small businesses, which is more than half of SME’s in the country.
Careful Tasmania, the desire to meet at a coffee shop to discuss bright futures can be tainted by the lower sun and the falling leaves around our feet.
Launceston’s revitalisation as a university city as been secured with the signing of the $280 million City Deal between the State and Federal Governments.
2017 will be a defining year for Macquarie Point. Following the Government’s announcement late last year that it was going to reset the vision for Macquarie Point and the launch of MONA’s blueprint to rejuvenate site, the momentum has really started to build.
The Tasmanian Small Business Council (TSBC) has welcomed the State Government’s announcement of interest free loans for small businesses and consumers seeking to increase their energy efficiency, which comes on the back of a move to cap electricity prices for 12 months.
The latest CommSec State of the States Report shows Tasmania remains in fourth spot on the national economic rankings. We’re ahead of Queensland, the Northern Territory and South Australia but trailing New South Wales (1st), the ACT and Victoria.