Tag Archives: strategic planning

fuelling the future: how manufacturing and production are harnessing sustainability to offset soaring energy costs!

Australian businesses across all sectors are facing significant challenges, with rising costs pressures, and ongoing economic uncertainty driving down consumer and business confidence. While we have seen some slight upticks…

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taking a digital first approach to government service design

The delivery model for many local, state and federal Government services can create painful experiences for customers and does not always meet their needs or expectations. A digital first approach…

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SME sentiment pops – are we turning a corner?

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the Fifth Quadrant SME Sentiment Tracker suggests confidence is growing in line with falling inflation and the stabilisation of…

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how strategic technology investment fuels growth in Australian SMEs

the critical role of SMEs in Australia’s economy Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) serve as the linchpin of Australia’s economic fabric, responsible for considerable contributions to job creation, innovation, and…

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manufacturers set to expand production and drive profit growth

Australian manufacturers expect to increase production volumes in the next 12 months, supported by higher capital expenditure and investment in technology, CommBank report shows. Research conducted by Fifth Quadrant forms…

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the ChatGPT experiment by fifth quadrant

Over the past six months, Fifth Quadrant has embarked on a unique exploration into the awareness and application of ChatGPT amongst Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across Australia. The graphics…

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challenging landscape persists as revenues decline

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the SME Sentiment Tracker offers a snapshot of persistent challenges and a glimmer of hope. The downward trajectory of…

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interest rates and energy costs drive SME sentiment lower

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the SME Sentiment Tracker shows both positive and negative indicators in June. Notably, 37% of SME decision-makers reported a…

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39% of SMEs fearful of recession

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the SME Sentiment Tracker shows that despite slightly softer revenue and profit numbers, SME financial performance was relatively strong…

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SMEs report stronger financials but recruitment activity stalls

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the SME Sentiment Tracker shows a significant improvement in financial performance in April 2023, following a slow start to the…

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