The small business week in review


This past week in the SME world, Ola appointed a new Australian MD, small businesses didn’t trust energy companies, Kim Garner gave tips on how to export around the clock and much more.

Ola appoints new Australian MD

Ola, a ride-sharing platform, is strengthening its presence in Australia with the appointment of Simon Smith as Managing Director. Smith will head and develop the leadership team and play a pivotal role in building Ola’s presence including strategy, marketing, product development, customer service, and engagement with driver-partners and other stakeholders.

Small businesses don’t trust energy companies

Small business owners say they don’t trust energy retailers as new figures show business electricity bills are spiking compared to last year. Businesses in South Australia, the ACT and NSW have seen the largest price increases, while Tasmanian prices have dropped. Energy Consumers Australia tracks the energy bills small businesses get in each state, and compares them based on the previous year’s prices.

Top tips to export around the clock

Global interconnectivity, new supply chains and technology have transformed today’s entrepreneurial landscape. Despite global economic uncertainty, the spirit of creativity and innovation are still driving the growth of companies in the APAC region – exports accounted for 68% of Asia Pacific SMEs’ total annual revenue of US$1.43 million. Small businesses should take advantage of technological innovations to connect with new customers and look to grow on a global scale. Kim Garner provides top tips of how to do so.

Have a fantastic weekend and stay tuned for next week!