MARK BOURIS HEADING UP FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TASKFORCE TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES DIGITISE

High-profile entrepreneur Mark Bouris will head up a taskforce established by the Federal Government to encourage small businesses to adopt digital technologies that will streamline their operations.

Bouris will be joined on the Small Business Digital Taskforce by Spiro Pappas (Executive General Manager of Global Institutional Banking at NAB), Pip Marlow (former MD, Microsoft Australia), Su McCluskey (former CEO, Regional Institute & MD, Energy Renaissance) and Gerard Schenkel (Former CEO, Tyro Payments & Managing Director, BGA Digital) plus Liberal MPs David Coleman and Craig Laundy (Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science).

Treasurer Scott Morrison said Bouris (founder, Wizard Home Loans & Executive Chairman, Yellow Brick Road) was the ‘right man for the job’ of chairing the taskforce. He noted Deloitte research indicating that small businesses with advanced levels of digital engagement are 1.5 times more likely to be growing revenue, 8 times more likely to be creating jobs and 14 times more likely to be innovating.

“Small business is at the heart of the Australian economy – 3.2 million small businesses employ around 50 per cent of Australia’s workforce, or around 5.6 million Australians,” he said. “But many are not taking advantage of the opportunities that the digital economy offers. Read more

James Harkness - Dynamic Business - 21 Nov 2017

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