Sensis produces occasional special SMEs reports in addition to our regular surveys. These are usually one-off; however, some form part of a series over a finite period. The archive below goes back to 1994.
Yellow Pages® Special Report – Attitudes to Government – November 1995
Small business proprietors throughout Australia have little confidence in Federal Government policies as they affect small business. Close to six out of ten believe that the Government's current economic and other policies work against the interests of small business; only 4% believe that they are supportive. Furthermore, support for the Federal Government in this area has declined over the past three years.
Yellow Pages® Special Report - Aspirations and the Role of Exports - August 1995
Lack of capital is a serious problem for small businesses within Australia. More than one-third of the small businesses surveyed in the Yellow Pages Small Business Index in August 1995 reported that they are constrained by lack of capital.
Yellow Pages® Special Report – Profile of Small Businesses Seeking Higher Growth – February 1995
Less than 10% of small businesses seek high growth, yet this small core has generated disproportionately high employment growth over the past year. The Yellow Pages™ Small Business Index™ identified 8% of small businesses as seeking high or significant growth and these proprietors report employment growth averaging 10% over the past year. These 8% of small businesses account for some 27% of the gross employment growth of established small businesses. Small businesses with high growth aspirations also play a key role in Australia's export growth. These topics are examined in this Yellow Pages™ Small Business Index Special Report.
Yellow Pages® Special Report – Industrial Relations and the New National Training Wage – September 1994
This Small Business Index Special Report examines a range of issues relating to Industrial Relations in the Small Business environment. In particular, the report focuses on current employment arrangements; the impact of the new federal government industrial relations legislation; awareness and use of the new National Training Wage; and attitudes towards employing the long-term unemployed.
Yellow Pages® Special Report – Women in Business – July 1994
Overall 27% of small business proprietors are women - although women are more likely to be found in the smaller businesses and the building/construction, personal services and transport/storage sectors. Women are less likely to operate small business in South Australia and Tasmania than in the other states or territories.