Hello blogosphere! I’m Angeline, founder and principal of Peer Business Consulting. We are based in Sydney Australia and provide strategic and operational help to startups and small businesses. Welcome to our new blog!
Did you know that over 90% of businesses in Australia are classified as small businesses? That’s incredibly high to me. Especially when you think about all those huge companies out there who seem to monopolise the market in terms of employment, revenue and profit!
Here are a few more stats:
- Australian small businesses employ almost 50% of workers in the private sector.
- And they contribute 35% to Australia’s total gross domestic product.
What all this tells me is that small business is hugely important to the sustained growth of the Australian economy. And although it might not seem it at times, there is a LOT of help available for startups and small businesses, and much of it free.
We just need to know where to look for it. And when we find it, we need help to sort the rubbish from the really useful information. And sometimes we just need help converting it from just something on a piece to paper to something that can actually work for us and our business.
I’m a small business owner too, and I am genuinely passionate about small business, and especially about helping you, my peers, navigate your way through the maze of information and simplify it into practical steps which you can implement today.
So here I am – your peer with a purpose!
In this new blog, we’ll bring you regular updates, research and advice on key business issues and for real and relevant case studies which you can use today to establish, stabilise and grow your business.
I look forward to sharing more with you soon!
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About the Author: Angeline Zaghloul is an expert in business strategy, client management and business processes, and is the Principal of Peer Business Consulting, a Sydney-based consultancy providing strategy and operations support to startups and SMEs. Angeline also publishes a weekly blog which provides research, advice and tips on key issues facing businesses.