Vodafone National Small Business Summit

Welcome to Vodafone National Small Business Summit


The Summit for 2016 will be held at the Brisbane Hilton Hotel 06-08 July, 2016. As the premier policy event for small business, NSBS16 will bring together government, big business and the voice of small business for an exchange of ideas and connect the interest groups in the small business arena at this once-a-year opportunity. Registration now open with pricing for the 2+ day event from just $690*.
*Early Bird SME full registration price

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"This a great event and the contacts you make are invaluable to your business moving forward. To have the opportunity to engage and network with some of Australia's key policy influencers and decision makers is fantastic""

Teresa Mitchell, La Concierge Pty Ltd

Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA)

The organisation was founded in 1977 and was incorporated in 1979 as a public company limited by guarantee. COSBOA has a proud history of strong advocacy on small business issues ranging from taxation and workplace relations, through to competition law and retail tenancy. We were created by people who believed that small business needed a voice that was not also representing big business – as a result the Council of Small Business Australia is now the country’s peak body exclusively representing the interests of small businesses.

Our goals are to: Promote and support the development of small businesses in Australia; Advocate to advance the interests of small business in Australia, including through policy change and regulatory reform; Foster an increased awareness and understanding of the role of small business in Australia amongst public servants and elected government officials, larger businesses, the media and the general community.

We engage our members and provide opportunities for them to influence outcomes affecting their business, and their industry. We act as a conduit for information from our members to Government and other organisations, and vice versa. A key activity for us is to facilitate introductions between member organisations and businesses with relevant customers, suppliers, service providers and regulators. Communication is the foundation of any good relationship, and we endeavour to be an active conduit for information.