SMEA: Why it’s important to have a voice

Newly appointed SMEA Chairman Mark Bouris talks about why he’s so passionate about the Association.

24 October 2018

I’ve recently been appointed as chairman of the SMEA - the Small to Medium Enterprise Association of Australia.

And as chairman, I want to see the SMEA provide a platform for networking for its members - over 300,000 - and get them together.

In business you can feel pretty lonely, but I can tell you, there are a lot of people facing the exact same issues that you’re facing.

And there’s a great deal of comfort knowing that there’s someone else experiencing what you are.

The other thing that is important is that we need a voice.

I will be the person who goes to talk to the Prime Minister or whoever needs to be spoken to, but I need to be shown that we have momentum behind things.

I need people to be part of the SMEA and I will happily take that request to the government.

I’m really happy to keep supporting Australian small businesses and services, and if you know someone who is not a member, get them to join up.

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