Title

Usage and Management of Business Assistance by Small Business: Time for a Rethink?

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

Management

RAS ID

2493

Comments

This article was originally published as: Walker, E. A., & Still, L. (2003). Usage and Management of business assistance by small business: time for a rethink?. Proceedings of 17th Annual Conference of ANZAM 2003. Fremantle, WA. Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd. Conference website available here.

Abstract

This study compared the use of business assistance by women at start-up and current point in time, with the finding that the use of government sponsored agencies falls off once a business is established, however the usage of accountants and lawyers goes up as businesses become established. This indicates a preparedness on the part of business operators to pay for advice services. Also highlighted is the gap in the market for business assistance on an on-going basis, especially for women, as they have less well developed business networks to use for informal business assistance.