“Small businesses account for 96 per cent of businesses registered with ASIC, so it’s important we understand the sector’s needs and expectations,” said ASIC Commissioner, Greg Tanzer.
This is ASIC’s second small business survey. The last survey, conducted in late 2012, resulted in the establishment of ASIC’s Small Business Engagement team which is focused on strengthening ASIC’s relationship with key stakeholders such as business advisers and industry associations and developing resources to help small businesses better understand their compliance obligations.
“This survey is about benchmarking our work over the last 18 months and further improving our services,” said Tanzer.
“It’s important we know that the services and resources we’re providing are what small businesses need. For example, has our recently released small business hub on the ASIC website helped small businesses better understand our role and their compliance obligations? Have we established and strengthened relationships where we need to?
“Every response to our survey will help inform our work, shape our priorities and improve our services. We’ll come back with our findings and details of the improvements we intend to make later this year,” Tanzer said.
Stakeholders are invited to complete the anonymous survey on ASIC’s website. It will be available from April 7 to May 26, 2014.