Welcome to SEAANZ

Since 1987 the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) has served as a focal point for research, education, policy and practice in the field of small to medium enterprise and entrepreneurship.

SEAANZ is a non-profit association that is an independent voice in understanding the nature of small firms, how they operate and how they might be supported by government, industry and academia.

SEAANZ is an affiliate member of the International Council of Small Business (ICSB), a global organisation founded in 1955, and a member of the Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB), a regional affiliate body of the ICSB founded in 2013. 

27th Annual SEAANZ Conference 2014 - Breakfast with the Minister


A highlight for the conference is an opportunity to have breakfast with the Federal Minister for Small Business, The Hon Bruce Billson MP. As Federal Shadow Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson was the keynote speaker at our 2013 conference. His is now in government and has opportunity to implement his agenda for change to help enhance the small business sector in Australia. Don't miss this special opportunity to share time with the Minister.

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2nd Annual ACSB Asian SME Conference

Theme: Globalisation - Doing well, doing good

Dates: 27-31 October 2014; Location: Seoul, South Korea.

Abstracts deadline: 30 June 2014. For more information (go to website)

Pre-Conference Doctoral Colloquium - 27th Annual SEAANZ Conference 2014

A pre-conference doctorial colloquium will be held for research students as part of the 27th Annual SEAANZ Conference. The colloquium will provide an opportunity for independent feedback on their students’ research. A light lunch will be served.

Date: Wednesday, 16 July 2014; Time: 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm

Place: Australian Technology Park, Sydney

Cost: This event is free to all doctoral students who are registered for the SEAANZ Conference. (more information here)

Call for submissions: SEAANZ Research Book Series

Title: "Smarter and Innovative SMEs in a Globally Competitive Environment"

Our aim is to produce at least one book each year that addresses a key theme around which our annual conference is organised. The first book of this series will be published in July 2014 by Tilde University Press. Submissions can be academic research papers but we also welcome more applied works that address relevant issues associated with education and training, small business or industry policy and managerial practice. This can include case studies or expert opinion. Submissions deadline: 31 January 2014. (go to website)

ACCC Small Business Education Programs

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched a series of specialist education modules targeted at small business owners. They provide valuable information on the key provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act (2010). (Go to website)

Highlights of the 26th Annual SEAANZ Conference 2013


The 26th Annual SEAANZ Conference took place at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney from 11-12 July 2013. Under the theme "Small Business Management in Globally Competitive Markets", the conference was well attended and brought together all the federal and state small business commissioners within a policy forum (go to website). 

Call for Papers: The 27th SEAANZ Annual Conference


The 27th Annual SEAANZ Conference will take place from 17-18 July 2014 at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney. The conference theme is "Enhancing SME success in the digital economy". Paper submissions ar now open unitl 26 April 2014. More details can be found at the conference website.

Visit the website: 27th Annual SEAANZ Conference.

Submit your papers: Conference Paper Submissions

59th Annual ICSB Conference Call for Papers

The 59th Annual ICSB World Conference will take place in Dublin, Ireland 11-14 June 2014. Call for papers opens 1 September 2013 with abstract submissions due 31 January 2014. Theme of the conference is "Entrepreneurship and Sustainability" (go to website).


2nd Annual ACSB Asian SME Conference 27 Oct 2014 to 31 Oct 2014
GW Global Entrepreneurship Conference 16 Oct 2014 to 18 Oct 2014
27th Annual SEAANZ Conference 17 Jul 2014 to 18 Jul 2014
59th Annual ICSB 2014 World Conference 11 Jun 2014 to 14 Jun 2014

Become a Member

We are currently finalising our website to take online applications. In the meantime please contact our Secretariat or download the membership application form.

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