Welcome to SEAANZ

Since 1987 the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand Ltd (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 not-for-profit company limited by guarantee 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. 

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29th Annual SEAANZ Conference

Call for papers - Sustainable Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

 10-12 August 2016, Melbourne Australia

The call for papers for the 29th Annual SEAANZ conference is now made. We how you can join us for another fantastic conference in Melbourne in 2016.

  • Paper submissions open – 16th  November 2015.
  • Papers submissions deadline – 2nd June 2016.

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SEAANZ Research Book Series 2015 Edition

The second edition of the SEAANZ Research book series has been published. This edition focuses on SMEs in the digital economy and provides a range of perspectives from academic reseachers through industry and government. Edited by Bernice Kotey, Tim Mazzarol, Delwyn Clark, Tui McKeown and Martina Battisti, the edition has contributions from Dr Michael Schaper, Deputy Commissioner ACCC; Mark Brennan, Australian Small Business Commissioner; and Claire Phelan, Canon Business Services. This book offers a unique perspective of the challenges facing SMEs in Australia and New Zealand as they seek to deal with the rise of the digital, online and mobile economy of the future. Read more>>>

Highlights of the 28th Annual SEAANZ Conference






The 28th Annual SEAANZ Conference took place in Melbourne 1-3 July 2015 at the National Australia Bank's "The Village" 700 Bourke Street. It was a fantastic event. Click here to read more>>>

28th Annual SEAANZ Conference Papers






The papers from the 28th Annual SEAANZ conference, 1-3 July 2015 are now available. Click here to read more>>>

Images from the 27th SEAANZ Annual Conference


The 27th SEAANZ Annual Conference took place in Sydney during 16-18 July 2014 at the Australian Technology Park. It drew together a cross-section of the "four pillars" across the domains of research, education, policy and practice who focused on the theme of how to enhance SMEs in the digital economy. A series of photographs were taken of the event that can be found on this website. (go to images).

Highlights of the 27th Annual SEAANZ Conference 2014

The 27th Annual SEAANZ Conference took place from 16-18 July at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney. The conference focused on the theme "Enhancing SME success in the digital economy". An excellent cross-section of research papers, keynote speaker presentations and workshops made the conference a huge success. Representatives were there from all 'four pillars' of the SEAANZ community. Once again we thank the support of our institutional supporters and key sponsor Top Education Institute for helping to make this event such a success. (Go to website)

SEAANZ Research Book Series 2014 Edition

The first of our SEAANZ Research Book Series: "Meeting the Globalisation Challenge: smart and innovative SMEs in a globally competitive environment" is now released. SEAANZ has launched this book to provide a more accessible source of information for readers than is possible with traditional academic journals. This book brings together a cross-section of authors who encompass all "four-pillars" of the SEAANZ community. The book will be officially launched at the 27th Annual SEAANZ conference in Sydney on 18 July by the Australian Small Business Minister the Hon Bruce Billson MP.

Editors: Bernice Kotey, Tim Mazzarol, Delwyn Clark, Dennis Foley and Tui McKeown.

Available from Tilde Publishing

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). 


29th Annual SEAANZ Conference 10 Aug 2016 to 12 Aug 2016
ICSB World Conference 2016 15 Jun 2016 to 18 Jun 2016
ACERE 2016 Conference 2 Feb 2016 to 5 Feb 2016

Become a Member

SEAANZ welcomes new members. Please click through to our membership benefits page or download the membership application form and submit to our Secretariat. For existing members you can now renew online via the following links.

Find out about membership benefits

New membership application form download: [Membership Application Form].

Existing membership renewals here: [Membership Payment]