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. 

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

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)

Call for submissions: SEAANZ Research Book Series

Title: "SMEs in the Digital Economy: Surviving the digital revolution"

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 was published in July 2014 by Tilde University Press. We are now calling for submissions to the 2015 research book. 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 2015. (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). 


60th Annual ICSB World Conference 6 Jun 2015 to 9 Jun 2015
RENT XXVIII 2014 Annual Conference 19 Nov 2014 to 21 Nov 2014
2nd Annual ACSB Asian SME Conference 27 Oct 2014 to 31 Oct 2014
GW Global Entrepreneurship Conference 16 Oct 2014 to 18 Oct 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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