The Role of Innovation and the Small Business Economy

| Tuesday October 9

Small Biz Matters – a half hour program each week where you can work ON your business rather than IN it.
with Alexi Boyd from Boyd Office Management Services
Date: 9 October 2018

It’s an age-old question; should business or government drive innovation? Whose responsibility is it to support those emerging businesses who have discovered a gap in the market but may not have the resources to meet the demand?

And similarly should it be the role of big business to support small enterprises with this potential or should small business be left to their own devices; to sink or swim on their own self made vision?

Today we are joined by Jono Herrman; Chair of the North Sydney Innovation Network who is here to tell us about their work and how they interact with government and enterprise to foster innovation.

Welcome to the show Jono.

Topics we’ll be covering:

  • What’s the role of an Innovation Network in the small business community?

    • How does the network interact with Govt at the local and state level?

  • Tell us about the recent reports around Innovation and Productivity Scorecard which was released in August?

    • Innovation prescincts    

    • What is monitored in this data?

    • How does the Northern Sydney area compare with previous years’ data and what major fluctuations have been noted?

    • How do we compare with similar areas of Sydney?

  • What can small businesses do to foster innovation in their area or even within their own business to tap into the opportunities it offers?

    • What can local and state governments do to improve innovation opportunities in their own areas?

    • Are these lacking in our area of Sydney in your opinion?

  • Tell us about some of the the excellent events on the Innovation Network calendar and how the listeners can find out more??

To find out more go to their website: