The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has launched a new online survey to gather feedback from small business owners on its services and engagement with the small business sector.
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.
A video featuring ASIC Commissioner Greg Tanzer discussing the importance of the survey can be viewed by clicking on this link. The survey, which anonymous and takes approximately five minutes to complete, will be available until May 26, 2014. Complete the survey online now via ASIC's website.
“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 survey is about benchmarking our work over the last 18 months and further improving our services.
“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?”
Tanzer said that all responses to the survey will help inform ASIC’s work with the small business sector, with findings and details of the outcomes and the follow-on improvements to be announced later in the year.