Strategic Economic Solutions (SES) has a strong national reputation for researching, understanding and working with small business - especially the hard-to-engage home-based business sector (HBB). In this section of our web site you will find both useful information and resources based on our experience of working with Home-based Businesses in Australia.
Over several years we have prepared an annotated bibliography of useful information for and about home-based businesses which we are continually updating. We are making this bibliography freely available in the interests of raising community awareness and understanding of this important business sector. You can download the current version here.
There has been little research on the home-based business sector in Australia. It is one of the hardest parts of the small business sector to reach and consequently little has been known about them. Broad-based surveys suggest that in Australia around 12% of households operate a home-based business, consistent with estimates for the UK and US.
The publicly available copy of the report 'Backyarders and Front-runners' can be downloaded here.
The Springboard Business Development Program is an exciting opportunity for people in small business to work on the development of their business in a supportive environment. The program has been used successfully throughout Australia and provides a very tailored response to your individual business development needs. It has been designed specifically to cater to the needs of HBB operators. More information (PDF)