COSBOA was founded in 1977 and was incorporated in 1979 as a public company limited by guarantee. COSBOA has a proud history of strong advocacy on small business issues ranging from taxation and workplace relations, through to competition law and retail tenancy.
We were created by people who believed that small business needed a voice that was not also representing big business – as a result, the Council of Small Business Australia is now the country’s peak body exclusively representing the interests of small businesses.
Our goals are to:
Promote and support the development of small businesses in Australia;
Advocate advancing the interests of small business in Australia, including through policy change and regulatory reform;
Foster an increased awareness and understanding of the role of small business in Australia amongst public servants and elected government officials, larger businesses, the media and the general community.
SmallBiz Week is Australia’s leading Business to Business Expo, Conference, Educational & Networking Event for Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups. If you are serious about starting or growing your business, this is a must-attend event for you.