A Small Business Development Officer – and firm believer in understanding what works, and what doesn’t, when starting and developing new businesses in Australia – has passed on info about the Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence research project (CAUSEE) at Queensland University of Technology.
This will be the largest study of business start-ups ever undertaken in Australia, and the only large-scale study to track particular ventures over time. It
should improve our understanding of independent entrepreneurship in Australia.
It will identify a large sample of approximately 800 emerging (but not yet operating) business start-ups, and will track them over four years. CAUSEE is focused on following start-up businesses from their inception.
It will also identify a sample of approximately 800 newly established young firms that have commenced trading.
In addition, high potential, high growth firms will also be sought as a separate sample.
Specifically, it is targeting firms that are high potential (an ability to grow and be successful quickly) in two categories:
Any businesses that qualify and complete the survey go into the draw to win $5000 and are given access to web resources that may assist in the growth of the business venture.