From the far side of the world to the corner of your street

By any measure, small businesses are an important part of the Australian economy. Yet while the economic value of small businesses is widely recognised, we know much less about the people who own them and about the social contributions they make in our communities.

Senior Researcher Trish Prentice explores these questions in our latest essay, ‘From the far side of the world to the corner of your street’, and discovers how the informal connections built through small businesses in our neighbourhoods strengthen Australia’s social fabric.

Read the full essay here.