Webinar: Overcome the biggest SME challenges

07 February 2019

2:00 pm AEST

1 hr

Sponsored by DocuSign


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Running your own small business is a challenging, yet rewarding experience. But the list of what keeps small business owners up at night is never ending. While issues might vary between industry, general challenges remain the same for many SMEs.

SmartCompany recently partnered with Docusign to survey Australian small businesses to learn more about what challenges SMEs expect to face in 2019.

This webinar will explore some of these challenges, why small businesses are concerned about them and what SMEs can do to overcome them. These challenges include:

– Managing increasing expenses
– Diversifying revenue streams
– Scaling your business
– Increasing competition

Join SmartCompany’s features and profiles editor Dominic Powell as he moderates a discussion between Samuel Marks, managing director Vivid Technology and Tom Hyde, Head of SMB Business, Docusign APAC.


Tom Hyde, head of SMB Business, DocuSign APAC
Tom has 15 years’ experience working in APAC & EMEA within a variety of technology organisations, ranging from small and mid-tier companies through to enterprise organisations. Tom’s skillset spans digital transformation, eCommerce and growth strategies. He’s passionate about helping businesses fully harness the power of technology to be successful, increase their efficiency and scale.

Samuel Marks, managing director, Vivid Technology

Sam has 17 years’ global commercial experience commencing his career with Coopers & Lybrand (PwC) in the Middle Market team, followed by Arthur Anderson (now KordaMentha) in their advisory/insolvency team. Prior to founding the Toroso Group (now Main Street Capital) in 2009, Mr Marks completed seven years within General Electric based in Australia and the United States, and was responsible for leading and executing projects across the US, UK, Europe, Australia, China and Hong Kong.

Dominic Powell, features and profiles editor, SmartCompany

Dominic has more than four years’ experience as a journalist working on publications including SmartCompany, StartupSmart and New Atlas. Currently he is the features and profiles editor at SmartCompany regularly reporting on exclusives for the Australian small business sector while also pursuing a strong interest in new and emerging technologies.


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