ASIC wants to hear from small businesses about how it can help you.
If you are in the process of changing business names or registering a new business, then ASIC wants to hear from you.
Not only does ASIC run the online business names registry, but they also work to shut down investment scams and have been chasing banks in the wake of the Storm Financial collapse.
It can administer and enforce the law and makes information about companies publicly available. It's a complex task that requires great insight into what businesses do and what is important to them.
In order to learn more about small business and communicate better, ASIC has launched an anonymous survey, asking small businesses to tell them what they'd and don't know about their compliance obligations, if they know where to find information and to give ASIC feedback on what they could do better.
Examples of questions asked in the survey include:
How would you rate ASIC’s engagement with small business?
For your business, how can ASIC improve how we engage with you to provide information on your obligations?
ASIC Commissioner Greg Tanzer said in a statement that the survey gives small businesses the opportunity to provide insight into ways ASIC can more effectively help them.
"A key strategic priority for ASIC is to ensure we have an efficient registry and licensing business that focuses on small business.
"Our ultimate aim is to reduce the red tape that regulation imposes on small businesses which, in turn, will save them time and money that can be better spent on growing the business."