Bulletin – June 2012 Small Business Finance Roundtable: Summary of Discussion Abstract

The Reserve Bank hosted a small business finance roundtable on 22 May 2012. The purpose of the roundtable was to better understand how the small business sector is financed and where there might be information gaps. The attendees included small business owners, sector representatives, financial institutions, academics, data providers and policymakers. While the roundtable focused on the financing of the small business sector, it also considered a number of other issues including the characteristics of small businesses and the challenges facing the sector. The discussion papers presented at the roundtable are listed at the end of this article and can be found on the Bank's website (www.rba.gov.au).

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