Why do half of small businesses fail within 5 years?

The Coffee Commune has commissioned a review into the types of business practices that separate successful small businesses from those that aren’t. One of the frightening statistics about small business is that nearly half of all new businesses fail inside five years. They simply don’t make it, and we’re trying to understand why so that we can work with our members to use the lessons learnt to accelerate their business. We will also be using the information to actively lobby government on the industry’s behalf.

To help us get the ball rolling we’re gathering some basic data about the hospitality industry. This information will help us gather a clearer picture of some of the barriers the industry is dealing with. Please take a few minutes to follow the survey link below. You will be completely anonymous, no names or details that could identify you are required.


Link to survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7458789/Please-tell-us-about-your-hospitality-business



Being partnered with the Coffee Commune was a logical extension of our business. It is a great opportunity to showcase our equipment range, however, we also see the immense value to the industry of being part of the Coffee Commune’s exceptional training facilities
Fabio Cordovado Director CWE
Labour laws are more and more complex and hard to understand; Through our membership with Coffee Commune, we have constant access to a HR/IR hotline. Quick and Easy.
Phil Johnson Founder and owner Chef
Ecco Bistro
Coffee Commune’s advice, support, and network, helped reduce the red tape, gave us direction, and saved us valuable time.
Sarah Buiso Restaurant Owner of Da Buiso
…if our clients grow, we grow. The Coffee Commune has been invaluable in helping us spread that message.
Vince Monardo Naked Syrups
We are passionate about collaborating with the coffee community to make a real difference for business owners. We look forward to continuing to work with The Coffee Commune.
Matt Allington Partner, Business Services
BDO (Australia)
…we’re passionate about helping businesses identify the things they can be doing to maximise performance.
Alessandro Calabrisello General Manager
Sanremo Coffee Machines Australia