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2022Small Business Bravery ReportCautious optimism and confidence in a brighter future BizCover Pty Limited, all rights reserved. ABN 68 127 707 975; AFSL 501769 2Along with much of the country, Australia’s small businesses faced many challenges over the last few years. But having courageously weathered the storm and shown the ability to adapt to continue to service customers, many owners have developed more confidence in their ability to continue to adapt and grow. This has caused them to take a cautiously optimistic view of the future.With more than 2.4 million small businesses1 employing around 5 million Australians,2 it’s clear that small businesses are a vital part of the country’s economy. With fewer resources at their disposal, small businesses fought hard to weather the COVID-19 storms of the past few years. Decreased foot traffic, quick digital shifts, reduced cash flow, broken supply chains and difficulty accessing government support were just some of the challenges owners fa...