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‘An unjust joke’: Melbourne business owners respond to Victoria’s continuing restrictions

Melbourne business owners are displeased with Premier Daniel Andrews' plans to keep customer-facing businesses closed under his government's latest COVID-19 response plan....

Australia’s unemployment rate is creeping up but the real danger is underemployment

Australia’s unemployment rate increased to 6.9 per cent in September, however Australians should be focusing on another more troubling labour statistic.

How to apply for Phase 2 of the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme

Phase 2 of the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme commenced on the 1 October 2020 and includes a range of new measures to...

RBA Governor encourages spending, says cash rate will not rise for 3 years

Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Dr Philip Lowe, made a speech this morning encouraging Australians to spend more money...

Hungry for information: How blockchain can build trust in food supply chains

We live in an age of belief-driven buyers. Increasingly, consumers worldwide are making purchase decisions based on the impact they have on...

Let’s Talk: The Export Essentials

Understanding how to grow your business is difficult, however understanding how to grow your business beyond domestic borders can be even more...

Bionic Voice: Laronix’s new technology is giving people their voice back

Dr Farzaneh Ahmadi is the CEO and Founder of Laronix, an Australian stratup creating Bionic Voice: the world’s first smart, wearable (non-invasive),...

Apps for SMBs created “in under a minute”

With the Australian Government putting pressure on small businesses to digitise amidst the COVID-19 recession, more SMBs are looking for support to...

How SMEs can avoid the cash-flow crunch

Finance leaders from mid-sized businesses (100 to 999 employees) are known for keeping a watchful eye on nuanced signals and indicators of...

Helping Australian businesses through COVID-19

As we continue to navigate the impacts of the global pandemic, Export Finance Australia is supporting Australian businesses with access to finance.  Without a doubt, new...

Five Australian food and agri startups shortlisted for global FoodBytes! Pitch

Five Australian startups have been shortlisted from a record number of international applicants to participate in FoodBytes! Virtual Pitch 2020, Rabobank’s global food and...

Has the Budget delivered for small businesses?

Guest authored by Sam Allert, CEO of Reckon With 23 per cent of small businesses concerned they won't exist...

Female founders deem Budget ‘A step forward, but more to be done’

Whilst largely satisfied with the way the Budget has catered for women, female founders are saying there is room to create greater...

Opinion: Empty retail spaces should be the workplaces of the future

Guest authored by Brooke Jamieson, Head of Experiences at smart spaces platform PlaceOS. The pandemic has accelerated two ongoing...

NSW Small Business Month launches today

The fourth annual NSW Small Business Month has now launched, providing hundreds of free and low-cost activities across NSW and a chance...

How COVID-19 has impacted female entrepreneurs

The number one concern for female entrepreneurs prior to COVID-19 was funding, but now it’s simply business survival, reports a new international...

Government announces ‘most significant reforms’ to insolvency laws for small businesses

The Federal Government has announced new insolvency rules that will allow small businesses to stay afloat whilst restructuring debts. This new insolvency...

Why is Australia seeing fewer female CEOs?

Fewer women are running the country’s top 200 ASX-listed companies in 2020 compared to the last four years, according to the Chief...

Facebook offers $100 million to small businesses

 Facebook’s Small Business Grants Programme is offering USD $100 million in cash grants and ad credits to small businesses.

Businesses call Victoria’s $3bn support package “a band-aid solution”

The Victorian Government's plans to release a $3 billion support package to businesses has been met with apprehension from business owners.