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Bruce Billson removed as Minister for Small Business in bittersweet move

Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, announced yesterday that Victorian MP, Kelly O’Dwyer, will replace Bruce Billson as Small Business Minister in a move that sent...

Amendment introduced to employee share scheme laws

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson introduced an amendment to the laws surrounding employee share schemes, a move he said will boost Australia’s start-up sector and drive innovation.

Government boosts contract protection for small business

The Commonwealth Government has announced an extension of the unfair contract protections currently available, a move to further protect the nation’s small businesses from imbalanced agreements brought on by big business.

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson responds to ACCI survey

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson has responded to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Survey of Investor Confidence released yesterday, calling it "a reminder of the work that must be done."

Funding for small business advisory services

Not-for-profit organisations that provide advice to small businesses will be able to apply for funding of $600,000 over three years through the Australian Small Business Advisory Services programme.

New engagement rules for regulators dealing with SMEs

The Abbott government is soon to release new guidelines to streamline interaction between government regulators and small businesses as part of its drive to further reduce compliance costs and red tape.

New start-up initiative sends entrepreneurs to school

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson hopes the latest initiative in the start up sector will usher in an entrepreneurship “renaissance” and encourage more Australians to go into business for themselves.

Small business helpline receives 100,000 calls

The Fair Work Ombudsman’s new small Business helpline has reportedly received more than 100,000 calls since it was established in December last year.

Tougher penalties for franchise sector

The government has moved to introduce fines for businesses that breach the soon to be updated Franchising Code of Conduct and reduce costly disputes...

Grants supporting small business success

Small businesses across Australia stand to receive a much needed cash injection with a number of lucrative grants currently on offer.


Australia facing its worst economic contraction in history

The ABS confirmed Australia’s first recession since 1990 after recording two consecutive quarters of economic decline. After being hammered by the pandemic, bushfires and drought,...

Let’s Talk: Investing to Succeed

Figuring out where to best invest your time and money is a difficult task. As businesses scale, leaders’ daily tasks become more and more...

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment offered to Victorian workers living in NSW or SA

People who live in New South Wales and South Australia but work in Victoria are now eligible for a $1,500 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment...

Afterpay doubles revenue and partners with Worldpay to go global

Despite the global economic slow-down, the shift to online spending and move from traditional forms of credit have boosted Afterpay’s position domestically and internationally. Afterpay...