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Have your say on tax reform

Australian businesses are invited to have their say on the current tax system and its impact on their operations.

Next gen solutions to solve car costs

With the cost of car ownership set to rise as the federal government seeks to reinstall the fuel excise, a number of entrepreneurs a working away on smart solutions that solve common car dilemmas.

The key challenges facing every entrepreneur

With the $484.2 million Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program giving small business up to $20,000 in loans, a cut in company tax for those earning below $5 million taxable income and other measures, there's a lot to smile about.

Hiring older workers: the incentive for business

As the ink dries on the federal budget, a number of business groups believe the government didn’t go far enough in terms of encouraging business to hire new staff.

Five small business tax deductions

The end of the financial year is fast approaching and small businesses need to get their tax affairs in order.

Federal budget impact on small business

While the government is rightly attempting to put our fiscal position on a sustainable footing its sense of urgency seems to be at the expense of long-term, broader reform to the tax system.

Crisis what crisis? The Commission of Audit & the Federal Budget 2014

It’s been a super month for Government economic statements, in Australia with the long awaited “commission of audit’ report being released just ahead of the usual Federal Budget unveiling.

Budget 2014: SMEs hope for lower taxes, but pessimism high

Small and medium sized businesses do not want to see an increase in the goods and services tax in next week’s Federal Budget and many are pessimistic about whether the Abbott Government will deliver on its promises for the sector.

Commission of Audit a timely reminder for SMEs

When the Commission of Audit report was released last week – replete with sweeping cuts to public spending – it became clear that this years’ budget would be taking no prisoners. We’ve been living beyond out means for too long, and the party is over.

Debt levy to hurt small business

The majority of small business owners face a vicious “double whammy” revenue hit if Tony Abbott proceeds with a mooted debt levy on income tax to repair the budget.


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...

Coronanomics – What we’ve learnt about the economics of COVID-19

If trade bought prosperity to all corners of the world, then COVID-19 is showing the dark side of an interdependent world.

Should you incorporate an AI strategy into your business?

With both government and companies eagerly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) strategies, we explore how AI could also streamline and scale your business....

‘A 10,000 per cent increase in page views in 2 weeks’: how to scale up in a crisis

As a telehealth provider, Coviu experienced a sudden surge in customer demand during the pandemic. Their website saw a 10,000 per cent...

Unemployment rate drops, defying forecasts

Official ABS figures released today show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.8 per cent in August, down from 7.5 per...

Qantas disrupts financial services industry with SME business loans

Qantas will start referring business frequent flyers to lending platform Valiant Finance. This partnership helps Qantas members access working capital, asset finance...

Employees willing to salary sacrifice for flexible working: Research

Research from payroll and HR software solutions provider, Ascender, shows that more than one in three (37 per cent) of Australians are...

Let’s Talk: The Right Reasons

A strong story behind a business's inception can have a powerful effect on customers. Customers may identify with a founder's back story...