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The current economic downturn will create a new wave of entrepreneurship

Good entrepreneurs thrive amid uncertainty, and economic downturns are no exception. Some of the world’s most disruptive brands were founded during the GFC of...

5 ways to insulate your business in a downturn

If you're scared that the latest financial shake-up may lead to a second GFC, you're not alone. Fortunately there are strategies you can employ to run a business in an uncertain economic environment.

22% would quit without having another job to go to

Australian workers are feeling stressed and neglected by their employers as a result of a preoccupation with the economic downturn, a new survey has found.

Staff changes inevitable for business

According to a survey conducted by recruitment agency Hudson, more than half of the Australian employers surveyed indicate an imminent restructure of their business....

Online job ads fall

The number of trade jobs advertised online fell in February, according to the Olivier Group. The Olivier Job Index fell by 9.08 percent in February,...

Business women less optimistic in downturn

A new survey commissioned by Westpac and conducted by TNS, has found that business women are less optimistic about the economic downturn that their...

Family friendly cash boost for small business

Workplace Minister Julia Gilliard has launched a $12 million plan offering small business grants of between $5,000 and $15,000 to make their workplace more...

Small business lack online presence

According to research conducted by WebVisible and Nielsen, reported by Marketing Charts, a large number of small businesses lack a visible online presence. The report...

Moody’s negative outlook for banks

Moody’s Investors Service has given Australian banks some not so good news, cutting it's ratings outlook to negative as a result of a slowing...

Tougher rules for overseas workers

In a clear response to the economic downturn, tougher rules have been implemented for employers of overseas workers. The tougher assessment criteria will mean that...

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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...