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Small business procurement panel essential to economic recovery

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says small businesses will play a critical role in the post COVID economic recovery,...

Shorter payment times incoming with the Payment Times Reporting Bill

The Payment Times Reporting Bill aims to address late payments and the consequential struggle with cash flow, which is an ongoing problem for Australia's...

Big businesses shouldn’t use COVID-19 as “excuse” not to pay

Small businesses are pleading to be paid on time, with Ombudsman Kate Carnell urging big businesses not to use the COVID-19 economic downturn as...

COVID-19 support should extend to sole traders too

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, requesting support for Australia’s small business sector,...

Telstra and Rio Tinto move to 20 day payment terms for small businesses

Only a few big businesses, such as Telstra and Rio Tinto, have done ‘the right thing’ according to Australian Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell,...

Banking Code still not protecting small businesses fully

Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has spoken out on the recently approved new version of the Banking of Code of Practice...

ATO should stop preying on small businesses

Liberal Democrats Senator Duncan Spender has slammed the Australian Tax Office for its mistreatment of small businesses, as exposed by the Australian Small Business...

Ombudsman supports Business Growth Fund for high growth SMEs

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Kate Carnell today welcomed the announcement of an Australian Business Growth Fund, a recommendation in...

Small businesses will have dedicated Telecommunications Ombudsman Team

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman is pleased to announce the formation of a Small Business Team, commencing 1 April 2019 In the 2017 to 2018 period, complaints from...

Let’s Talk: The 38 hour work week

Is the 38 hour work week hindering productivity?

‘Young people have been disproportionately affected’: Taj Pabari

Taj Pabari is the CEO of the Australian School of Entrepreneurship (ASE), was named the Australian Young Innovator of the Year in...

Let’s Talk: Success Secrets

Success looks different for each business. There is a huge variety in the business models that we hold up as success stories....

Unfair dismissal claim against Deliveroo may have widespread consequences for the gig economy

A former rider for Deliveroo has taken the food-delivery service to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in an unfair dismissal case.

Buy now, pay later made easy for SMEs as Zip partners with Visa, Apple, Google

Zip has announced its partnership with Visa, Apple and Google to allow many more small businesses to accept buy now, pay later...

Meet the woman behind the digital support network for regional businesses

Jordana Edwards has lived in Pottsville in regional New South Wales for the last 15 years. The town of just 6000 people...

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...

‘Innovate or perish’: Martin Duursma

Martin Duursma is a Partner at Main Sequence Ventures. Prior to Main Sequence Ventures, Martin co-founded Datapac Australasia and then went on...

‘We have to be bold and visionary’: Sally-Ann Williams

Sally-Ann Williams is the CEO of Cicada Innovations, one of Australia's leading deep tech incubators. Before joining Cicada, Sally-Ann was an Executive...