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Australian small businesses call for more government support

Over two-thirds (71 per cent) of small business owners say the federal government is not doing enough to support them, in a new study...

A tale of two SMEs: what distinguishes a growing business from a declining one?

What are the attributes of an SME that is growing, and how do they differ from a business with static or declining revenue? Twice a...

NSW establishing Productivity Commission to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses

A Productivity Commission will be established in NSW to spearhead a micro-economic reform agenda that includes a focus on reducing red tape for businesses,...

Major barriers to SME investment explored by new report from Small Business Ombudsman

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has today released a study into factors impacting small to medium enterprise investment. According to Ombudsman Kate...

NAB “first off the mark” with shorter, plain English loan contracts for small businesses

National Australia Bank’s decision to introduce shorter, plain English loan contracts for small business borrowers has been welcomed by the Australian Small Business and...

The NSW and Federal Governments have joined forces to slash red tape for small businesses

An inter-governmental partnership to help reduce red tape for new small businesses has been announced today. The announcement follows the test launch, in April 2017,...

Three reasons this year’s federal budget is advantageous for small business owners

After the Federal Budget was announced on Tuesday, 9 May, small business owners will be trying to work out what matters most to them....

Late payment research from Amex and Xero highlights the cashflow burden for SMEs

Coinciding with the anticipated release of the Small Business Ombudsman’s report on its inquiry into payment times and practices, American Express has released research showing...

Senator Abetz reveals how government could keep funding the SME instant asset write-off

Senator Eric Abetz has recommended the federal government return small business to the cabinet and place the portfolio in the hands of Liberals. In an...

Growing a small business is even easier with further cuts to red tape

Further cuts to red tape will save NSW business owners $815 million making owning and growing a business in NSW even easier. The red tape...

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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...