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Ombudsman warns small businesses to beware of scammers

- November 29, 2023 2 MIN READ

  The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, (ASBFEO) Bruce Billson is urging business owners to strengthen their security as scammers ramp up their activity over the holiday period. The ombudsman is suggesting business owners need to be particularly vigilant as an increasing number of bad operators attempt to scam them by impersonating government… Read more »

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How this mum is making $20K a month from her side hustle

- November 29, 2023 4 MIN READ

  Entrepreneur, designer, photographer and mum of two Jessi Evans-Marcius’s side hustle is helping Aussie businesses achieve professional product photos without the hefty price tag. Evan’s business, Backdrop Collective, is an Aussie first, delivering Australian-made premium quality double-sided vinyl backdrops that have taken the small business world by storm. The mum of two started her… Read more »

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Crisis communications: what (not) to do when disaster strikes

- November 29, 2023 4 MIN READ

    For the past month Australian and global media headlines have been dominated by huge businesses, servicing millions of people (think Optus, OpenAI, to name a few), being called out for failing to manage their communications strategy well and recognise that the community at large want and deserve real, honest and transparent answers, writes… Read more »

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Small businesses to receive million-dollar cyber security boost

- November 20, 2023 3 MIN READ

  The Albanese Government has announced a series of initiatives aimed at empowering small businesses to strengthen their cyber security resilience. The 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy will introduce targeted support for small and medium businesses, acknowledging their vulnerability to cyber incidents. Recognising that cyber attacks can inflict serious financial and reputational damage, the government… Read more »

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3 steps to overcoming overwhelm

- November 22, 2023 3 MIN READ

Discussions regarding stress and overwhelm in the workplace are not new and are of interest to business owners and employees alike. In recent years, many companies have invested in stress management education and/or practices for their staff in an attempt to create an environment that promotes well-being. As a business owner and personnel manager, I… Read more »

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Preparing for the holiday season: The Christmas cash jingle and crunch

- November 16, 2023 3 MIN READ

Whilst some small businesses are preparing to wind down over the holiday season, for many Australian businesses, this is their busiest time of the year and they’re preparing to make their biggest profits over the Christmas holiday season, writes Angus Sedgwick, CEO of OptiPay. Industries such as retail, hospitality, manufacturing and logistics often see an… Read more »


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