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News

Superannuation changes, tax help and energy prices on the agenda for small businesses as EOFY approaches

- June 14, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson, highlights the issues at the top of small businesses’ agendas as we fast approach the end of the financial year. It was particularly pleasing to hear the Prime Minister specifically highlight the importance of small business in his first speech to the Labor Caucus, saying: “I’m… Read more »

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Resources

How the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman can help you resolve a dispute

- May 10, 2022 3 MIN READ

When disputes arise between your business and other parties, it’s often best to resolve the matter before it gets to the point of costly and time-consuming legal proceedings. Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson, explains how his office can help. Since being established six years ago, the Australian Small Business and Family… Read more »

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Opinion

“Disappointing”: Why it’s easier for men to grow a business than women in Australia

- March 9, 2022 2 MIN READ

Latest research revealing that female entrepreneurs in Australia are still facing more barriers to business growth than their male counterparts is “disappointing”, says Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson. This International Women’s Day, I want to extend maximum respect to the incredible women out there dedicating their time and efforts to supporting small businesses,… Read more »

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Opinion

Aussie small and family businesses remain cautious about 2022 challenges

- February 8, 2022 3 MIN READ

While some Australian small business report feeling optimistic about the year ahead, many are still battling the many challenges thrown up by the pandemic, leaving them feeling cautious about the future, writes Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson. Small and family businesses are facing multiple headwinds, but powering through pandemic constraints such… Read more »

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Opinion

Mature age workers could ease the skills shortage says small business ombudsman

- January 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

Mature age workers could come to the rescue of many sectors experiencing skills shortages, writes Australia’s Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson. Many small and family businesses have made the most of the holiday rush, with Australian shoppers spending an estimated $60 billion in the weeks leading up to the festive season. The… Read more »

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Opinion

ASBFEO: It’s a great time to support Australian Made

- June 4, 2021 3 MIN READ

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson highlight why more Aussies are flocking to support Australian Made and how your business can benefit. It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for small businesses over the past month. The highs felt at the beginning of the month with the Budget measures designed to… Read more »

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Opinion

ASBFEO: I’m here to support small businesses

- March 17, 2021 3 MIN READ

The past 12 months have been punishing for Australia’s small and family businesses. A horrific bushfire season was followed by a pandemic-induced recession, which has taken a heavy toll on our small business community, writes Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson. Indeed it has never been more important to ensure Australia is… Read more »