business confidence

Business confidence dips after Federal Budget

- June 19, 2024 3 MIN READ

  Business confidence in Australia took a hit in May 2024, dropping 2.3 points to a score of 97.0, according to the latest Roy Morgan report. This dip comes on the heels of a Federal Budget that didn’t quite deliver the boost many businesses had hoped for. What’s happening with businesses? Short-term pessimism: More businesses… Read more »

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NSW budget lacks the boost businesses were hoping for

- June 18, 2024 4 MIN READ

    The NSW Government has unveiled its 2024-25 Budget. At the centrepiece of its business support package is the expansion of the Service NSW Business Bureau. However, the lack of substantial assistance to counter the rising cost of doing business has left business advocates scratching their heads. To further the reach of the Service… Read more »

gut health

Gut feeling: How to hack your brain with better digestion

- June 18, 2024 3 MIN READ

  As a business owner, you understand the importance of operating at your best. You invest countless hours in growing your business, managing people, and making critical decisions. However, what if there was an often-overlooked factor silently influencing your cognitive function, energy levels, and overall wellbeing? Enter the gut-brain connection, writes wellness expert Vesna Hrsto.… Read more »

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Feelgood Friday: DoorDash and Foodbank fight food insecurity in South Australia

- May 10, 2024 2 MIN READ

DoorDash and local food relief champions Foodbank are joining forces to launch Project DASH in South Australia. The initiative aims to ensure everyone can access nutritious meals, especially those experiencing food insecurity. Alarmingly approximately 135,000 South Australians grapple with food insecurity each month. This issue isn’t confined to South Australia> Last year nationally, a staggering… Read more »

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Digital wallets and social selling among top cross-border sales trends

- March 21, 2024 2 MIN READ

Aussie-born global fintech Airwallex has dropped its State of Cross-border eCommerce report, revealing the payment and logistics trends and challenges facing both consumers and merchants online. The report spotlights the dynamics of cross-border eCommerce, suggesting there are opportunities for  Aussie businesses and consumers when transacting globally. “ECommerce is more global than ever,” said Kai Wu, Chief… Read more »

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Report finds Aussie workers overworked and overwhelmed

- March 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

  Aussie workers are grappling with unmanageable workloads and a lack of clarity around their roles and responsibilities, according to a report from Asana. The findings from the State of Work Innovation: Australia 2024 Report suggest that the nation’s businesses, big and small, need to do more to ease worker overwhelm. The findings, from a… Read more »

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Aussies set to splurge on sweet treats and travel this Easter

- March 18, 2024 2 MIN READ

  Australian families are gearing up to indulge in festive treats as Easter approaches despite ongoing cost-of-living pressures. According research by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) in collaboration with Roy Morgan, Australians are projected to spend a staggering $2.05 billion on Easter goodies, marking a notable increase of 23.5 per cent from the previous year.… Read more »

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Tech leaders unite against sexism: A crowdsourced solution

- March 11, 2024 2 MIN READ

Good news from the startup and tech sector off the back of International Women’s Day. Hundreds of Australian tech leaders have joined forces to produce a new resource, Addressing Sexism in Australian Tech & Investment. The initiative spearheaded by Elaine Stead, founder of Human VC, calls for the sector to take a stand against sexism,… Read more »

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Aussie businesses growth slows to a pandemic low

- March 5, 2024 2 MIN READ

  Small business owners across Australia are facing increasing pressures as new data from Xero, unveils a slowdown in the small business economy. The latest findings from Xero Small Business Insights (XSBI) covering the period from October to December 2023 indicate a challenging environment for small businesses, with the largest decline in small business performance… Read more »