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Government slashes NDIS provider redtape

- December 11, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Speech pathologists, occupational therapist and assistive therapists will soon face less red tape when registering to provide services to clients as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The federal government has announced it will simplify the NDIS provider registration and audit process removing much of the regulatory burden faced by these small business… Read more »

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My Business Health to help businesses with pain points

- December 10, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has launched a new site, My Business Health, aimed at improving the wellbeing of Australia’s small business owners. The My Business Health, site has been designed to provide holistic support to small business owners. It offers practical tips and information to assist small businesses with everyday issues.… Read more »

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Local retailers to win out with consumers this Christmas

- December 9, 2019 2 MIN READ

Campaigns such as #buyfromthebush are impacting Australians spending habits this Christmas according to a new report by MYOB. MYOB’s research shows six in ten Australians say campaigns such as the drought relief efforts are encouraging them to buy local. Moreover, 64 per cent said they would be more likely to support a bricks and mortar… Read more »

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8 Kangaroos will have wine lovers jumping for joey

- December 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

It seems rather appropriate that ‘crafted by hand and heart’ was the motto of ILNAM Estate, given the Carool cellar door is now the home of 8 Kangaroos. This novel marsupial-shaped bottle of wine must be filled by hand and took more than a little heart to develop. The brains behind the iconic roo-shaped bottle… Read more »

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Peer Wealth is right on the money

- December 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

“Peer Wealth was originally a one-man show started by our father Doug in Forster NSW. His drive was to genuinely help people, families, businesses and friends take control over their financial decisions,” says Elle Atkinson of the family business. Over time what began as an accounting practice has evolved into so much more as Elle’s… Read more »

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Cooloola Berries is ripe for success

- December 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

From farm gate to plate is an adage Jason Lewis takes seriously. As a third-generation strawberry farmer, Jason and his wife Kim have expanded upon the family’s berry business to develop Cooloola Berries as a must-visit tourist destination on Queensland’s sunshine coast. Hundreds of people flock to the farm each week to drink strawberry cider,… Read more »

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Murphy & Daughters is a family affair

- December 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

Sarah Murphy left behind a role as a buyer at Market Import to forge a place of her own in the homewares industry with Murphy & Daughters. It’s almost a decade since the founder ditched her day job to kick off her small business from home. “After sourcing unique and beautiful artisan-made products around the… Read more »

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Reduce and reuse is Crema Joe’s credo for success

- December 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

“Crema Joe was conceived out of a genuine desire to reduce single-use coffee pod consumption and the need to educate others about ‘reusing over recycling’, says Crema Joe cofounder Kayla Mossuto. Like many savvy Aussies, coffee-loving Kayla and her husband Piers had turned to home capsule machines to save money and cut back on waste… Read more »

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Business is child’s play at JOONYA

- December 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

Husband and wife team Leanne and Richard Sexton never planned to go into business together but after their son, Ted was born, their lives were to change forever. Ted suffered from extremely sensitive skin and developed chronic skin conditions after using supermarket nappies and wipes. The previously carefree couple were shocked to discover the number… Read more »