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Calls to cut red tape for small business registration

- September 19, 2017 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Ombudsman has called for the government to cut the red tape surrounding registration requirements for small business. Ombudsman Kate Carnell made the comments in a submission to the government’s consultation on Modernising Business Registers. Technology has advanced significantly since the government established the business registry service but the systems… Read more »

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Late payments continue to be an issue for small business

- September 19, 2017 2 MIN READ

Despite efforts by the Small Business Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, to tackle the culture of late payments in Australia, a report by Dun and Bradstreet confirmed the big business end of town is continuing to fall down in its efforts to stem the issue. Whilst late payments fell during the second quarter of 2017 by 4.6… Read more »

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Family businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy

- September 19, 2017 < 1 MIN READ

Family businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy with almost 70 percent of businesses in Australia family owned and operated. Every 19th of September we take time out to celebrate the contribution family business makes to the community, the economy and Australian culture with National Family Business Day. This year, the Australian Small Business… Read more »

Connected workplace

How this gamer turned his passion into a career

- September 15, 2017 3 MIN READ

The Intel Extreme Masters Sydney (IEM) attracted roaring crowds, more than 14,000 attendees, and over 8 million online viewers. Aussies love their sport – we have a tradition of dominating the pool, the track, and the field – but what is this other exciting arena where Australians are scoring accolades? Growing in popularity year-on- year,… Read more »

Business Advice

Driving customer growth & engagement

- August 31, 2017 3 MIN READ

As Marketing Director of PayPal Australia, Elaine Herlihy is well-versed in what it takes to deliver a best in class service. Afterall, when it comes to consumer trust and confidence, brands don’t rank much higher than PayPal. “I think there were two things I was drawn to. Firstly, the brand. Even from the banking side… Read more »

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Parliament passes fairer competition laws for small business

- August 17, 2017 < 1 MIN READ

An amendment to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 has passed the Senate, leaving small businesses hopeful of fairer competition in the marketplace. The amendment to section 46 of the act will protect the competition process and address many of the concerns small businesses currently have in regards to anti competitive conduct. Australian Small Business and Family… Read more »

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Treasurer slams Commonwealth Bank culture as ’epic fail’

- August 11, 2017 < 1 MIN READ

Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison has labelled the Commonwealth Bank’s alleged breach of Australian money laundering laws as an “epic fail”. The Treasurer suggested it was now up to the bank to regain public trust, following what he described as “serious allegation”. Despite this, Morrison ruled out the possibility of the government pursuing a Royal Commission.  Morrison… Read more »

Small business

CityIGNITE program set to fire up startups

- August 9, 2017 2 MIN READ

Sydney entrepreneurs looking to kickstart their business dreams are set to be inspired at CityIGNITE. The two-day event will see public and private sector business leaders showcasing smart city solutions through new technologies, data sharing and strategies to support local business people. The event will bring together over 200 business, research and technology leaders with… Read more »