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The small business bearing fruit: Aussie Apricots

- December 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

As fourth-generation fruit growers in Mypolonga on the beautiful Murray River in South Australia, the Prosser family know a thing or two about growing fresh produce. Their Aussie apricots are amongst the best in the business. However, in 2005 as their orchards were crippled by severe drought, and the region began to lose ground to… Read more »

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Step into nature at Yelverton Brook Eco Retreat

- December 7, 2019 2 MIN READ

Joy and Simon Enso opened their business Yelverton Brook Eco Retreat long before sustainability and ecotourism became a trend. Margaret River locals, the couple first met in Geraldton as teenagers and were instantly smitten. In 1988 the pair bought the land on which Yelverton Brook stands and have never looked back. The 100-acre block is… Read more »

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Building a legacy with Ronald Young & Co

- December 6, 2019 2 MIN READ

As one of Tasmania’s oldest and most experienced residential building companies, Ronald Young & Co has been helping families build their forever homes for almost five decades. Earmarked for succession by the original owners, current directors Paul and Lisa Burnell purchased Ronald Young & Co in 2011 and have developed a professional and innovative business… Read more »

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ATO warns of scammers targeting small business

- December 6, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is alerting small business owners and individuals to beware of scammers taking advantage of tax payment deadlines to con people into paying out funds. Historically the period from November to January is the peak time for cybercriminals to hit unsuspecting businesses. The ATO reports over $2 million was lost by… Read more »

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Collective bargaining agreement could cut independent grocers a break

- December 5, 2019 1 MIN READ

A planned collective bargaining agreement for the nations small grocers could prove a gamechanger according to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell. The ombudsman has come out in support of a proposal by the Co-Operative of Supermarkets in Australia who have called for the option to participate in collective bargaining to… Read more »

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Discover how to take your business next level with Finder founders

- November 29, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Finder’s founders, Fred Schebesta and Frank Restuccia will play host at an exclusive one-time only lunch event in Sydney next week. Schebesta and Restuccia will share their journey of launching Finder through its first decade of growth with no funding, and moving from a ‘fast follower’ startup to a ‘first mover’ in the comparison space.… Read more »

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Christmas a disrupter for most small business

- November 28, 2019 2 MIN READ

A study by small business lender OnDeck has found the festive season can be disruptive for many small businesses. While Australians are predicted to spend over $50 billion between mid-November and December 25, 2019, businesses can still do it tough.

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Understanding the ‘ideal customer’ still a problem for businesses

- November 28, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

A survey has found businesses are still struggling to understand who their ideal customer is despite access to unprecedented amounts of data on customer behaviour. According to the Getting Customer Data Management Right study commissioned by Oracle, businesses and brands are failing to recognise the importance of customer profiles and are challenged when it comes… Read more »

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Business Growth Fund to back high growth small businesses

- November 28, 2019 2 MIN READ

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced the government and major banks will be backing local business owners, with the establishment of an Australian Business Growth Fund. The government, ANZ, CBA, NAB and Westpac will each commit $100 million to the fund, while HSBC will contribute $20 million. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)… Read more »

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Lessons on the rise and fall of family business

- November 25, 2019 4 MIN READ

A globally recognised expert on family enterprise and family wealth, Professor John Davis have been studying the changing nature of family business since the 1970s. As the founder of the Cambridge Family Enterprise Group, Davis has advised and educated families all over the world on how to achieve longevity and success. Over the years he’s… Read more »