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Report reveals Australia’s retail spending at a global high

- June 20, 2018 2 MIN READ

Vend’s inaugural retail benchmark report has revealed the monthly revenue of Australia’s independent retailers over the past 12 months was 18 per cent higher than the global average. The report compared data from over 13,000 retailers,  with a particular focus on Australia. Vend found Australian retailers’ average monthly revenues were also 17 per cent higher… Read more »

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Simple steps to protect your business online

- June 19, 2018 3 MIN READ

It’s essential that small and medium businesses learn how to effectively protect their business online. It isn’t just large corporations being targeted by cyber criminals; approximately 60% of cyber attacks are now targeted at small and medium businesses[1] What’s more, of those that are impacted, almost 60% go out of business within six months.[2] The… Read more »

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1000s have their say on Sydney’s nightlife

- June 19, 2018 2 MIN READ

Sydneysiders are hungry for more to do after dark, according to a recent review by the City of Sydney. Community members were invited to give feedback on new proposals to invigorate the city’s nightlife. The feedback is part of the city’s first review of planning controls in over a decade. The council recently adopted an ‘agents… Read more »

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Top tips to avoid online fraud this tax time

- June 19, 2018 3 MIN READ

With the end of the financial year beckoning, it’s time to start thinking about lodging your return. Thanks to the adoption of cloud accounting solutions and online processing, it is easier than ever to lodge your tax. Whilst this is great news for individuals and small business, tax time is also fraught with fraud as… Read more »

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2018 Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS) finalists announced

- June 14, 2018 3 MIN READ

The finalists have been announced for this year’s Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS). Now in its ninth year, the annual awards celebrate the leaders in Australia’s online retail industry. Each year awards are given out across an array of categories including Best Multichannel Retailer, Best Online Retail Marketing, Best In-Store Initiative, Best Small Independent Retailer, Best… Read more »

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Dinner with in-laws better than doing taxes says small business

- June 14, 2018 2 MIN READ

A recent survey of Australian small business owners has found many would rather have dinner with their mother-in-law than face preparing their taxes for the end of financial year. The survey conducted by cloud accounting solution, Xero, canvassed 500 Aussie small business owners. 69 per cent of participants said they would choose to share a… Read more »

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LISTEN: Kochie’s Business Builders Podcast Episode 2!

- June 13, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

Join David Koch as he interviews business experts and business owners, sharing real-life stories and sound advice on how to reach for success with your small business. Podcast Episode 2 In this week’s podcast, Alison Egan joins Kochie to talk about her quest to brighten the smiles of every Australian, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey shares… Read more »

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Is your small business ready for single touch payroll?

- June 13, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

As of July 1, 2018, all businesses with 20 or more employees will need to take part in the government’s new single touch payroll (STP) initiative.  STP requires all affected businesses to report superannuation and payroll data to the ATO every time they pay run. It’s a massive change from existing requirements and many Australian businesses… Read more »

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Are you ready to be MPowered?

- June 13, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

Mums & Co’s MPowered conference is set to kick off at the International Convention Centre in Sydney next week with an aim of providing mums in business with the advice they need in order for their businesses to succeed. Taking inspiration from the results of  Mums & Co’s recent business survey, The MPowered conference will… Read more »