Xero report finds jobs and SMB payment times improving

- November 30, 2020 3 MIN READ

Xero’s latest Small Business Insights (XSBI) program reveals that small business jobs rose in October, despite the winding down of government support programs such as JobKeeper, although revenue experienced slower year-on-year growth. Casual jobs continued to recover in October and have now risen 27 per cent since the lowest point during the pandemic in mid-April… Read more »


5 Pinterest trends that will boost your sales

- November 24, 2020 4 MIN READ

Small business owners hoping to capitalise on consumer uptake in digital sales should also consider shoppable Pins on Pinterest. The platform’s latest data reveals the per cent of ‘Pinners’ engaging with shopping surfaces on Pinterest has grown over 85 per cent in the past six months. According to Pinterest data, 63 per cent of Pinners plan to… Read more »


Meet the women leading the way on Rural Women’s Business Day

- October 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

Updated October 15 2020 Innovative, resilient and passionate women all over rural and regional Australia are doing incredible things with small business, and on International Rural Women’s Day, we’re toasting their success! Resilient, innovative and passionate; three words to live by when you’re a woman running a small business in rural Australia. Hats off to… Read more »

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Small Business Ombudsman: history making budget delivers boost for business

- October 7, 2020 5 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the Federal Government’s 2020 Budget is one for the history books, with a record spend that will help lift small businesses out of the COVID crisis and provide a much-needed boost to economic confidence.  New, extended and existing measures to further support small business… Read more »


Budget 2020: Treasurer says ‘we have your back’ as income tax cuts kick in early

- October 7, 2020 4 MIN READ

Accelerated tax cuts, cash splashes for pensioners, massive incentives for business to invest and a subsidy to hire unemployed people are the centrepieces of the Morrison government’s COVID-19 budget. More than 11 million taxpayers will get a tax cut backdated to July 1, giving lower and middle-income earners tax relief this financial year of up… Read more »


10 of the best: Australian florists

- October 1, 2020 4 MIN READ

If you love flowers and let’s face it, who doesn’t? Then its time to throw your support behind our local florist industry. While there are 1000s of awesome boutique florists around Australia here’s 10 of our faves. 10 awesome florists from around Australia Fleurieu Gifts, South Australia South Australian-based Fleurieu Gifts is a family-run small business… Read more »