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Meet the social enterprise transforming offices into art spaces

- February 14, 2020 2 MIN READ

Award-winning social enterprise, ColourSpace, is bringing art-as-a-service to Sydney, on a mission to turn cities into galleries supporting local artists. As Australia’s first art social enterprise, ColourSpace transforms staid environments into dynamic, carefully curated galleries – displaying and regularly changing art. Similar to fresh flower delivery services that brighten offices, ColourSpace curates a selection of… Read more »

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4 reasons your business should consider disability employment

- February 14, 2020 3 MIN READ

Many of Australia’s 4.37 million people with disability are still experiencing barriers to employment and according to disability employment experts, this issue is depriving businesses of a highly loyal and productive talent pool. The Social Deck’s recent Community Consultation Report for the Australian Government Department of Social Services, found that the majority of people with… Read more »

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Businesses urged to protect themselves now from impact of coronavirus

- February 12, 2020 3 MIN READ

Aussie businesses impacted by the coronavirus are urged not to be complacent. Instead, they should seek help now to protect themselves according to national insolvency and business recovery firm, Jirsh Sutherland. Bradd Morelli, National Managing Partner, Jirsch Sutherland warns a head in the sand approach will not cut it. Businesses need to be proactive if… Read more »

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Xero launches new integration with Square

- February 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

Cloud accounting solution Xero has announced greater integration with payment platform Square to allow small businesses invoices to now be paid instantly and recorded automatically in Xero. The enhanced integration allows small businesses using Square to email invoices from Xero giving their customers the option to pay the bill instantly, using a credit or debit… Read more »

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Small businesses to be prioritised in bushfire recovery

- February 5, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the NSW Government’s efforts to give local businesses priority in securing rebuild work in bushfire affected communities. The NSW Government has launched a new business portal and a concierge service for local and regional businesses to access government agency procurement opportunities in areas… Read more »

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Financial checklist for small businesses affected by fires

- January 24, 2020 2 MIN READ

Chartered Accountants ANZ (CA ANZ) has released a checklist to help small business facing financial difficulties in the wake of the devastating fires raging across Australia. “However other potential losses, like financial losses, can be managed and potentially prevented during bushfire season by remembering a few key steps. “Chartered Accountants are well placed to help… Read more »

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Financial ombudsman launches dedicated bushfire hotline

- January 23, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) has today launched a support hotline to ensure priority service for those impacted by the devasting Australian bushfires.  The AFCA Bushfire Support Line (1800 337 444) is part of AFCA’s disaster response process which identifies and expedites complaints about financial products and services from the impacted communities. AFCA Chief… Read more »