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5 cybersecurity tips for 2020

- January 14, 2020 6 MIN READ

Cybersecurity, whether you like it or not, is a hot and relevant topic these days, not just for business, but also for home users of technology. So, what do you need to know to keep your and your business’s data safe? The truth is, a lot, writes cybersecurity expert Martin Haak. And herein lies the problem.… Read more »

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The six payroll changes employers need to know in 2020

- January 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

A new suite of major changes to employee awards and legislation will come into effect in 2020 and small businesses must comply with them or face consequences by the Fair Work Ombudsman. writes Tracy Angwin of the Australian Payroll Association.  Legislation and individual awards around employee entitlements change regularly. Organisations are required to comply with… Read more »

Finance

How a CFO on-call transformed this business

- January 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

Jenny Marsh is the owner of a successful franchise business ATM2GO, which since 2011 has been providing the convenience of cash to events and businesses through ATM services. With 17 ATM2GO franchisees based all over Australia, Jenny says that she was finding it difficult to keep track of and properly understand her business’s numbers due… Read more »

Features

What’s keeping Aussie business leaders up at night?

- January 10, 2020 3 MIN READ

Tech, volatile markets, change management, and talent gaps are  the big concerns moving into 2020, write David Jones, senior managing director at Robert Half.  Overcoming challenges is a crucial part of any leadership role but these challenges can often seem like shifting goalposts at times of economic uncertainty, and technological and cultural change. Looking to… Read more »

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5 reasons why you should prioritise workplace health

- January 9, 2020 3 MIN READ

Leading workplace safety organisation SAI Global is urging employers to prioritise the wellbeing of their employees, revealing five important benefits of doing so.  Rod Beath, workplace safety specialist at SAI Global, says while employers are accustomed to looking at how they can implement changes in the business that prevent physical injuries, they are less confident… Read more »

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Insuretech startup Coverhero launches hustle cover for freelancers

- January 7, 2020 2 MIN READ

Aussie insurtech company, Coverhero has announced its first product Hustle Cover, an instant and customisable income protection insurance product tailored for freelancers and those in the gig economy. With more than 1.5 million Australians now working as independent contractors, according to 2018 ABS data, Hustle Cover has been designed to cater to the change in… Read more »

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What women want in 2020

- January 3, 2020 2 MIN READ

Flexible working opportunities, diverse senior leadership teams, clear policies, company purpose beyond the dollars and leadership trumped networks, social activities and free lunches when it came to what women want in the workplace, according to The Leadership Institute’s study of over 800 working women. Dana Lightbody, CEO of The Leadership Institute and creator of the… Read more »

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Order an empty plate and help out our farmers this summer

- January 2, 2020 2 MIN READ

This summer, Matt Moran’s restaurants are supporting the Thankful4Farmers initiative by encouraging diners to order an ‘Empty Plate’ that will go directly towards supporting Australian farming and agricultural communities. Alongside the newly launched summer menus at Matt Moran’s participating restaurants, diners can purchase an empty entrйe plate for just $5 or a main plate for… Read more »

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Ombudsman backs changes to unfair contract terms

- December 17, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the opportunity to advocate for stronger unfair contract term protections for small businesses, as the federal government begins its next phase of consultation. “The government has now released its regulatory impact statement, which broadly reflects the recommendations made by my office throughout this… Read more »

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MYEFO spreads Christmas cheer to small businesses

- December 16, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the mid-year budget update, saying it contains some welcome gifts for small businesses. “It’s encouraging to see the federal government has allocated funds to establish the national payment times reporting framework,” Ms Carnell says. “The framework will require large businesses to publish information… Read more »