Small business to get greater access to free trade

- March 4, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the Joint Standing Committee report on access to Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and urged bi-partisan support for key recommendations. The Joint Standing Committee has recommended a ‘single trade window’ to simplify small business access to our free… Read more »


Aussie brands set to go global with Bricks & Clicks

- February 11, 2019 2 MIN READ

Six retailers have begun their transition from traditional brick and mortar outlets to online brands at the Bricks & Clicks* sprint weekend at International Towers, Barangaroo. The Aussie small businesses were chosen to take part in Bricks & Clicks after a nationwide search. The sprint weekend marked the first stage of the businesses’ transformation from… Read more »


Sensis reports small business confidence at a nine-year high

- February 5, 2019 2 MIN READ

The latest Sensis Business Index findings have been released and the report has revealed Australia’s small and medium businesses are feeling optimistic about the future. Business confidence across the country has reached a nIne year high with an eight-point increase to + 50. This is the highest recorded business confidence level since December 2009. Victorians… Read more »


SEEK report shows job and employment trends on the rise

- January 31, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

SEEK’s latest Employment report has revealed an overall improvement in job growth and employment trends between 2018 and 2017. According to the data, 2018 was a strong year for the Australian employment market with new job ads up 8.6 per cent over the 12 months and advertised salaries up on average 3.9 per cent. Kendra… Read more »


Selling your business? 3 things you need to know!

- January 31, 2019 3 MIN READ

With many Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, there has been a rise in the number of mature business owners seeking to exit their businesses. Justin Greiner, CEO of JBWere reports on what business owners need to know when reaching this point in the business life cycle. The latest Quarterly SME survey by NAB Economics highlighted… Read more »


Report finds quality customer experience essential to brick & mortar retail success

- January 16, 2019 3 MIN READ

A new study by Mood Media into the consumer shopping experience has shown people will choose a traditional retailer over an online store if they receive the right type of customer experience. The study, ‘Elevating the Customer Experience: The Impact of Sensory Marketing’, was conducted by Walnut Unlimited on behalf of Mood Media and surveyed more than 10,000 consumers… Read more »


Why innovation isn’t just for entrepreneurs

- January 14, 2019 3 MIN READ

The not-for-profit sector is a traditional industry, often constrained by bureaucracy, political agendas and a fair few wads of red tape. There are rules to abide by and procedures to follow, however as CEO of Victorian not-for-profit, State Schools Relief, Sue Karzis knows, when it comes to making a difference, sometimes rules are meant to… Read more »


The 3 critical growth stages every SME should understand

- November 22, 2018 3 MIN READ

In life, change is constant. In business, planning for it will be critical to your success. And while change can be challenging (and painful!), if it’s anticipated and well-managed, it can be a rewarding and transformative process and result in innovations, improvements, and growth. To help you avoid some often-hazardous business growth pitfalls, I’ve channelled… Read more »