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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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Ombudsman says legislation needed to fix late payments

- February 14, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell says the voluntary Supplier Payment Code is ineffective and if the government is serious about getting big business to pay small business on time, legislation may be required. Carnell’s comments follow recent scandals surrounding reverse factoring in which certain larger corporations were miming data… Read more »

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10 awesome Aussie florists to check out this Valentine’s Day

- February 13, 2020 4 MIN READ

With Valentine’s Day just a sleep away, we thought we would shine a spotlight on 10 of the best independent Aussie boutique florists. These 10 incredible businesses from around Australia offer gorgeous floral creations. However, we know there are thousands of other amazing boutique florists out there so if you would like the chance for… 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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ATO says it’s time for businesses to move to myGovID

- February 11, 2020 2 MIN READ

If you use the ATO’s Business Portal, now is the time to set up your myGovID as the government prepares to phase out AUSkey. On 27 March, the ATO and 26 other government agencies will retire the decade-old AUSkey and the Manage ABN Connections login credentials. This means anyone who uses the ATO’s Business Portal… Read more »

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Lenovo and Shark Tank judge partner for mentor program

- February 11, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Lenovo is partnering with Shark Tank judge Naomi Simson to launch the ThinkBook Mentorship Program to give regional small business owners a leg up. Entry to the program is now open, with Lenovo offering three participants the chance to be equipped with the latest Lenovo ThinkBook technology to power their business, and the opportunity to… Read more »

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BPAY making it easier to donate to drought affected farmers

- February 11, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

BPAY has joined forces with Rural Aid to make it simpler for the charity to accept donations to drought-affected farmers. Rural Aid is one of Australia’s largest rural charities, which provides financial assistance and support to farmers in times of natural disasters such as drought, fire or flood. Rural Aid’s current campaign asks Aussies to… Read more »

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The fastest growing business sectors in 2020

- February 11, 2020 2 MIN READ

It’s a new age world… recent data from 99designs has revealed biohacking, astrological services, cannabidiol (CBD) businesses and vegan products and services amongst the fastest growing industries for entrepreneurs in 2020 with all four expected to have explosive growth in the year ahead. The data comes from analysis of the number of companies across various… 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 »