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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 »

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New Year debt hangover puts small businesses in danger zone

- January 22, 2020 2 MIN READ

Leading online small business lender OnDeck is urging business owners not to pin their hopes on the support of family members or turn to personal credit cards this January to meet the cash flow needs of their small business or to clear debt but seek out alternative lending options instead

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AgriWebb to give bush fire affected farmers a helping hand

- January 21, 2020 2 MIN READ

Farm management software company AgriWebb is launching The AgriWebb Community – Helping Hand Project so bush fire affected farmers – whether they’re AgriWebb users or not – can get the help they need. “While Australians have been shocked by the scale of destruction caused by the current bush fires, the true horror awaits many farmers… Read more »

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You can now buy your lamb direct from farmers on this ecommerce platform

- January 21, 2020 2 MIN READ

A new e-commerce platform aims to bridge the gap between consumers and Australian farmers by allowing Aussie meat lovers to purchase their lamb direct from the farmer. The PDLmarketplace has been developed to lamb aficionados with quality assured Prime Dorper Lamb directly from Australian farmers.  PDLmarketplace Project Director, Joe Barnewall says the advantages of an… Read more »

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ATO pledges tax relief for bushfire affected communities

- January 21, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan today announced that he has extended a package of tax assistance for people impacted by the recent devastating bushfires in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania as part of the whole-of-government response to the disaster. Approximately three and a half million businesses, individuals, and self-managed superannuation… Read more »

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Meditation is what keeps this former fashionista on track

- January 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

 Elise Catchlove is the founder and driving force behind meditation school, By Catchlove. After a decade working in the fast-paced fashion industry, including running her own clothing label, Elise felt unfulfilled and was itching for a change. Little did she know, ‘that change’ would become her life’s greatest mission and most gratifying move yet, for… Read more »

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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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Why Entrepreneurs need to get good at managing the unexpected

- January 14, 2020 3 MIN READ

Damage to confidence can be the beginning of the end for an entrepreneur. And nothing wreaks havoc like the unexpected. Entrepreneurs need confidence. Confidence, combined with skills, training and knowledge in their field, gives entrepreneurs the capacity to believe they can make a business successful, writes Alan Manly, author of The Unlikely Entrepreneur. When surprises… 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 »