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My Business Health to help businesses with pain points

- December 10, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has launched a new site, My Business Health, aimed at improving the wellbeing of Australia’s small business owners. The My Business Health, site has been designed to provide holistic support to small business owners. It offers practical tips and information to assist small businesses with everyday issues.… Read more »

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Local retailers to win out with consumers this Christmas

- December 9, 2019 2 MIN READ

Campaigns such as #buyfromthebush are impacting Australians spending habits this Christmas according to a new report by MYOB. MYOB’s research shows six in ten Australians say campaigns such as the drought relief efforts are encouraging them to buy local. Moreover, 64 per cent said they would be more likely to support a bricks and mortar… Read more »

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ATO warns of scammers targeting small business

- December 6, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is alerting small business owners and individuals to beware of scammers taking advantage of tax payment deadlines to con people into paying out funds. Historically the period from November to January is the peak time for cybercriminals to hit unsuspecting businesses. The ATO reports over $2 million was lost by… Read more »

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Collective bargaining agreement could cut independent grocers a break

- December 5, 2019 1 MIN READ

A planned collective bargaining agreement for the nations small grocers could prove a gamechanger according to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell. The ombudsman has come out in support of a proposal by the Co-Operative of Supermarkets in Australia who have called for the option to participate in collective bargaining to… Read more »

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Stone & Chalk celebrates Adelaide launch with investment milestone

- December 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

Leading Australasian not-for-profit Stone & Chalk has officially launched its South Australian co-working space in Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen innovation neighbourhood. The tech startup hub is already home to 130 entrepreneurs from 30 startups and aims to become South Australia’s home of innovation. Stone & Chalk also has offices in Sydney and Melbourne. It is among a… Read more »

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Discover how to take your business next level with Finder founders

- November 29, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Finder’s founders, Fred Schebesta and Frank Restuccia will play host at an exclusive one-time only lunch event in Sydney next week. Schebesta and Restuccia will share their journey of launching Finder through its first decade of growth with no funding, and moving from a ‘fast follower’ startup to a ‘first mover’ in the comparison space.… Read more »

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Christmas a disrupter for most small business

- November 28, 2019 2 MIN READ

A study by small business lender OnDeck has found the festive season can be disruptive for many small businesses. While Australians are predicted to spend over $50 billion between mid-November and December 25, 2019, businesses can still do it tough.

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Understanding the ‘ideal customer’ still a problem for businesses

- November 28, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

A survey has found businesses are still struggling to understand who their ideal customer is despite access to unprecedented amounts of data on customer behaviour. According to the Getting Customer Data Management Right study commissioned by Oracle, businesses and brands are failing to recognise the importance of customer profiles and are challenged when it comes… Read more »

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Business Growth Fund to back high growth small businesses

- November 28, 2019 2 MIN READ

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced the government and major banks will be backing local business owners, with the establishment of an Australian Business Growth Fund. The government, ANZ, CBA, NAB and Westpac will each commit $100 million to the fund, while HSBC will contribute $20 million. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)… Read more »