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Kounta launches contact tracing tech to help venues get back to business

- June 2, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Leading hospitality point-of-sale provider, Kounta has launched a ‘Safe Check-in’ feature to assist Aussie venues to adhere to government guidelines, as restaurants, pubs and clubs begin reopening around the country. The new feature is free for all existing customers. From June 1, venues across Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, ACT and Tasmania are required to collect contact… Read more »

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Western Sydney Uni and NAB partner to back small business

- June 1, 2020 2 MIN READ

Western Sydney Uni’s business incubator and the National Australia Bank have joined forces to launch the ‘Innovating Through Adversity’ program to assist small businesses to cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover AO, highlighted Western Sydney University’s commitment to ensuring that small-to-medium enterprises are supported through unprecedented economic… Read more »

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Tradies back in demand according to ServiceSeeking report

- June 1, 2020 2 MIN READ

Following an April slump which left the sector reeling, ServiceSeeking.com.au has announced demand for tradies has increased by 27.5 per cent, to return to preCOVID-19 levels. Jeremy Levitt, co-founder of the ‘find-a-tradie’ website ServiceSeeking.com.au said when coupled with the government’s planned Trade Rescue package, the results bode well for the recovery of the industry. Levitt… Read more »

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Payment Times Reporting Bill could ease late payment issues for small business

- June 1, 2020 2 MIN READ

Small business advocates have welcomed the introduction of the Payment Times Reporting Bill 2020 which will deliver transparency around the way big business pays their small business counterparts. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the Bill will require big businesses to be upfront about how quickly they pay suppliers. “Much… Read more »

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ASBFEO calls for COVID-19 recovery plan for small business owners

- May 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

With restrictions finally starting to lift and many small businesses re-opening or ramping up, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell has called for a COVID-19 Recovery Plan, to help small businesses navigate the next phase of the pandemic. Carnell acknowledges small business owners will be looking for guidance as they… Read more »

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Ombudsman calls for free child care beyond June 30 cut-off

- May 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called for the government to continue with free child care beyond the June 30 cutoff, describing it as an essential service. Carnell believes snapping back the service to its pre-COVID offering would severely impact working women and female-led businesses. “Women make up more than… Read more »

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Beware of COVID-19 tax fraud scams

- May 22, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) has warned Australian businesses and individuals to be aware of a number of scams circulating as fraudsters posing as tax experts attempt to swindle Aussies out of COVID stimulus measures and more. The TPB says businesses should take extra care when seeking outside assistance in accessing the government’s COVID-19 stimulus… Read more »

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Why entrepreneurs should invest beyond business

- May 18, 2020 3 MIN READ

If there’s one lesson we’ve learnt from the past couple of months, it’s that the economy is fickle. It’s a lesson that we must continue to learn again and again, whether it’s about having to navigate a global financial crisis or a global pandemic, writes Sam Bashiry founder of Broadband Solutions. Fortunately, I learnt my… Read more »

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Eased restrictions not so easy for small business says Employsure

- May 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

Eased restrictions will provide little relief to small and medium businesses still struggling with overly complex and often unclear COVID-19 workplace rules, which have also been inconsistently applied across the States, according to Employsure Managing Dirctor Ed Mallett. Employsure, which advises more than 27,000 SMEs in Australia including cafes, hair salons, retailers and tradies, says… Read more »