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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 »

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Energy Commission to crack down on pay on time penalties

- November 21, 2019 2 MIN READ

Energy providers penalising customers for failing to pay on time by forcing them to forfeit promised discounts may soon get a rap over the knuckles from the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC). The commission has announced it plans to crack down on unfair discounting practices by energy retailers.  The announcement comes in response to a… Read more »

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Ombudsman welcomes government’s deregulation agenda

- November 21, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the federal government’s plans to reform the red tape currently inhibiting small business growth. “The next wave of deregulation reform, announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, is a step in the right direction to make it easier for small businesses to employ staff… Read more »

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Retailers predicting a tough Christmas period

- November 14, 2019 2 MIN READ

Positive sentiment is down, in contrast to 2018, when retailers were approaching the season with a strong sense of optimism. 39 per cent will be discounting pre-Christmas to help drive sales. Only 62 per cent of retailers expect to see higher sales this Christmas compared to last year. Digital continues to be a standout, with… Read more »

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Bunnings partners with Evari on new insurance offering for tradies

- November 14, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Tradies looking for a simple flexible solution to their insurance needs may now look no further than their local Bunnings, with the hardware supply giant announcing a partnership with Evari. The partnership announced today will provide tradies with access to an online offering that makes managing your insurance needs simple. Better yet, Bunnings PowerPass members… Read more »

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Bricks & Clicks is coming to Canberra

- November 13, 2019 2 MIN READ

Kochie’s Business Builders In partnership with Xero and Netregistry will be taking Bricks & Clicks on the road in December and the first stop is our nation’s capital. Join us as small business expert and Sunrise host, David Koch emcees a free afternoon event in Canberra for small business owners who want to know more about taking their… Read more »