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“We began business with half a tractor!”

- April 26, 2017 5 MIN READ

Scott Stewart Earthmoving Pty Ltd started with Scott and Jillian Stewart in partnership back in 1997 – 19 years and four children later, this is a true family owned and run business based in Moree, NSW. Q. Who works in your small business? We currently employ five people, are looking for another two employees, and… Read more »

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China’s healthy appetite for Australian wellness

- April 10, 2017 2 MIN READ

Australian businesses in the healthcare sector are well positioned to capitalise on significant changes in the Chinese healthcare system as major demographic shifts unfold in the world’s second largest economy. NAB’s Institutional Banking Global Head of Healthcare and Ageing, Michael Ball, says there’ll be 358 million people over 60 years of age by 2030 —… Read more »

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Tax relief on the way!

- April 3, 2017 2 MIN READ

We know small business owners are desperate for some serious tax relief and it looks like there is hope on the horizon. The whole country is set to gain from more than three million small businesses having a lower tax rate, allowing them to invest more, grow more and employ more, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack… Read more »

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How will the cashless trend impact you?

- April 2, 2017 2 MIN READ

The march towards a cashless society is gaining momentum, with a rise in the use of a ‘digital wallet’ prompting more businesses to offer online only products and services. According to research by ME, the trend in ‘going cashless’ is having a negative impact on tradies, waiters and charities who tend to rely on physical… Read more »

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Are you afraid of international competitors?

- March 31, 2017 3 MIN READ

According to new research revealed by MYOB, many small to medium Australian business owners are at odds over the idea of big international businesses such as Amazon entering the Australian market. Here are 10 key findings from the research: International competitors Over a quarter (27%) of SMEs were concerned about the prospect of encroaching overseas competition.… Read more »

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Businesses leave suppliers $8 billion in the red

- March 28, 2017 2 MIN READ

Mid-sized Australian businesses owe $8 billion in outstanding payments to suppliers, with more than $2 billion currently overdue, according to new research released by American Express. Here are 9 key findings: Issue of late payments Late payment is not only an issue in the highest ranks of enterprise, but found within the mid-market. Invoices 30% of mid-sized… Read more »