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Coronavirus update: All borders except WA to reopen by Christmas

- November 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

The prime minister Scott Morrison has confirmed Australians will be able to travel between all states and territories except Western Australia by Christmas thanks to a new agreement by the National Cabinet. WA easing restrictions WA has decided to continue to go it alone – although the state’s hard border will be scrapped from tonight… Read more »

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9 Indigenous entrepreneurs kicking goals!

- November 12, 2020 5 MIN READ

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held annually to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of First Nations people in Australia. Dean Foley Founder & CEO of indigenous accelerator program Barayamal shares his take on entrepreneurship in the Indigenous community and highlights up and coming entrepreneurs. Aboriginal and Torres Strait people have the oldest culture in the… Read more »


Nood Australia offers a helping hand in cleanliness

- November 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

It’s fair to say our collective focus on hand hygiene has kicked up a notch in 2020. However indigenous business owner Anthony Wilson developed an interest in handwashing products well before the global pandemic entered our frame of consciousness. NOOD adds an Australian flavour to hygiene His business, Nood Australia, makes a range of skincare… Read more »


Ombudsman calls for support for indigenous business this NAIDOC week

- November 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is encouraging Australians to support indigenous businesses, as the nation celebrates NAIDOC Week 2020. “The indigenous business sector is one of the fastest-growing in Australia,” Carnell says.“Supply Nation data shows the number of indigenous businesses is growing by 12.5 per cent each year. Indigenous business… Read more »

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Are you Australia’s Favourite Family Business? Nominations now open

- November 10, 2020 3 MIN READ

We love celebrating small business success stories and this month we will be shining a light on family businesses when we kick off our annual Australia’s Favourite Family Business competition. Nominations for Australia’s Favourite Family Business 2020 is now open. 70 per cent of Australia’s businesses are family businesses. From massive family empires to your… Read more »


The ins and outs of invoice financing

- November 6, 2020 2 MIN READ

Are cash flow gaps preventing you from taking up business opportunities? Small Business First gives you the lowdown on invoice financing and explains why it should be on your radar. Late payments are the bane of small business. As the coronavirus crisis continues to put pressure on the nation’s business owners, concerns around cash flow… Read more »