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AI and tech will help businesses grow in 2024, MYOB reports

- December 12, 2023 2 MIN READ

  A new study by business management platform MYOB reveals seven in ten medium-sized businesses (77 per cent) expect to increase their revenue in 2024 despite economic challenges – and their use of tech could be a driving force in their success. While only half of those business owners surveyed (51 per cent) believe Australia’s… Read more »

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Influencers put on notice as ACCC finds eight in ten violating consumer law

- December 8, 2023 3 MIN READ

  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has found an alarming number of influencers are continuing to mislead consumers by failing to reveal paid partnerships and sponsorship agreements. A recent sweep by the watchdog found 81 per cent had breached Australian Consumer Law due to misleading advertising. The review spanned seven sectors, revealing a… Read more »

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Ombudsman warns small businesses to beware of scammers

- November 29, 2023 2 MIN READ

  The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, (ASBFEO) Bruce Billson is urging business owners to strengthen their security as scammers ramp up their activity over the holiday period. The ombudsman is suggesting business owners need to be particularly vigilant as an increasing number of bad operators attempt to scam them by impersonating government… Read more »

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Crisis communications: what (not) to do when disaster strikes

- November 29, 2023 4 MIN READ

    For the past month Australian and global media headlines have been dominated by huge businesses, servicing millions of people (think Optus, OpenAI, to name a few), being called out for failing to manage their communications strategy well and recognise that the community at large want and deserve real, honest and transparent answers, writes… Read more »

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Small businesses to receive million-dollar cyber security boost

- November 20, 2023 3 MIN READ

  The Albanese Government has announced a series of initiatives aimed at empowering small businesses to strengthen their cyber security resilience. The 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy will introduce targeted support for small and medium businesses, acknowledging their vulnerability to cyber incidents. Recognising that cyber attacks can inflict serious financial and reputational damage, the government… Read more »

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5 HR priorities your business needs in 2024

- November 15, 2023 3 MIN READ

With a raft of new technology, workplace culture and leadership trends on the way, HR in Australia is changing and businesses will need to reset and refocus to get the best out of their workforce in 2024, explains Neal Woolrich, Director, HR Advisory, Gartner The annual Gartner HR Priorities Survey highlights the top five areas… Read more »


Yeah, nah: Optus is down nationally – and hours later, the telco still doesn’t know why

- November 8, 2023 2 MIN READ

  More than 10 million Optus business and personal customers across Australia have lost communications on Wednesday across Australia, leaving them without internet access or the ability to make or receive calls, with several telcos using the Optus network also offline. The problems, which are believed to have started around 4am, have effected everything from… Read more »

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Scam season is here! Top 5 scams to beware!

- November 8, 2023 3 MIN READ

  The holidays are fast approaching which means businesses need to ensure they have effective cybersecurity measures in place ahead of the peak season for scams.  After a year that saw breaches to some of the largest financial institutions and businesses in Australia, the holidays are set to see a significant rise in cybercrime, warns… Read more »