Man working on a laptop in a bushland setting. Digital nomad concept: Aussie workers want to work from anywhere

Aussie workers embrace the nomad lifestyle

- August 7, 2023 2 MIN READ

According to data from a report by ADP Research Institute, almost one in three workers (30 per cent) believe they could relocate overseas and continue working for their current employers. The People at Work 2023: A Global Workforce View report sheds light on Aussies changing attitudes towards work. The study highlights the increasing importance of… Read more »

Small businesses face barriers to government procurement citing tenders as prohibitive

Small businesses left out in the cold by government procurement process

- August 4, 2023 3 MIN READ

Small businesses in Australia have raised concerns about feeling excluded from government procurement opportunities, citing difficult tender processes and a sense of being left out from the ‘in-crowd’ according to findings from an inquiry by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson. In 2021-22, the government and its entities awarded 92,303 contracts… Read more »

digital publishers alliance have your say

Help us reveal the impact of digital publishing in Australia

- August 2, 2023 2 MIN READ

  Are you a digital media fan? Do you get your news from The Squiz, your culture from concrete playground and your small business advice from Kochie’s Business Builders? You’re not alone. Millions of Australians read independent digital publishers every day, but for the first time, The Digital Publishers Alliance (DPA) is measuring the impact… Read more »

tax losses

How to deal with tax losses

- August 2, 2023 3 MIN READ

It’s been a difficult time for businesses across Australia. Reduced consumer confidence, higher interest rates and higher inflation have hit sales whilst many costs, including rent, have gone up substantially. The end result is that many businesses have made a loss in the last financial year and may be on course to also make a… Read more »

business disputes

ASBFEO: Over 40,000 businesses assisted, as payment disputes persist

- August 1, 2023 3 MIN READ

  The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has achieved a remarkable milestone, assisting 40,000 small businesses in resolving disputes. The figure comes off the back of the latest quarterly report that sheds light on the critical role played by the ombudsman in supporting the small business community across Australia. Ombudsman Bruce Billson… Read more »


Businesses need to adapt to emerging work, health and sustainability trends

- July 26, 2023 2 MIN READ

The Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia’s (BCSDA) latest report reveals sustainability, health and wellbeing as emerging trends in the post-pandemic business landscape, fuelled by consumers’  increasing concern with the environmental impact of their choices. The BCSDA survey explored various social issues, with a focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australian consumers’… Read more »

Google Anlaytics 4 has arrived it's time to upgrade or lose your data

How to migrate to Google Analytics 4

- July 26, 2023 3 MIN READ

As digital marketing continues to evolve, staying ahead of the curve is massive for businesses seeking to thrive in this ever-changing landscape. One significant change recently that many may have seen flood their inbox, is the transition from Universal Analytics to Google Analytics 4 (GA4), writes digital marketing expert Adam Stewart. This latest version of Google’s popular… Read more »

Just like the ant, Australia's micro businesses are small but mighty

Micro businesses: The micro but mighty powerhouse of Australia’s economy

- July 24, 2023 2 MIN READ

According to a new report by the McKell Institute, almost nine in ten Australian businesses are micro businesses. The report, commissioned on behalf of NRMA Insurance, has revealed that over the past four years, micro businesses have emerged as the fastest-growing segment in the country’s business landscape. Microbusinesses, characterised by a small number of employees,… Read more »

the Bx xCellence awards honour businesses around the globe for their outstanding work.

Nominate your business for the Bx Business xCellence Awards

- July 21, 2023 2 MIN READ

Nominations are open for the annual Bx Business xCellence Awards, and this year, Kochie’s Business Builders community has been invited to the party! For the past eight years, the Bx Business xCellence Awards have been shining a spotlight on the ‘best in business’ all over Australia, and for 2023, with the overseas expansion of Bx,… Read more »

Instagram Threads

Why an expert says you need to get started on Threads now!

- July 19, 2023 2 MIN READ

  Meta’s newly launched social media application, Threads, should be a new communications channel for small and medium-sized businesses to consider as they look to grow their marketing efforts and get ahead of the game before their rivals, says Daniel Stoten, Executive Chairman at Localsearch. Officially named ‘Threads, an Instagram app’, Meta’s text-based conversation app… Read more »