Female shop owner standing in store with arms crossed

2022 Global State of Small Business Report: How do Australian businesses stack up?

- April 15, 2022 3 MIN READ

Meta have released their 2022 Global State of Small Business Report, which surveyed nearly 24,000 small and medium-sized business leaders across 30 countries and territories in January. Harry Lowes, Head of ANZ Scaled, Global Business Group outlines the outlook for Australian businesses and how we’re comparing to the rest of the world. Small businesses all… Read more »

Australian flag and ballot box with Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese inset

Risk vs opportunity: Morrison and Albanese deliver their opening pitches for 2022 election

- April 11, 2022 4 MIN READ

When they faced the media to deliver their opening election campaign pitches on Sunday, the core messages of Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese were clear. One emphasised the risk of change, the other sold change as an opportunity, writes Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra. They brought different styles to their appearances. Morrison just wanted to… Read more »

Pile of packages delivered to home

Inside Australian Online Shopping Report reveals $63 billion eCommerce boom

- April 7, 2022 3 MIN READ

Australia Post’s 2022 Inside Australian Online Shopping Report reveals good news for online businesses, with a $62.3 billion boom for eCommerce as Australian households buy up big online. Released this week, the Inside Australian Online Shopping Report gives exclusive insight into the latest Australian eCommerce trends affecting businesses. And it’s good news for businesses who… Read more »

Female tailor working in studio

Federal Budget 2022: How does it help your small business?

- April 6, 2022 4 MIN READ

Now that the dust has settled on last week’s Federal Budget announcements, we’re able to take a clearer look at how the measures on offer will benefit small businesses in Australia. While tax cuts and technology investment boosts will help, they won’t be a long term fix, writes Mark Chapman, Director of Tax Communications at… Read more »

Child wearing rocket and business suit costume

5 things you must do to ensure your startup is a success

- April 1, 2022 3 MIN READ

While entrepreneurial success is never guaranteed, certain mistakes practically guarantee succeeding at failure. Follow these five steps to stack the odds in your favour for your startup, writes Alan Manly OAM, author and CEO of Universal Business School Sydney. Many startup entrepreneurs rely on personal commitment to their great new idea. Some would be so… Read more »

Bruce billson explains teh federal budget for business owners

Small Business Ombudsman explains everything business owners need to know about the budget

- March 30, 2022 6 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson says the Australian Government’s 2022/23 Budget offers welcomed targeted support to Australian small and family businesses. Here’s what you need to know. The Budget includes several new, extended and enhanced measures to support the central role of small and family businesses in driving employment and… Read more »

scott morrison budget vote

Will cheaper petrol and cash handouts be enough to win Morrison the vote?

- March 30, 2022 4 MIN READ

The Morrison government’s election budget halves petrol excise for six months and gives handouts to taxpayers, pensioners and welfare recipients in a cash splash aimed at clawing back votes, writes Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow at University of Canberra. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, who unveiled the giveaway budget in Parliament House on Tuesday night, has been able… Read more »

will the budget cushion inflation

2022 Budget; the cuts, the spends, the winners and losers, everything you need to know

- March 30, 2022 3 MIN READ

With rising inflation, a war in Europe affecting global fuel costs, and ongoing supply strain issues, this year’s budget is shaped not just by the upcoming election but a growing cry in the community about the cost of living. But despite some significant multi-billion dollar spends within the next six months, the deficit is predicted… Read more »