Opinion

Business leaders want optimism, but can the government meet the challenge?

- June 16, 2022 4 MIN READ

What’s the biggest challenge for the Albanese Government cabinet? First, implement prime minister Albanese’s vision and commitment to an optimistic Australia and an optimistic government, writes Victor Perton, founder and Chief Optimism Officer of The Centre for Optimism. On election eve, Mr Albanese said, “I want a country where hope and optimism are the major… Read more »

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Opinion

A new chapter begins: Where to next for Australian small businesses?

- April 26, 2022 4 MIN READ

The past few years have seen Australians face all kinds of challenges. From devastating natural disasters to pandemic disruption, uncertainty has seemingly become the new norm. These events have tested our limits – in particular, small business owners’. But has the turbulence defeated our entrepreneurial spirit? Absolutely not, writes Joseph Lyons, Managing Director, Xero AU… Read more »

Opinion

Making the most of the digital tech tax break for business: Budget 2022

- March 30, 2022 3 MIN READ

The Federal Government’s announcement of support for small and medium sized businesses adopting digital technologies and cloud computing, is a welcome incentive, writes Helen Lea, MYOB Chief Employee Experience Officer. It provides an opportunity for small businesses to embrace the power of digital transformation and cloud computing, to improve their critical business processes, reduce cyber… Read more »

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Opinion

Does the budget fall short in supporting small businesses? Some advocates think so.

- March 30, 2022 2 MIN READ

Despite some wins, overall the government’s budget falls short in assisting business owners who continue to face a cash flow crisis following the impact of the pandemic. While investment in digital solutions for small business owners is welcomed, the budget does little to address the majority of small business owners’ concerns, say some small business… Read more »