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Opinion

Where is the government business support for Victoria’s small businesses? What happened?

- September 22, 2021 5 MIN READ

For anyone sitting back and taking note of reported metrics such as business confidence, unemployment rates, GDP growth, record real estate sales and new home builds, or looking at the share market reaching new highs, it’s hard to believe we are approaching 2 years of pandemic induced lockdowns, writes Tim Roberts, managing director of TR… Read more »

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Opinion

“The time off ain’t so bad, if you can ignore the fact you’re going broke”

- August 12, 2021 2 MIN READ

This is what I’m hearing from small business owners who have pivoted, been agile, re-imagined, and in many cases have re-mortgaged over the past 18 months, writes Amanda Newton. It’s heartbreaking to witness hope eroding as Melbourne’s lockdown 5.0 rolled quickly into lockdown 6.0, and for many small businesses, it’s seemingly harder to determine the difference between the calm… Read more »

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Opinion

12 business lessons from Seth Godin

- August 5, 2021 7 MIN READ

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with marketing luminary, Seth Godin, for an episode of the Future Squared podcast. here’s what I learnt, writes Steve Glaveski. Of course, Godin needs no introduction to most of you reading this, but the TLDR of it is this – he’s the author of 19 books including titles such as… Read more »

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Opinion

Lockdown heartache for Sydney small businesses

- August 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

It’s gut-wrenching to see so many small and family businesses doing it tough in Sydney, with the COVID lockdown now extended until at least the end of August, writes Australian Small and Family Business Ombudsman Bruce Billson. As a Victorian, I have seen first-hand how COVID is disproportionately impacting on too many smaller businesses, even as economic… Read more »

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Opinion

ASBFEO: It’s a great time to support Australian Made

- June 4, 2021 3 MIN READ

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson highlight why more Aussies are flocking to support Australian Made and how your business can benefit. It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for small businesses over the past month. The highs felt at the beginning of the month with the Budget measures designed to… Read more »