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ACCC blasts Fuji for unfair contract terms for small biz

- October 28, 2020 2 MIN READ

Corporate giant  Fuji has been taken to task by the ACCC  for allegedly including unfair contract terms in its contracts with small business owners. The ACCC is now pursuing legal action against the company which supplies a range of business products on a lease basis, including photocopiers, scanners and multifunction printers to small business owners.… Read more »

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ACCC says beware of Super early-access scams

- June 16, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The ACCC is warning small business owners and their employees about scammers taking advantage of the Australian government’s early access to super measures. The scammers are targeting businesses and individuals by a variety of means posing as government service providers with an aim of gaining access to personal and confidential information which would enable them… Read more »

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ACCC warns of scammers targeting businesses during the coronavirus crisis

- April 17, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by exploiting and playing on the fears of consumers and small businesses across Australia, warns the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC’s Scamwatch has received multiple reports of phishing scams sent via email or text message impersonating the World Health Organization, government authorities, and legitimate… Read more »

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The news you need to know: October 22, 2019

- October 22, 2019 2 MIN READ

Grab your daily dose of headlines as we unpack the news that small business owners need to know on October 22, 2019. WA families choosing between eating and electricity Rising electricity prices are causing more Australians to choose between putting food on the table or their electricity.  WA electricity retailers Synergy and Horizon have reported… Read more »

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The news you need to know: October 14 2019

- October 14, 2019 2 MIN READ

Get your daily dose of the news that matters to small business owners. Catch up on today’s headlines. Here’s what you need to know on Monday, October 14 2019. Banks under fire from ACCC again The ACCC will take a closer look at how banks are passing on rate cuts to customers and determining the… Read more »

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Buying a franchise? Do your homework first says ombudsman

- September 5, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has urged Australians considering purchasing a franchise to do their homework first. Carnell’s callout follows on from findings by the ACCC which suggested some franchisors were failing to provide enough information to prospective buyers. The watchdog found one-in-three franchisors in the food services industry had failed… Read more »

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The news you need to know: September 3, 2019

- September 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

Stay up to date with all the news that matters to small business owners. Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Economy slows, but Treasurer predicts growth ahead Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has warned the economic growth figures for the June quarter are likely to reveal a slowdown in the economy, However,… Read more »

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The news you need to know: August 27, 2019

- August 27, 2019 2 MIN READ

Stay up to date with your daily dose of the news affecting small business owners. Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Uber slapped with fringe benefits tax Following the recent launch of Uber for Business, some small business owners may be in for a rude shock, as the tax office… Read more »

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ACCC calls for sweeping digital reforms and cracks down on Google and Facebook

- July 29, 2019 5 MIN READ

Australia’s consumer watchdog wants to lift the carpet on some of the world’s biggest and most powerful tech companies, especially Facebook and Google, to see how their greatest trade secrets work in sweeping changes to check their power in the nation’s digital economy. The final report of the landmark Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Digital… Read more »

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ACCC warns businesses to beware of BEC scams

- November 27, 2018 2 MIN READ

The ACCC’s Scamwatch is warning businesses about business email compromise (BEC) scams. This year, reports to Scamwatch about these scams have grown by a third, with businesses reporting losses totalling $2.8 million – accounting for 63 per cent of all business losses reported to Scamwatch. What are BEC scams? This is when a hacker accesses a… Read more »