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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The ACCC’s Targeting Scams Report has revealed small business with fewer than 20 staff are the targets of 75 per cent of scams. Despite increased awareness of the need for cybersecurity, Australian businesses reported more than 5800 scams with losses exceeding $7.2 million in 2018. So how can you stop your small business from being… Read more »
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 »
The ACCC’s annual Scamwatch report has found scammers have swindled close to 4.7 million from Australian businesses during 2017. The report also found an alarming 23 per cent increase in scam activity. “Scammers don’t discriminate and businesses have what scammers want: money. They’ll use a variety of cons to swindle busy workers and it can… Read more »
The Federal Government is seeking to strengthen Australian’s competition laws and make sure that small businesses, startups and innovators are protected from bigger companies.
The Australian egg farming community has had a tumultuous time over the past few months as tension has mounted over free range eggs.