The majority of Australian small business owners (80 per cent) are optimistic their business will survive the COVID-19 pandemic; according to new research by American Express. Amex’s Small Business Recovery research examines the impact of COVID-19 on Australian small businesses and the measures that can best support them in rebuilding. The release of the research… Read more »
Taking advantage of the opportunities business travel delivers to grab some much-needed R&R is becoming the norm for time-poor business owners. Tacking on a few days before or after a business trip for leisure is fast becoming a trend with business owners all over the globe. In fact, 2017 research found over one third (37%) of… Read more »
We’ve all seen the photos. Suntanned millennials with a MacBook in tow. They sit quaffing food and wine, casually working from poolside at a resort in Pago Pago. Or sip cocktails in Reykjavik, dashing off emails on their smartphone. Your Instagram feed is probably full of photos from these digital nomads, living the high life… Read more »
According to research conducted by Roy Morgan, 2.3 million Australians travelled by air for business purposes in 2016. How can SMBs take advantage of these travel experiences to benefit their business? According to small business and personal finance expert David Koch, travel is a terrific way for business owners to get an edge on their… Read more »
The amount of money that small businesses reinvest back into their local communities is on the rise totalling $50 billion this year according to the American Express The Economy of Shopping Small report. This equated to 45 cents out of every dollar spent by small businesses going back into the local economy by way of salaries,… Read more »
Are you making the most of your reward points? Linking your card to a reward program can help deliver big benefits for small business owners. There’s no doubt running a business can be a costly enterprise, from wages to rent, utilities to loan repayments, contractor payments and supply chain expenses, costs can soon add up.… Read more »
Sustainable and ethical products are proving a winner for many Australian small businesses, with consumers backing SMBs that provide ethical, transparent and locally sourced products. A recent study found that many SMBs are capitalising on this market opportunity, with 86 per cent considering sustainable and ethical business practices to be a key driver of growth… Read more »
This week in Brisbane, the National Small Business Summit will highlight the vital need for Australians to support the country’s 2 million small businesses.