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COSBOA calls for critical support measures for businesses in the Federal Budget

- February 7, 2024 2 MIN READ

  In a rallying cry for the struggling small business sector, the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) has pleaded to the government for more significant support for businesses ahead of the budget. With small businesses facing unprecedented challenges amidst a backdrop of plummeting sales and skyrocketing costs, COSBOA is hoping to secure vital… Read more »

COSBOA report finds small business growth is at pre pandemic levels

Growth spurt ahead for small and micro businesses

- August 7, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Small business growth has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels despite significant issues such as labour shortages, according to the findings from the latest Quarterly Small and Micro Business Index. The index, compiled by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) and payment platform Square, shows a promising outlook for the business landscape despite the… Read more »

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The big trends impacting Australian small businesses in 2023

- April 28, 2023 3 MIN READ

  A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to attend the annual conference of the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia (COSBOA) in Melbourne. A couple of hundred people representing various small business organisations gathered in a room to discuss all the things that impact Australian small business owners, writes The Digital Guide,… Read more »

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COSBOA reveals how the parties line up on the small business issues that matter

- May 20, 2022 8 MIN READ

The Australian small business community has been crystal clear on what they need and expect to see from the major parties this election. COSBOA (Council of Small Business Organisations Australia) have outlined exactly what the Coalition and Labor are offering small businesses, but are they actually addressing your concerns? Let’s take a look. Worker shortages… Read more »

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COSBOA small business summit to dive into nitty gritty of policy and purpose

- March 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Business heavyweights, politicians and regulators will come together at the annual COSBOA Small Business Summit to examine the policy and challenges facing businesses post-COVID. With an election in the wings, it’s time for the political parties to state what’s in store for small business owners and the annual national business summit provides a perfect opportunity… Read more »


Businesses wanted for innovation games

- September 18, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia and the Western Sydney University are joining forces next week to present an innovation games event. The ‘games’ will provide an opportunity for small business owners interested in growing their businesses to road test ideas and solutions for business challenges with some of the uni’s best students. 10… Read more »