“It’s difficult to make predictions,” the saying goes, “especially about the future.” The many predictions federal budgets make about the economy over the coming four years must therefore be taken with a large grain of salt, writes Richard Holden, Professor of Economics UNSW. But in the lead-up to the 2021 budget (to be announced by… Read more »
Missed the latest headlines? we’ve got you covered. Catch up on all the news you need to know on Monday, September 2, 2019. Big business back yourself says treasurer Speaking at a breakfast event earlier this week the treasurer Josh Frydenberg has called for corporate Australia to lift its game. Frydenberg suggest it’s time big… Read more »
Victoria has the nation’s best performing economy, with NSW slipping from equal top spot in CommSec’s latest quarterly State of the States report. For the first time in three surveys, Victoria is number one, a position previously shared with its northern rival, while Tasmania, boosted by population growth and housing construction, is in third… 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 »
CEDA (Committee for Economic Development of Australia) has polled the nation on how we feel about Australia’s record-breaking 26-year period of economic growth. The results confirm that according to the public at large, economic growth does not equal personal prosperity. The group surveyed 3000 people across the country to gain an insight into the lived… Read more »
Two recent polls of small business sentiment are painting the Australian small business forecast for 2017 as a time for jobs and growth. According to the Small Spark survey from Xero – which polled over 340 businesses across Australia and New Zealand – close to half (49 per cent) of Australian small business owners said… Read more »
Business confidence rose by nine points this quarter, to now sit at the highest level in more than five years among Australia’s small and medium businesses (SMBs).
The Queensland Government has announced that the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy will receive $22.7 million.