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Peter Strong: What small businesses want this election

- May 10, 2019 2 MIN READ

As CEO of the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia, Peter Strong is in tune with the needs of Australia’s SMB community. Ahead of the release of COSBOA’s party policy comparison report, Strong reveals what businesses want from the parties this election. There are less than two weeks to go until the federal election… Read more »

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COSBOA Calls for action on energy costs for small business

- March 22, 2019 2 MIN READ

Small business owners are calling for action on rising energy prices as COSBOA’s Energy Summit examines what the government needs to do to address the problem. The Summit was opened by the Federal Minister for Energy, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP and Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Mr Pat Conroy MP, and the… Read more »

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Energy a hot topic at Vodafone National Small Business Summit

- July 9, 2018 2 MIN READ

Josh Frydenberg, the Minister for the Environment and Energy will join the line-up at this year’s Vodafone National Small Business Summit. With rising energy costs a key concern for small businesses across Australia, understanding the impact of the government’s National Energy Guarantee, is paramount. Frydenberg will present a session at the summit on ‘Powering the… Read more »

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Small businesses continue to suffer from energy prices

- October 13, 2017 < 1 MIN READ

Small to medium businesses are reducing their investment in capital expenditure due to concerns over rising energy prices. A survey of 1280 businesses by East and Partners SME found 70 percent would reduce capital their expenditure with almost 40 percent suggesting they would scale back in the short term. A further 20.8 percent of businesses… Read more »