Business Growth Fund to back high growth small businesses

- November 28, 2019 2 MIN READ

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced the government and major banks will be backing local business owners, with the establishment of an Australian Business Growth Fund. The government, ANZ, CBA, NAB and Westpac will each commit $100 million to the fund, while HSBC will contribute $20 million. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)… Read more »


The news you need to know: October 14 2019

- October 14, 2019 2 MIN READ

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 news you need to know: September 19 2019

- September 18, 2019 2 MIN READ

Missed today’s news? We’ve got your back. Check up on the news that matters to small business owners on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Could Australia benefit from Brexit? Australia is currently the UK’s seventh-largest trading partner, but we could soon be moving to the top of the heap with the UK Trade minister Liz Truss… Read more »


Deregulation taskforce to slash red tape for small business

- September 16, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

The government hopes to cut back on the barriers to small business growth by slashing regulatory red tape across a number of areas. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced three areas of focus for the government’s deregulation taskforce which will reduce regulatory burdens to allow small and micro businesses to get up and running sooner. According… Read more »


The news you need to know: September 5 2019

- September 4, 2019 2 MIN READ

Grab your dose of the daily news as we unpack the headline stories that affect small business owners. Here’s what you need to know on Thursday, September 5 2019. Economic growth slows but it’s all good! Australia’s economic growth figures have been released for the June quarter and economic growth has slid in at a… Read more »


The news you need to know: September 3, 2019

- September 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

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 »


Tax cuts could benefit small business and solo operators

- July 5, 2019 2 MIN READ

The government’s tax cuts have passed through the Senate without amendment. From next week low-and-middle income earners with an income up to $126,000 will receive up to $1080 or $2160 for dual-income couples in annual tax cuts, with the tax relief to apply from the 2018-2019 period. In a joint statement to the press, the… Read more »


Federal Budget 2019: What small business needs to know!

- April 3, 2019 5 MIN READ

The 2019 budget brought many wins for the nation’s small business owners, including an increase to the instant asset write-off, investment into an apprenticeship scheme, increased infrastructure spending and a $60 million injection into the export market. Yet industry experts and small business advocates suggest more could be done to ease the burden on Australia’s… Read more »


Government to back small business with $2billion funding support

- November 14, 2018 3 MIN READ

The Morrison government  has thrown its support behind the nation’s small businesses with the announcement of a major new fund using Commonwealth bonds to back small business. The scheme, the Australian Business Securitisation Fund, was announced by treasurer Josh Frydenberg today and is set to be brought before Parliament. It will establish a fund to invest… Read more »


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 »