The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, is urging small businesses to take the payment times survey before it closes on Friday. Carnell is particularly keen for more representation from small businesses and family enterprises in rural and regional areas. “We know some of the worst payment practices are directed towards rural… Read more »
Australians spent $41.3b online last financial year. That’s almost 10 per cent in growth in one year and we have no reason to believe these staggering numbers are likely to stall in the near future. Just having an ecommerce website isn’t enough. Being online is one thing – being able to harness your ecommerce site… Read more »
The Federal Budget 2017-2018 is looming and will be revealed 7.30pm (AEST) on Tuesday 9 May 2017. In the meantime, many small business owners are left wondering what the outcome will mean for them? According to new research from MYOB, almost half of Australian small businesses aren’t confident the Budget will work in their favour. Small business owners were… Read more »
A survey of more than 500 Australian small business owners and managers found nearly four in five (79%) of those polled support a government-backed policy to shorten the time it takes big businesses to pay small businesses. Late payments can cause major strain on small businesses, who are unable to hire more people, purchase more… Read more »
According to the MYOB Business Monitor, many small to medium business owners believe the sharing economy is having a positive impact on their business. A national survey of over 1000 small business owners found that the franchise sector was the most positive about the sharing economy, with 71% of franchisors and 41% of franchisees reporting… Read more »
According to the latest Business Index survey from Sensis, more than six in ten (61%) small and medium businesses believe they have a diverse workforce, led by the Health and Community services (83%), hospitality (73%) and manufacturing (67%) sectors. The questions within the survey aimed to comprehend the construction of small and medium businesses across… Read more »
Small businesses can no longer stand to be the banks for big companies.
For those SMEs looking to expand into the overseas market, Scott Field offered some tips to ease some of the challenges associated with the process.
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).
SME community is seen as a possible solution to the concerning unemployment numbers
One in three Australian’s have an ambition to own their own business, proving Australia’s start-up culture is alive and well, a new National Australian Bank (NAB) report on entrepreneurship has found.