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Last chance to take ASBFEO payment times survey

- November 29, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

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 »

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Late payment causing major strain

- March 27, 2017 4 MIN READ

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 »

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Small and medium businesses embracing sharing economy

- February 16, 2017 2 MIN READ

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 »

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How culturally diverse are Australian small businesses?

- February 9, 2017 < 1 MIN READ

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 »