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Small business hit twice as hard as larger counterparts by pandemic

Two new reports highlight the resilience of Australian small business despite the fact that the sector has been hit twice as hard by the pandemic.

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Young jobseekers worst hit by pandemic

As the pandemic continues, many young people have low confidence with regards to their prospects of finding a new job in the next six months.


Innovative start-ups recognised as future community leaders

Five start-ups have been recognised by Optus for their innovative tech solutions to social challenges faced by disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

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Call for Federal Budget to deliver for sole traders and SMEs

MYOB is calling on the government to deliver a Federal Budget that will be beneficial for struggling sole traders and micro-businesses.

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Revenue growth points to small-business recovery

Research reveals an upturn in SME revenue growth after months of COVID-related pain, and owners are more optimistic of their long-term recovery.

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Super deferrals, tax cuts proposed to help SMEs

The ASBFEO is pushing for the deferral of super increases for two years and tax cuts on super payments as a way of boosting COVID-hit SMEs.

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Next six months crucial to survival of small businesses

Over half the owners of bricks-and-mortar businesses fear that the survival of their enterprises will be beyond them if stay-at-home orders remain in …

$3 billion shot in the arm for locked down Victorian businesses

Government support for Victorian businesses includes an initiative aimed at helping the states small enterprises pivot to online operations.

Established businesses as vulnerable as start-ups to economic crisis

New research reveals a less than expected difference between the fortunes of established businesses and start-ups as a result of the COVID crisis.


Extended insolvency protections to benefit small businesses

Extended insolvency protections will diminish the threat of creditors taking action against a small business impacted by COVID trading restrictions.

Farmers’ confidence slides as impacts of COVID take hold

The growing impact of COVID on rural confidence is becoming evident with six times as many farmers citing it as an issue now compared to six months ag…

How solar power can save your business money in 2020

Doing your research and finding the right solar panel installers can mean you’re able to pay back your investment in as little as three years.

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Over a million in unpaid wages recovered for food and retail workers

A Fair Work investigation into the national food and retail sector has found over 80 per cent of businesses audited were guilty of workplace law breac…

Cashflow remains primary concern for SMEs

SMEs are still struggling with their cashflow but remain resilient as they attempt to recover from the financial difficulties brought by the pandemic.

New campaign to boost reopening of hospitality venues

Check. Check. Check. is an easy-to-remember catchcry that reminds patrons of hospitality venues of their responsibilities when they are out.

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Aussie consumers prioritising ethical and sustainable products

Research reveals 85 per cent of us want retailers and brands to be more transparent as to where their products come from and how sustainable they are.


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