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Advisor support crucial to small businesses’ recovery

The role of the advisor has been crucial in helping keep cashfow positive for struggling small businesses during the pandemic.

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Return to lockdown leaves Vic businesses at tipping point

Victorian businesses face an uncertain future as they go into another six weeks of heavily restricted trade due to the reimposition of COVID lockdown.

Gen Z revealed as the “entrepreneur generation”

Research reveals Gen Z as a generation of self-starters and entrepreneurs who are driven to create and build opportunities.

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Call for government-funded financial advice for struggling SMEs

ASBFEO warns that small businesses will struggle to afford the financial advice on their ongoing viability they’ll need when stimulus measures end.


Mat manufacturer to face court over two years’ unpaid wages

A manufacturer of custom-fit floor, boot and cargo mats for vehicles is being taken to court for alleged non-payment of an employee’s wages.

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SMEs desperate for extension of stimulus measures

A resurgence in COVID-19 cases and falling revenue projections mean a large majority of SMEs want stimulus measures extended into next year.

tax obligations

ATO launch toolkit to help SMEs with tax time

The toolkit released by the ATO contains easy-to-understand fact sheets that will help small businesses fulfil their tax obligations.

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Call for support for cafés on their long road to recovery

The Small Business Ombudsman is calling for greater support for local cafés as they face a tougher recovery than other sectors of the economy.


Aussie businesses slow in adopting work from home practices

Research reveals that the preference of senior leaders for traditional ways of working is seen as a barrier to more people being able to work from hom…

Hidden profits

Four ways SMEs can be more profitable in a post COVID-19 world

When resources are limited it pays to focus on your most lucrative clients, even if that means deprioritising those who are less profitable.

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Small businesses urged to protect themselves against scammers

Some simple measures small-business owners should take so they can be better protected against scammers as we go into a new financial year.

Small business payment times

Former restaurant operator in court over unpaid leave benefits

The former operator of a Sydney restaurant is in hot water over failing to pay a former employee his untaken leave entitlements.

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Program to support local cafés facing an uncertain future

Australian café owners can apply for a share in a $1 million support package that will assist them in their rebuilding efforts.

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My Business Health to help reopening efforts

The My Business Health portal offers health and safety checklists and other guidelines to ensure safe reopening of small businesses.

ATO protecting honest businesses

Accounting firm in court for leaving workers in the lurch over sale

A former operator of a Sydney accounting firm is set to face court over alleged nonpayment of leave benefits despite a compliance notice.

Minister pledges ongoing support for small business

“Those businesses that we saw pivot overnight were able to do so because of their digital capability.”


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