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Q&A: The on-demand service benefitting pets and vets

Pawssum helps vets by offering better work opportunities; they can choose the hours they wish to work and earn a better hourly rate than at traditiona…


Workplace bullying and conflict on the rise

A recent survey of Australian workers has found that incidences of workplace bullying and conflict has increased alarmingly in the last 12 months.


Growth top of mind for regional businesses

Nearly half of Australia’s regional businesses see opportunities for growth thanks to strong markets, growing population, and improved infrastructure.


Sushi supplier ordered to back-pay worker $13,000

A Perth sushi supplier has to enter into an EU with the FWO after being found to have paid a worker as little as $12 per hour.

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Venture Capital investment in start-ups hits new peak

A new report highlights the growth of venture capital investments in Australia, which hit a record US$630 million in the 2017/18 financial year.

ASBFEO Kate Carnell, amnesty, superannuation

Phoenix hotline a good idea but will not protect small businesses: ASBFEO

“A phoenix hotline will not protect unsecured creditors – small businesses – because they are at the bottom of the list of creditors.”

Square Contactless + Chip Reader

New collaboration to help more small businesses get started

New BOQ small-business customers signing up for business banking services will also receive a free Square Reader for contactless and chip.

New system eliminates superannuation clearing house requirements for SME owners

Two clicks at Tax Time and your Super is sorted

The ATO is reminding taxpayers that tax time is an ideal opportunity to check on their super for any lost contributions.

Understanding the value of cyber security measures

First unified threat management system for SMEs launched

A Unified Threat Management system simplifies information-security management by providing a single management and reporting point.

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Remorseless trolley collecting operator penalised $130,000

A judge has found that a trolley collecting operator had caused three workers “actual financial and emotional hardship” by unfairly dismissing them an…

Q&A Lorraine Ghanadickam

Q&A: The easy street to healthy, home-cooked food for the family

Food St. connects those passionate about home cooking who and earning some extra income with families who are just too busy to produce a really health…

Help Up

Support for indigenous small business

The ATO have a number of resources specifically designed to support indigenous small businesses.

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Hair salon allegedly underpaid young apprentice

A Sydney hair salon has allegedly underpaid a teenage apprentice in her first job more than $14,000.

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Food Precincts campaign returns $450k+ in wages owed to hospitality workers

An FWO audit campaign has revealed that 72 per cent of the hospitality establishments across three major metro areas breached workplace laws.

retail electricity

ASBFEO urges action on ACCC retail electricity pricing report

The ASBFEO welcomes the recommendation that consumer benefits for retail electricity are expanded to include small businesses as well.

women's rights

Domestic violence prevents women realising their business dreams

Women’s rights and limited opportunities remains a pressing matter for women entrepreneurs struggling to find success.


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