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SME owners having to stay in work mode on vacation

Far too many SME owners feel unable to take a vaction, and those that do check into their business regularly while away.

Fears of exploitation in sunshine state foodbowl spark FWO audits

Following concerns of possible workkplace law violations in the area, the FWO audited a number of horticulture businesses in Queensland’s Wide Bay reg…

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ASBFEO pushes for more transparency from APRA

The ASBFEO is calling for better protection for small entertainment businesses before APRA win an extension of their licence.

Festival-goers’ favourite tipples revealed

What Aussies look to for refreshment at festivals, and how they want to pay for them.

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New technology pain relief for small businesses

Connexus aims to provide business owners access to. business-grade telecommunications products and services to improve productivity and operate on the…

ATO protecting honest businesses

ATO escalate fight for fair play in business

The new Tax Integrity Centre aims to reduce the number of people breaking ATO rules to gain a competitive advantage over those who are doing the right…

Q&A: Dynamic duo the apples of the Sydneys hospitality scene’s eye

The founders of a successful hospitality business share their insights into building a unique brand and a great team.

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Research shows environmental sustainability improves profits

By having an ethical approach to the environment, a company is more appealing for investors and customers.


$200k penalty for fruit and vegetable stores over underpayments

The court found the conduct of fruit and vegetable retailers “serious”, with the intent to hide the underpayments from authorities.

Research reveals employee pay gap in two-in-three businesses

Small businesses are twice as likely to havea pay gap between less experienced and more experienced staff members.

Finding your why factor

Vistaprint want to encourage and inspire SMEs to find their why factor and become the leaders in their field.

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Partnership to offer full end-to-end business insurance services

iSelect is partnering with BizCover in providing SMEs full end-to-end online service with a comparison of different business insurance policies.


Sushi chain hit for leaving workers out of pocket

A judge found that the chain’s contraventions involved deliberate conduct that included underpayments of “basic and fundamental entitlement[s]”.

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Slow-paying customers and cashflow worries revealed as top concerns for tradies

Research reveals new government policy and tech-based tools are seen as big boosts for tradies in the near future.

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Security company penalised for underpayment of guards

A judge has deemed the underpayment of dozens of security guards as “reckless” and bemoaned the fact that no corrective action was taken.

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Partnership to offer smart payment integration

Westpac and Kounta partner to offer faster payment integration as Australia moves towards being a cashless society.


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