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Aussie gin distillery officially the world’s best producer for second straight year

Four Pillars became the first Australian distillery to win any International Producer of the Year title when it first won the title for its gin in 201…

Updated business funding guide to offer small business COVID-19 support

The Business Funding Guide helps small businesses find appropriate loans and increases their chances of getting approved for financing.

SME retailers on the road to recovery

Retail foot traffic and store openings are now at 95 per cent of pre-COVID levels and the average retail spend per visit also on the way up.

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Government stimulus the key to keeping three quarters of businesses going

New research reveals the relative efficacy of the different Government COVID stimulus measures, with JobKeeper coming out as the most useful.


Mixed fortunes for Victoria’s SMEs post-lockdown

A significant number of Victorian SMEs are still struggling with revenue despite the lifting of lockdowns and situation slowly going back to normal.


Chinese restaurant operators to face court over underpayments

A Chinese restaurant operator allegedly underpaid an employee and not only failed to rectify the underpayments but also produced false documents.

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Tax offset a potential game changer for video gaming

Video gaming in an industry that is comprised of many high-growth potential small businesses and start-ups, but they need help to be competitive.

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Insolvency figures point to thousands nearing bankruptcy

Government stimulus measures may well be hiding the real number of businesses and individuals at risk of insolvency as soon as those measures end in 2…

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Independent retailers gearing up for Black Friday bonanza

While Black Friday has traditionally been associated with big-box retailers, it is now becoming an increasingly important day for independent retailer…

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Most small-business owners intend to be more digitally proficient

Collaboration between government and industry is behind a new initiative to give SME owners tips on making their businesses more digitally proficient.

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Repeat workplace laws offender penalised again

A cafe franchise operator has become the first recipient of a penalty for “serious contraventions” provisions under workplace laws.


Small residential builders thriving despite pandemic

The impact of COVID on working practices has let to a surge in demand for renovation projects for small residential builders.


Insolvency reforms to help restructuring of small businesses

Insolvency reforms introduced in Parliament have been welcomed by the ASBFEO as an opportunity for cash-strapped but viable SMEs to avoid having to wi…


Uncertainty pushes SMEs into considering their viability

With stimulus measures set to end in April 2021, research reveals many SMEs face uncertainty as to whether they will be able to remain open beyond the…

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SMEs rejected by banks turn to family and friends for funding

Many of those SMEs knocked back for “traditional” bank funding reach out for alternate sources of finance – most turning to family and friends.

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Small businesses hardest hit by work-from-home rules

One in four small businesses have taken a hit to productivity as a result of work-from-home arrangements brought by the pandemic.


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