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IT services business to face court over alleged non-payment of 107 weeks’ wages

An IT services firm allegedly owes an employee 107 weeks worth of unpaid wages due to only paying them sporadically over a four-year period.


Retailers propose measures for industry’s recovery

Vaccination and continued government assistance are the two main measures proposed by Aussie retailers to help their industry’s recovery..

Data governance

Small businesses encouraged to develop a data-led culture

A successful data-led culture focuses on collaboration driven by information sharing, creating alignment between analytics strategy and business cultu…


SMEs ahead of big business in innovation despite R&D funding shortfall

Only two per cent of SMEs have been able to secure government innovation grants within the past 12 months – big businesses received three times as muc…

Struggling small businesses urged to use new Financial Assistance Hub

“With government support measures including JobKeeper set to end next month, the number of small businesses in financial hardship is expected to rise.…

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Sydney café operator to face court over alleged payroll shortfall

A former Sydney café operator will face court after allegedly ignoring an FWO order to make up the underpayment of an employee “without reasonable ex…

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Embracing innovation boosts SMEs’ optimistism

Over two-thirds of SMEs surveyed in a new study feel more comfortable than ever about diversifying or launching new products or services.


Renewed demands for financial safety net for lockdown-affected SMEs

CPA Australia has criticised the Federal, state, and territory governments for treating businesses as an “afterthought” when imposing lockdown measure…

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ASBFEO calls for affordable childcare for women in small business

Prohibitively high childcare fees mean that mothers have to spend more time at home looking after their kids rather than growing their business.


Women entrepreneurs focus on marketing during pandemic

Two thirds of women business owners are spending more on improving their marketing efforts from creative software to social media.

Aussies’ connection to local businesses stronger than ever

Most Aussies feel that their connection to local businesses is so much stronger now that they’d refuse to visit larger providers of the same service.


South Australian program providing jobs and revenue for SMEs

The business growth program at the Australian Centre for Business Growth has helped SMEs create almost 1400 jobs and generate $51 million in profits.

2021 a promising year for start-ups

A digital entrepreneur is encouraging Aussies to take advantage of their COVID “upskilling” to join the burgeoning start-up sector.


Pandemic aftermath forcing SMEs to find new funding options

New research shows that some SME owners already changed their funding behaviour during 2020, and others are looking to change their strategy this year…


Call to compensate small businesses hit by new Victoria lockdown

The ASBFEO is calling on the Victorian government to support small businesses as new lockdown measures cost them a bumper Valentine’s Day weekend trad…

Rural digital entrepreneurs on the rise

A new wave of digital entrepreneurs are opening businesses in regional towns and cities where housing is more affordable and the air is cleaner.


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