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Cash-strapped, time-poor SME owners looking for funding alternatives

RBA small business finance report backs ASBFEO’s recommendations

“There is a funding gap for small businesses seeking capital and there are significant barriers to accessing finance, all raised in the RBA report and…

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Media company penalised for underpaying journalists and production staff

Vulnerable young people eager to obtain jobs as as journalists have been underpaid by a Queensland media company.

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Q&A: Business going swimmingly for young entrepreneur

A young entrepreneur has taken advantage of Americans’ love of Aussie swimwear to make a splash with her start-up.

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Crowdsourcing app to match SMEs with jobseekers

Crowdsourcing app Job Spotter is designed to make offline jobs available to job hunters, widening the talent pool for SMEs.

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Govt initiative to help small business export and create new opportunities

The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology has launched an export hubs program that will help SMEs grow, export and generate jobs.


Aussie SMEs struggling to navigate online

A report reveals that most SMEs with an online presence admit to not having a digital business strategy.


Aussie SMEs in hot water as house prices continue to fall

With house prices declining and bank interest rates rising, SME owners need to be aware of the risks of using their homes as collateral.


Crowdfunding eligibility extension welcomed

“Crowdfunding is an alternative source of equity, which is particularly popular with eligible start-ups.”

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Seniors mean big business for SMEs

There is a substantial opportunity for small businesses to acquire new and loyal customers by offering seniors card discounts to a demographic who pre…

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Cash payments costing small business big time

Over 80 per cent of of consumers say that paying by card is much faster and more convenient than paying with cash – which makes sense given the aver…

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Australia’s best craft brewery revealed

A third different winner of best craft brewery in three years by a company only two years old highlights how young and dynamic the Australian craft be…

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New banking features to support SMEs

Business-only bank Tyro has launched two new features that will streamline banking and payroll processing for SMEs.

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Q&A: Going beyond the call to dial up success

A strong customer service ethos and highly trained technicians has enabled Fone King to grow from a single mobile phone repair shop to a national fran…

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Business pressures contribute to sharp fall in SME confidence

A report reveals pressure on many fronts, particularly the housing cycle and profitability, have led to a big dent in SME confidence in the last quart…

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Ombudsman welcomes instant asset write-off extension

New legislation has been passed to extend the $20,000 instant asset write-off for a further 12 months.

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Sparkke-ing real change in the pub scene

A social enterprise is transforming a historic pub and incorporating a brewery to get specialty brews into homes in an environmentally sustainable way…


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