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Local presence, global approach

Rapidly changing technology and increasing demand for products and services from ethical, sustainability-driven companies are changing global business…

Christmas survey

Retailers’ Christmas Survey 2019

Survey reveals a less optimistic sentiment among retailers this Christmas season compared to last year, due in the main to careful consumer spending.

Almost two-thirds of SMEs likely to be underinsured

Research reveals a majority of SMEs would run up large personal debts if they were forced into paying out an insurance claim.

underpayments

Food outlets in court over underpayment of teenage workers

The Cairns food outlets allegedly underpaid 18 workers, including teenagers, almost $14,000 and provided falsified or incomplete records.

delivery investment, delivery managmeent

Five reasons to consider an integrated mailing and parcel sending solution

Research by Pitney Bowes shows the parcel shipping market continues to grow steadily, with Australian volume reaching 864 million in 2018.

funding

Index highlights change in the commercial lending market

Major banks are facing a challenge from non-banks, fintechs and neo banks, who are gaining loan market share due to their nimbleness and innovation.

Australian Made

New partnership to support to Aussie manufacturers

“Aussie manufacturers produce innovative products to some of the highest quality standards in the world, which makes them ideal for gifting year-rou…

audits

Fair Work audits Top Juice outlets

The audits are in response to anonymous reports from Top Juice employees that indicated the outlets may be breaching the Fair Work Act.

How to tell when your business is suitable for franchising

Small businesses urged to give feedback on franchising sector

The Parliamentary Joint Committee report, Fairness in Franchising, highlighted a systemic lack of transparency and accountability in franchising.

drought loan

Government’s $1 billion loan package aims to boost drought-affected regional businesses

The Federal Government will provide farmers and businesses in regional and rural communities affected by the drought with additional stimulus measures…

Sexual harassment a familiar reality for one in three working Aussies

The retail and accommodation and food services industries have shocking rates of sexual harrassment with 40 per cent of workers experiencing it.

insolvencies

SMEs braced for further insolvencies with defaults still rising

With insolvencies increasing by 20 per cent in Q3,small businesses need to review their processes and invest in the necessary technology and advice.

e-invoicing

E-invoicing policy to fast-track payment times to small businesses

The government has implemented an e-invoicing policy committing to pay contractors within five days or pay them interest on late payments.

growth hampered, stagnant

Small businesses are confident but stagnant, report reveals

SME growth is stagnant due to declining consumer spending with more than one in three SMEs feeling the pinch of tightening household budgets.

Business insurance claims reach record high

The number of insurance claims filed is at an all-time high, reinforcing the high-risk bad debt environment many businesses are experiencing.

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ASBFEO looking to talk to small financial planning businesses

Small businesses in the financial planning industry are urged to talk to the ASBFEO about the issues holding them back and how they can be better addr…

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