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Huge penalties for sushi business over underpayments

The operators of three Hero Sushi outlets have been fined a record amount of almost $900k for what a judge called a case of “greed and exploitation.”

empowering, shifting

Aussie SMEs shifting online with the rest of the world in the wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a global revolution among SMEs, with well over half of them having shifted to a remote working model.

B2B, charges, least cost routing

Least cost routing seen to benefit small businesses

The Ombudsman has called on the banks to implement least cost routing to help small businesses with their cashflow in these tough times.

craft beer, brewery

Local beer industry innovates to stay alive

Beer Swag Day on 23 May is an opportunity for people to showcase their beer merchandise in support of struggling breweries and hospitality venues.

The workforce of the future – is it here already?

Having a post-pandemic plan in place for operating in the “new normal” will offer your employees clarity about workplace arrangements.

family businesses

Family businesses buck the COVID-19 trend

In the midst of lockdowns and global economic decline, four in ten Aussies are starting or growing their own family businesses.

Online training helping businesses get back to work safely

An online training program has been designed to train workers in safe working practices to limit the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

losses, help, confidence

Small business confidence levels take a massive drop

Confidence among small-business community has taken a record 53-point decline as the effects of COVID-19 bite the sector hard.

work from home, remote work

Many SMEs to continue remote operations beyond lockdown

Research reveals that over a million small businesses plan remote work in the future having realised its benefits during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Kaspersky, INTERPOL suggest anti-ransomware measures

The average cost of ransomware attacks that resulted in data breaches last year was $1.46M and it continues to be a significant threat because it pays…

asset write-offs

Instant asset write-offs overlooked in midst of lockdown

SMEs with less than $500 million in turnover have only eight weeks left to invest the extra $150k per asset available to them for instant asset write-…

reopening

Safe reopening of economy supported by Business Council

The Business Council of Australia is urging reopening businesses to heed the advice of the Good to Go campaign promoting a safe resumption of activity…

opportunities

Pivoting the key to pandemic survival for SMEs

While many SMEs are facing struggles due to the virus, more than half are finding opportunities through pivoting operations or starting new ventures.

payment times

Payment times reporting bill introduced in Parliament

New legislation has been praised by the ASBFEO as an important step in the battle to bring down payment times from large businesses to their SME suppl…

tech

New tech careers open for jobseekers

A successful program for veterans is now open to more jobseekers to help them find jobs in tech – a sector that has stayed strong despite COVID-19.

Convenience stores facing court over underpayments

As well as refusing to comply with a back-pay order the former operators of Adelaide convenience stores allegedly failed to issue payslips.

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