Q&A: The young entrepreneur with the bottle to take on ocean pollution

Gabby Samkova’s start-up SomerSide produces stylish, eco-friendly towels, each of which is made from between eight and 14 recycled plastic bottles.

Legal change to help businesses balance profit and impact

There is an opportunity for government to support small businesses with a legal framework so they can create further positive impact on their communit…


Prime Minister weighs up bushfire recovery plans

The head of the government’s bushfire recovery agency said the bushfires were having a broader impact on local economies than previous disasters.


Restaurant penalised for pregnancy discrimination

A Perth restaurant has admitted to discrimination against a employee during pregnancy and to a director making derogatory comments about her appearan…

“Historic” meeting a ray of hope to small-businesses ravaged by fires

“It wasn’t just the normal faces we see…it was also the faces of people who have been living with these fires for days and weeks and continue to…


Eager travellers to Asia mean big opportunities for small businesses

SMEs in the hospitality, retail, food and beverages and other related industries stand to gain from the influx of travellers in the Asia Pacific regio…

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10 resolutions for better business in 2020

The ten resolutions that every small-business owner should consider to help make their business become more profitable in 2020.

Stadium cleaners allegedly underpaid

The stadium cleaners were allegedly underpaid minimum ordinary hourly rates, casual loadings and penalty rates under the Cleaning Services Award 2010.

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Leaving the paper trail behind in 2020

Ditching the paper trail in favour of a digital accounting solution helps simplify financial processes and create a more organised workplace.

Bushfire impact on small business focus of Canberra summit

A roundtable in Canberra will look to formulate a broad response to the bushfire emergency for the small-business community.

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Targeted, simpler small-business tax concessions welcomed

The life cycle approach should allow for better-targeted assistance in tax concessions to meet real-world commercial issues facing small businesses.


Surfers Paradise restaurant faces court

The restaurant failed to comply with a Compliance Notice requiring it to calculate and backpay alleged underpayments of restaurant employees.

Cafe operator facing court for non-compliance

The cafe failed to comply with a Compliance Notice requiring it to calculate and back-pay any outstanding amounts owing to a number of employees.

Q&A: The entrepreneur who put her best foot forward to craft a niche business

How a desire for a change and opening up her horizons helped an entrpreneur found an online sandals business based on an age-old craft.

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Driving your business forward in the cloud

Compared to desktop solutions, cloud-based accounting solutions provide better accessibility to data and are much easier to use at a lower cost.

Cafe franchisee faces tenfold increase in max penalties

The franchisee committed what are considered to be “serious contraventions” under the Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws.


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