Small business joins its “big brother” in call for tax cuts for all

A report warns that Australia’s 30 per cent tax rate will become the third highest among developed countries if action is not taken to reduce it.

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$284,000 in penalties after “heinous” conduct at restaurant

The owner of the Japanese restaurants were found to have provided false records on two occasions.

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7-Eleven franchisee in court over alleged cash back scam

This is the tenth matter filed by the Fair Work Ombudsman involving a 7-Eleven franchisee with more than $1 million in penalties ordered in cases to d…


300,000 small businesses benefit from instant asset write off

“Cashflow is so important for small-business operators and the instant asset write off means that all small businesses can reinvest for growth.”

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The biggest barrier to small business growth

The potential for digital technology to reduce the administrative barriers to small business growth and increase productivity is key to its rapid adva…


Call for prompt payment of subcontractors

“It’s not good enough to leave responsibility with a head contractor and overlook small business subcontractors who do much of the work.”

Free credit score for small business

Why SMEs need to sort their budget before applying for credit

Your budget needs to be live and dynamic so you can see the effect a change would have on your profits in any given month.

Fair Work reform

Young Brisbane workers awarded more than $70,000 in unpaid wages

A number of Brisbane businesses have been placed on notice after Fair Work had to intervene to ensure unpaid wages issues of their workers were rectif…


High energy costs slash small business investment

New survey reveals that 70 per cent of small businesses would reduce investment in capital expenditure because of higher energy costs.

Top five mistakes to avoid when emailing your debtors

Five debt recovery solutions for small businesses

A debt recovery strategy is crucial for small businesses who often rely on day-to-day cashflow.


The #1 mistake start-ups make

Entrepreneurs are prone to accept, and some suggest enjoy, the lack of safety engendered by taking risks that would be nightmarish for normal folks.


How to prepare more effectively for a tax audit

Automating your expense management streamlines the process of providing documentation to the ATO in the event of a tax audit.

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Supporting women in STEM and entrepreneurship

“The WISE program supports activities to get girls and women interested and involved in STEM education and careers.”

Small business loan

NAB decision welcome news for small business borrowers

Minister says small business borrowers are more likely to invest in their business if loan contracts are easier to understand.

Cleaning industry

Cleaners awarded almost $40k in back pay

$37,754 was recovered for 23 cleaners in Colac who were underpaid their shift and toilet cleaning allowances.

Overcoming challenges

The top five challenges for small businesses

If you can overcome the challenges in the first three years of running a business you have a good chance of a bright future.


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