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Non-bank lenders growing in popularity amongst SMEs

In addition to offering unsecured options, non-bank lenders typically have far lower application requirements.

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Expense tracking tool for SMEs launched

A new service offers the self-employed and SMEs a range of DIY expense tracking solutions.

Small business shows its charitable side

The rise of entrepreneurial charity in small business

In an increasingly competitive environment, self-sufficient “social businesses” have emerged, changing the nature of charity among SMEs.


Record penalty against café operator over failure to pay compensation

A café operator has been hit with a huge fine after refusing to pay compensation ordered by the FWO and advising an Inspector that the exploited work…

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How leveraging a business loan could benefit your retail business – Part 2

If you are planning to expand your business into new channels you may need a business loan to bridge the gap until you start generating extra sales.

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Jail term imposed in FWO’s first contempt of court case

A Queensland tourism operator has been jailed for contempt of court stemming from the underpayment of five backpackers.

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Partnership offers new payment option for small businesses

BPAY have collaborated with MYOB to add a new payment option to its Invoice Payments solution, specifically targeting small businesses.

Fair Work reform

$43k penalty for exploitation of abbatoir workers

A labour hire manager has been penalised $43,000 for “wilfully” exploiting 10 migrant abattoir workers through underpayments for over two years.

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Top mistakes to avoid if you want repeat customers

Repeat customers are key to building a strong reputation and ensuring the long-term success of a small business.

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Budget a “fizzer” for SMEs

“This Budget shows how much small business is talked about but not appropriately backed up.”

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$300k penalties for burger bar highlight cultural issues in hospitality

A burger bar operator has been found to have exploited young overseas workers as the Fair Work Ombudsman calls for greater compliance in the hospitali…

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SME builders winners in the Budget

SME builders are set to benefit from the Federal Budget thanks to measures such as reduced tax rates and increased tax discounts.

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Cooling property market threatens SME financing

Small-business owners who use their homes to secure capital may soon face the risk of being put under increased financial scrutiny as the property mar…

The pros & cons of small-business loans.

How leveraging a business loan could benefit your retail business – Part 1

Why a business loan from an online non-bank lender can be provide immediate benefit to a retailer.

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Instant asset write off the key Budget measure for small business

“The $20,000 instant asset write off is the tax break that refuses to die and – given its popularity with small-business owners – that’s very go…

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What the Budget means for SMEs

Reaction to the Federal Budget measures that impact the small-business sector.


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