Finance

Currency strategies for the “new normal”

Having a cash buffer or protection against volatile currency swings has been the difference between remaining open or having to close for some SMEs.

manufacturers

Three ways Aussie manufacturers can compete with China

Labour and supply chain costs today mean that “made in China” isn’t necessarily the cheapest option and companies should be looking at local manufactu…

relief package, financial measures, funding, commercial brokers

SMEs turning to commercial brokers for financing

Research reveals that more and more SMEs value the professional advice, market coverage and deal speed that brokers can offer.

Flexible trade credit solutions

The pressures of the supply chain,amplified during COVID, means an increasing number of SMEs and their suppliers are exploring new trade credit soluti…

What small businesses need to know about content marketing in 2020

Small businesses can benefit from video and photo content that actively seeks to understand where and how their customers are shopping in 2020.

NBN move an opportunity for small business to digitise

NBN Co’s scheme will give around 1.4 million businesses access to high-speed fibre broadband, according to the federal government.

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Melbourne small businesses optimistic despite lockdown

Over a third of Melbourne’s small businesses believe the Victorian economy will be better in a year – last month the figure was only 17 per cent.

Fair Work Ombudsman

Three tips on not falling foul of the Fair Work Ombudsman

Why are so many small businesses getting into hot water with the Fair Work Ombudsman? And, more importantly, how can you get it right?

exporters

Exporters, Australia has your back

Proposed changes to the Export Market Development Grant are designed to address the cashflow issues Aussie exporters have been facing during COVID.

Corporate tax rate, tax options

Tax options available to COVID-19-affected small businesses

The ATO is offering a range of tax options designed to help alleviate the issues facing small businesses in the face of COVID-19.

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Disregard of compliance notice incurs penalties for restaurant

A WA restaurateur has been accused by a judge of showing a “complete disregard for their legal obligations” in ignoring a back pay compliance noti…

incentivising

How small businesses can incentivise their staff without spending

You can incentivise your staff without breaking the bank – consider offering something out-of-the-box such as access to professional mortgage advice.

Aussies will continue to favour shopping online “beyond the pandemic”

Social distancing, self isolation, and closure of bricks and mortar stores have all cemented shopping online as the preferred option for many consumer…

support, council

Small business hit twice as hard as larger counterparts by pandemic

Two new reports highlight the resilience of Australian small business despite the fact that the sector has been hit twice as hard by the pandemic.

Small business restart

Now is the time for SME owners to shift their thinking and start planning for the “restart”, balancing costs against a period of lower revenue.

contracts

The four legal stages of successfully buying a business

Buying an existing business may be exciting but it also requires careful planning and the need to understand the legalities for a successful transacti…

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