family support

Why family support is crucial to business success

One cannot underestimate the important role your family plays in the success of your business especially if it is just starting out.

pay cuts

Pay cuts or reduced hours? Ensuring you’re above the law but morally sound

As businesses fee the effects of the pandemic-induced economic recession, there are questions as to whether reduced hours or pay cuts are ideal measur…


Mat manufacturer to face court over two years’ unpaid wages

A manufacturer of custom-fit floor, boot and cargo mats for vehicles is being taken to court for alleged non-payment of an employee’s wages.

stimulus package

SMEs desperate for extension of stimulus measures

A resurgence in COVID-19 cases and falling revenue projections mean a large majority of SMEs want stimulus measures extended into next year.

Where have all the women gone?

The number of women starting their own business has risen by 80 per cent since 1991 and 66 per cent of start-ups in the last decade were founded by wo…

tax obligations

ATO launch toolkit to help SMEs with tax time

The toolkit released by the ATO contains easy-to-understand fact sheets that will help small businesses fulfil their tax obligations.

back-paid, cafes

Call for support for cafés on their long road to recovery

The Small Business Ombudsman is calling for greater support for local cafés as they face a tougher recovery than other sectors of the economy.

What will happen when government wage support ends?

A survey reveals 81 per cent of business leaders want the JobKeeper scheme to be extended in a more cautious and conservative way.

sales metrics

The importance of sales metrics for small businesses

Building the right set of metrics provides adds predictability as to what’s ahead and allows SME owners to identify potential cashflow crunches earl…

Penalty rate cuts threaten to sap workers’ wages

Penalty rate cuts of 15 per cent are due to be implemented this week for workers in the retail and pharmacy sectors making them up to $4800 p/a worse …

Hidden profits

Four ways SMEs can be more profitable in a post COVID-19 world

When resources are limited it pays to focus on your most lucrative clients, even if that means deprioritising those who are less profitable.

Small business payment times

Former restaurant operator in court over unpaid leave benefits

The former operator of a Sydney restaurant is in hot water over failing to pay a former employee his untaken leave entitlements.


Top tips for small businesses on the road to recovery

With a lot of advice and tips being given to cope with this current situation, at the end of the day, it comes down to common sense.

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Program to support local cafés facing an uncertain future

Australian café owners can apply for a share in a $1 million support package that will assist them in their rebuilding efforts.

Slow fashion, sustainable fashion and how brands can help

The demand for fast fashion has led big brands to find ways to lower prices resulting not only in inferior quality but also a degraded environment.

ATO protecting honest businesses

Accounting firm in court for leaving workers in the lurch over sale

A former operator of a Sydney accounting firm is set to face court over alleged nonpayment of leave benefits despite a compliance notice.


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