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An EOFY financial health check

Taking he time to do a financial health check can help build the confidence you need to go on and achieve the goals you have for your business.

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Remorseless trolley collecting operator penalised $130,000

A judge has found that a trolley collecting operator had caused three workers “actual financial and emotional hardship” by unfairly dismissing them an…

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Three ways to prevent fraud and enforce policy compliance

Many SMEs think their fraud policies are good enough because they either haven’t had a major issue to rectify, or they trust their employees to be h…

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A survival guide for franchisees

Good franchisors may offer mentoring and training sessions but without at least some basic business skills novice franchisees are bound to struggle.

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Hair salon allegedly underpaid young apprentice

A Sydney hair salon has allegedly underpaid a teenage apprentice in her first job more than $14,000.

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Food Precincts campaign returns $450k+ in wages owed to hospitality workers

An FWO audit campaign has revealed that 72 per cent of the hospitality establishments across three major metro areas breached workplace laws.

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ASBFEO urges action on ACCC retail electricity pricing report

The ASBFEO welcomes the recommendation that consumer benefits for retail electricity are expanded to include small businesses as well.

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Five tips to help cut your SME’s energy bills

If SME owners take a few simple steps to change the way they use energy they can offset the rising cost of electricity and keep a lid on their energy …

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Calling for a culture change

Inequality plays a factor in late payments as research shows female entrepreneurs are more likely to suffer from late payments than their male counter…

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How small-business owners can leverage the sharing economy

The sharing economy has become an increasingly popular option for small businesses to access goods and services affordably and on-demand.

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Starting off the new financial year on the front foot

As the new financial year begins business owners should take time to carefully assess their financial position and forecast for the year ahead.

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Frictionless economy for small businesses by 2023

The introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STP) is just the first in a series of initiatives the government is predicted to usher in to develop a frict…

Adelaide nail salon operator faces Court for underpayments

$130,000 penalties for nail salon after “elaborate sham” to hide exploitation

A judge has slammed a nail salon for creating false records that significantly understated the hours its employees had worked in what he described as …

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Turning worry into opportunity this EOFY

With the right approach EOFY can be a good opportunity to review and improve your business’ finances and future-proof them as well.

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Salon commits to reform after underpayment allegations

A hair and beauty salon operator has back-paid seven workers and will has undertaken to fully comply with its obligations in future.

Three myths about franchising that are totally wrong

Five mistakes new franchisors make

Many new franchisors underestimate the amount of money needed as upfront and ongoing costs usually mean running at a loss for the initial months or ev…


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