Finance

Financial support for Australia’s brightest business ideas

Entrepreneurs and SMEs across NSW, QLD and ACT are qualified to enter the Kick Start program and pitch for grants of up to $40,000.

ATO protecting honest businesses

Penalties imposed on Sydney care facility

A care facility in Sydney has been found to have underpaid two of its workers and its secretary found to be complicit in the act.

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What SMEs should consider when adopting a cloud-first print strategy

Cloud-based print infrastructure is the next frontier for SMEs as it can address cost and efficiency issues while providing better security.

Payroll teams struggling on shift work and penalty rates

The recent glut of payment scandals is no surprise with so many of payroll teams saying they need more info on penalty rates and shift work entitlemen…

trades

Tradies prefer keeping their business within the family

A new survey reveals the biggest pain points for tradies, with 60 per cent struggling with cashflow and attaining a healthy profit margin.

How tech investments can help SMEs hijack the slowing economy

An SME that makes even small tech investments already has a competitive advantage over its less nimble larger rivals who take longer to implement chan…

Creating a budget…and sticking to it!

Creating a budget may sound like a daunting prospect, but is perhaps the best way to gain a holistic understanding of your small business’s finances…

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ATO urges SMEs to adopt myGovID as deadline looms

Business owners are encouraged to register for the more secure myGovID as it is set to replace the old AUSKey system by 27 March.

Online marketplaces helping SME owners reinvest in their local communities

A new study shows that selling through an online marketplace gives SME owners an opportunity to contribute to the growth of their local communities.

Peer-to-peer Lending

The changing horizon of business lending

An increasing number of SMEs are turning to non-bank alternatives and peer-to-peer lenders to get more transparent business lending.

Legislation to resolve payment times a step closer

The ASBFEO has flagged her desire to recommend federal legislation over payment times to ensure big businesses treat their small-business suppliers fa…

Banks offer to help SMEs impacted by coronavirus

Small businesses financially affected by the spread of the coronavirus are encouraged to seek assistance from their bank.

Legislation uncertainty

The Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) is essential for SMEs seeking to experiment to turn a new idea into a market-ready product or s…

ASBFEO calls out supply chain finance practices

“Supply chain finance is a legitimate and effective tool that can be used to free-up cashflow for small and family businesses.”

Investment boost for veterans’ employment program

The opportunities for veterans to gain meaningful employment post-service have been boosted by a $15 million investment by the federal government.

Restaurant owner in court over underpayments

A Thai restaurant owner has allegedly failed to rectify the underpayment of several of his employees after one of them filed a complaint with the FWO.

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