Finance

JobKeeper, hiring

JobKeeper rules causing staffing issues for small businesses: ASBFEO

The recent JobKeeper reduction and the rules regarding hiring new staff has been causing trouble for small businesses trying to hire new people.

back-paid, cafes, food and drinks

Foreign students on internship scheme allegedly underpaid

Foreign students working for a cafe operator are allegedly the victims of a exploitation under a supposed internship program.

mobile era, digital

SMEs swiftly going digital in the wake of COVID-19

Over half of SMEs have successfully shifted to e-commerce and digital contactless payment technologies to combat the impact of the pandemic.

manufacturers

The pandemic imperative: the need for greater investment in onshore manufacturing

Australia has been too dependent on offshore manufacturing for many of the goods needed to fuel the economy, which the pandemic exposed as a flawed po…

video interviews

The pivot to video that is powering small businesses

Small businesses are recognising the power of video for everything from live events to marketing, customer engagement and communications.

payment code

Payment times improve in December, but lag over 2020

The Payment Times Report Act aims to address the issue of delayed payments impacting the cashflow and financial buoyancy of smaller suppliers.

expense management

How to work with your accountant to get the best results

If your profits are looking poor, there’s no need to feel ashamed, your accountant is there to work with whatever you bring into the meeting room.

Just send them a text: leveraging SMS for business

Effective SMS communications facilitate higher customer engagement and conversion with an average response rate of 30 per cent.

growth fund

Access to capital crucial to small-business survival: ASBFEO

“A revenue-contingent loan scheme would give small businesses the confidence they need to seek funding, so they can survive and employ again.”

UberEats riders protest unsafe, unfair working conditions at parliament

UberEats drivers are agitating for change after the TWU released data suggesting delivery drivers were paid half the minimum wage.

Small business, big rewards – why customer loyalty programs matter

Loyalty programs make customers feel appreciated and valued, and, therefore, more likely to support and promote your business.

reforms, spiral

Strategies to help small business avoid a post-COVID insolvency spiral

For smooth sailing in 2021 and beyond, it’s vital small-business owners learn to identify the risks of insolvency, act quickly and innovate strategi…

IGA franchisee taken to court over non-compliance

A Perth IGA supermarket failed to comply with an FWO Compliance Notice to leave entitlements and pay in lieu of notice to a former manager.

ATO

Side-giggers at risk of ATO fines

Side-giggers urged to get an ABN and register for GST as the ATO turn their spotlight on the burgeoning casual contracting sector.

You think an app is the way forward for your business? Think again

Before you start developing an app for your brand or service, you need to ask yourself some important questions regarding its viability in the real w…

trades, building, tradies

Construction firm to face court over alleged underpayments

A construction firm is in hot water over failing to comply with an FWO order to backpay a former employee his due holiday rates and leave entitlements…

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