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SMEs ahead of big business in innovation despite R&D funding shortfall

Only two per cent of SMEs have been able to secure government innovation grants within the past 12 months – big businesses received three times as muc…

Struggling small businesses urged to use new Financial Assistance Hub

“With government support measures including JobKeeper set to end next month, the number of small businesses in financial hardship is expected to rise.…

Five ways to spoil your business post Valentine’s Day

The aftermath of Valentine’s Day is a good opportunity to remind yourself why you do what you do and to fall in love with running your business once a…

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Sydney café operator to face court over alleged payroll shortfall

A former Sydney café operator will face court after allegedly ignoring an FWO order to make up the underpayment of an employee “without reasonable ex…

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Embracing innovation boosts SMEs’ optimistism

Over two-thirds of SMEs surveyed in a new study feel more comfortable than ever about diversifying or launching new products or services.


Growth strategies – keep it simple

One of the strategies you can utilise to grow your business and increase profits is through process innovation, and it’s actually simple to implement.

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Back with a bang: five ways to supercharge your marketing in 2021

The beauty of personalised marketing is the fact that it allows you to easily to run two or more campaigns simultaneously.


How to set up your SME to thrive in a post-COVID-19 world

The businesses that are preparing to meet the needs of a post-COVID world are the ones that will be successful going forward.


Renewed demands for financial safety net for lockdown-affected SMEs

CPA Australia has criticised the Federal, state, and territory governments for treating businesses as an “afterthought” when imposing lockdown measure…

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ASBFEO calls for affordable childcare for women in small business

Prohibitively high childcare fees mean that mothers have to spend more time at home looking after their kids rather than growing their business.

Facebook withdrawn from Aussie newsfeeds

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said that talks with Facebook on the proposed media payment law would continue after a “constructive discussion” with its CE…


Women entrepreneurs focus on marketing during pandemic

Two thirds of women business owners are spending more on improving their marketing efforts from creative software to social media.


In business, values matter, not profit

A strong values approach to business makes for better outcomes in the Australian Age Care sector, says NewDirection Care CEO and founder Natasha Chadw…


South Australian program providing jobs and revenue for SMEs

The business growth program at the Australian Centre for Business Growth has helped SMEs create almost 1400 jobs and generate $51 million in profits.

2021 a promising year for start-ups

A digital entrepreneur is encouraging Aussies to take advantage of their COVID “upskilling” to join the burgeoning start-up sector.


Pandemic aftermath forcing SMEs to find new funding options

New research shows that some SME owners already changed their funding behaviour during 2020, and others are looking to change their strategy this year…


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