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Spending stagnates despite business lift

Despite an increase in expenditure by companies on business-related items, overall spending slowed in September compared to previous months

Business must ‘think like start-ups’ to embrace innovation

Research reveals that SMEs embrace the need for innovation more than their bigger counterparts, but many lack the time and resources to innovate effec…

Small Business Association pledges support to scrap GST threshold

SME owners are in the vanguard of a movement to try and persuade the Federal Government to remove the $1000 GST threshold

UQ MBA ranked best in Asia Pacific

The University of Queensland has won the gong for providing the best MBA course in the Asia-Pacific region for the fourth consecutive year

Leading Australian entrepreneur named

The chairman of a toy company has beaten 26 rival finalists to be named leading Australian entrepreneur in 2015, earning a trip to Monte Carlo next ye…

Aussies boycotting cash-only businesses

Research carried out by PayPal found that although Aussies are committed to supporting small businesses they are refusing to shop at cash-only busines…

Tax, welfare interaction under spotlight

Tax, welfare interaction under spotlight

Business confidence bounces back

Business confidence has bounced after Malcolm Turnbull’s ascension to the nation’s top job resolved uncertainties about the government’s future.

Aussies growing unhappy about super

Most Australians support an increase in compulsory super, despite a growing number of people becoming unhappy about their fund.

Last chance for Inside Retail Academy’s Leadership Seminar

Time is running out to purchase your tickets to Inside Retail Academy’s Leadership Seminar: Inspiring People & Brands. People are the core …

Facebook introduces grey verification badge for local Aussie businesses

The new way of authenticating your business. Facebook has announced it will begin to expand the Verified Pages program to include local businesses…

Branding key upon TPP signing: Australian Made

The Australian Made Campaign reminds businesses to carry on with country-of-origin branding as a way to leverage the new export opportunities via the …

ATO goes on the road to listen to small businesses

In a series of ATO community conversations, regional SMEs around Australia gave to the ATO valuable feedback to be used as a base for future improveme…

$20,000 asset deductibility

ATO advises on $20,000 asset deductibility The ATO has published guidance on the Government’s proposal to allow small business to immediately deduc…

Beware of tax time scams

Beware of tax-time scams The ATO is reminding taxpayers to be wary of scams this tax time – scammers are ramping up their efforts to defraud the …

Unfair contract protection coming

Small business to get consumerlike protection On 24 June, the Minister for Small Business, the Hon. Bruce Billson MP, introduced legislation to exten…


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