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shares, ESOP

New ESOP recommendations remove barriers for small business

An ESOP allows employees to own a share of the company they work for and can be suitable for both private and public com...
SMEA events

A compass to find our way

It is highly unlikely any show will run in 2021 and if they do they will be smaller state-based events, and major events...

Fitness industry remains hopeful – but Melbourne still left behind

The damage that was done to the fitness industry in 2020 has been further compounded by the erratic nature of restrictio...

Why the Federal government urgently needs to install a vaccine passport

From July, multiple countries across the European Union opened up quarantine-free travel to people who are fully immunis...

NSW Premier outlines plan for retail to reopen

Retail stores, as well as gyms, and hospitality venues will be able to open with a one person per four sqm rule once NSW...
consumer law

The ABC of Australian Consumer Law for small business

No two businesses are the same, so it’s in your best interests to understand how consumer law applies to your business s...

Business leaders call on premiers to stick with National Plan

The National Cabinet has agreed to a roadmap which provides a path out of lockdowns, with an easing of restrictions from...
digital payments, least cost routing

ASBFEO welcomes Government support for least cost routing

The Payments System Review revealed the presence of regulatory gaps that need to be plugged to stop small businesses pay...
commissioner, Victorian Small Business Commission

New commissioner to support and promote Victoria’s small businesses

The new commissioner of VSBC will help resolve disputes among Victoria's small businesses, inform them of their rights a...
policy reforms, size, government business, Federal Budget

Majority of small businesses believe Government is not doing enough for them

"The COVID impact to the micro and small business sector has huge future implications as well as causing a year of devas...