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Business activity hit hard by new lockdowns

Small businesses are most at risk from prolonged lockdowns as they have the smallest cash reserves on which to draw to k...
R U OK Day,

Celebrate community and connectedness on R U OK? Day

It’s more important than ever to be having honest and open conversations with others about our emotional experiences ami...

Cashflow crisis affecting even “healthy” SMEs

The cashflow crunch is stifling the growth ambitions of SMEs as it is making them reluctant to take on bigger contracts.
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Daring to find business success while in the arms of another lockdown

Like any champion athlete does between games, now’s the chance to evaluate what’s working and what isn’t with yourself, ...
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SME confidence takes a nosedive as pandemic rages on

Despite new Government support measures, the lockdowns are biting – only 30 per cent of SMEs are satisfied with the Gove...

July’s lockdown causes biggest monthly retail sales drop this year

The drop in retail sales was partially offset by online growth across all categories, that was particularly strong in gr...
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Small business jobs and sales plummet on the back of lockdowns

The reimposition of restrictions across Australia in July is cited as the primary factor in the decline of small busines...

Small-business owners slam border closures

The NSW/Qld border closure has brought the operations of local businesses to a standstill, with their personnel unable t...
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Franchise business sentiment plummets as lockdowns escalate

As lockdowns continue, many businesses - particularly those in the franchise sector - are expecting significant decline ...
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How small retailers can tackle and prepare for lockdowns

Despite the challenges it poses, the pandemic is an opportune moment for small retailers to work together and create new...