Ann Wen

Ann Wen
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Ann is a journalist at Dynamic Business with a background in commercial law and research. She is interested in SME tax law, public policy and Australian innovation.

Unemployment rate drops, defying forecasts

Official ABS figures released today show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.8 per cent in August, down from 7.5 per...

Qantas disrupts financial services industry with SME business loans

Qantas will start referring business frequent flyers to lending platform Valiant Finance. This partnership helps Qantas members access working capital, asset finance...

Employees willing to salary sacrifice for flexible working: Research

Research from payroll and HR software solutions provider, Ascender, shows that more than one in three (37 per cent) of Australians are...

Let’s Talk: The Right Reasons

A strong story behind a business's inception can have a powerful effect on customers. Customers may identify with a founder's back story...

Facebook offers $100 million to small businesses

 Facebook’s Small Business Grants Programme is offering USD $100 million in cash grants and ad credits to small businesses.

Video conferencing available for legal document witnessing

Video conferencing technology will continue to be used to witness legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney and statutory declarations.

Guidance needed on JobKeeper subsidised R&D and transfer pricing rules

Early this week, the Tax Institute of Australia (TIA) called for guidance material on the JobKeeper scheme in relation to the R&D...

Invented by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs: Mastercard’s unique global start up program

Start Path – Mastercard’s global start up program – has bolstered 230 fintechs around the world and helped them raise $2 billion...

Keeping on top of your taxes: Interview with Kirsten Fish, ATO Deputy Commissioner Small Business

Amidst the constantly changing news cycle and rule amendments, it can be hard for SMEs to keep track of their tax obligations. ...

ESG a growing global investment trend: Research

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns are a rising trend in investment decision-making globally. Between 2016 and 2018, the...

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