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.

From studying history at Cambridge to studying the future at Airtree Ventures: Interview with Jackie Vullinghs

Jackie Vullinghs is a Principal at Airtree Ventures who invests in areas such as health, fintech, cybersecurity and AI. She studied history at Cambridge...

Growing demand for digital wallets may signal demise of cash

The increasing preference for contactless payments during the COVID-19 pandemic might be here to stay. What payment trends are emerging? Mark Hodgson, Head of Product...

Regional, small and medium-sized businesses prioritised in procurement

The NSW government announced today that regional, small and medium-sized businesses will be prioritised for all direct procurements up to $250,000. Deputy Premier and...

Afterpay doubles revenue and partners with Worldpay to go global

Despite the global economic slow-down, the shift to online spending and move from traditional forms of credit have boosted Afterpay’s position domestically and internationally. Afterpay...

Energy consumers in Victoria to receive support until March 2021

The Victorian Essential Services Commission announced this week that it will introduce new mandatory requirements for energy retailers to provide "reasonable" assistance to small...

R&D tax incentive inquiry delayed a third time

Businesses have been plunged into further uncertainty as the Senate inquiry into R&D tax incentive ('RDTI') reforms is delayed a third time this year. What...

$45 million available for businesses impacted by NSW-Victoria border closure

The NSW government has unveiled a $45 million grant program for small businesses and not-for-profits affected by the NSW and Victorian border closure. Eligible businesses...

Cybersecurity threats increasing during pandemic

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) have warned that a surge of scams and malicious cyber security threats have hit businesses since March 2020....

ACCC attacks Google over ‘misinformation’

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accused Google of releasing “misinformation” about the Federal Government’s plan to make them bargain with Australian...

Should I ask my employees to return to the workplace?

Many businesses are unsure about whether they should ask employees to return to the workplace. We’ve taken a look at the different approaches that...

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BP to shut down its only oil refinery in Australia

The Kwinana Refinery in Western Australia will be permanently closed and converted to an import terminal, as dwindling demand puts pressure on...

Australian Made logo appeals to international consumers, research shows

Research shows that products that use the Australian Made logo have an advantage in the international market, with 97 per cent of...

Australia’s recession may be over but things are certainly not back to normal

Australia is technically out of a recession however this does not mean Australia’s recovery will be smooth-sailing. At a...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has seen remote working transition from being a personal preference to a matter of safety. The challenge for small...

World’s 2nd and 3rd largest economies commit to carbon neutrality, pouring investment into renewable energy

The world’s second and third largest economies, China and Japan, have both pledged to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions, heralding an economic era...

What the US election could mean for Australian businesses

With under a week until the 2020 US Presidential elections on Tuesday, 3 November, economists and investors are looking to predict the...

Six Steps to Creating a Digital Transformation Strategy

It’s a challenge that’s been discussed in boardrooms for years: how to harness evolving technologies to transform and improve the way a...

$3.17 billion in revenue lost annually due to poor online customer service

Businesses must invest in their online customer service as COVID-19 has driven up consumer demand for more virtual support.