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The Informer
  • September 20 2019 Why security needs to be at the core of Australia’s small businesses

    Nine out of 10 Australian businesses employ under 20 workers, making us a nation of small businesses. While there is a multitude of positives in running a small business, there are also many pressures including managing employees, servicing customers and dealing with suppliers, which means there are a lot of plates to juggle. It’s easy Read More…

  • September 20 2019 Nominations for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards are now open

    Australians are encouraged to thank and nominate successful women in business to be part of a significant milestone – the 25th Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Nominations are now open for the program, which celebrates and recognises exceptional women in leadership across all sectors, including: small, medium and large businesses, public sector, academia, for purpose and social Read More…

  • September 19 2019 Dynamic Business Podcast: Olivia Molesworth interview

    In this podcast episode, we interview and chat with Olivia Molesworth, who is the youngest female fintech entrepreneur in Australia at age 23. Olivia founded Bromleigh Capital last year when she identified a need for young Australian eCommerce startups to access capital in order to scale. Bromleigh Capital is the first ethical financier for eCommerce Read More…

  • September 18 2019 Chivas launches global $1m competition for startups that blend profit with purpose

    Applications for the Chivas Venture 2020 are now open – enter before 31st October 2019 for your chance to win a share of $1M Leading blended Scotch whisky, Chivas, has announced the launch of the 6th year of the Chivas Venture – a global competition that gives away $1 million in no-strings funding every year Read More…

  • September 12 2019 NSW small business month returns this October

    October is NSW Small Business Month – a month-long festival providing opportunities for small business owners to strengthen their skills and network with others. Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said NSW Small Business Month was a fantastic opportunity for local firms and entrepreneurs to come together to celebrate the contribution that small Read More…

  • September 10 2019 Multi-country survey finds nearly 80% of employers aren’t worried about unethical use of AI

    ANZ employers and employees contribute their opinions on AI ethics policies, potential misuse, liability and regulation Companies around the world are expecting to apply artificial intelligence (AI) within their companies in the next few years but are lagging in discussions about the ethics surrounding it, new research from global technology leader Genesys finds. More than Read More…

  • September 9 2019 ATO unpaid super action welcome but 99 per cent of workers still short-changed

    Moves by the Australian Tax Office to go after those employers not paying their workers super are welcome but barely scratch the surface of the problem Industry Super Australia (ISA) says. With ISA analysis showing that one in three workers – around 2.85 million people – are  being ripped off close to $6 billion in Read More…

  • September 6 2019 Sustainable bandages wrap up 2019 Telstra Victorian Business of the Year

    A Cheltenham-based business that has created a range of all-natural bandages which are sold to 35 countries has been named the 2019 Telstra Victorian Business of the Year. Inspired by his son’s sensitivity to typical bandages, Nutricare founder and CEO James Dutton set out to create a natural product that is sustainable, environmentally conscious and Read More…

  • September 5 2019 Ombudsman urges prospective franchisees to do their homework

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell is urging prospective franchisees to do their homework before investing, after the ACCC found some franchisors were failing to provide adequate information to buyers. The regulator found one-in-three franchisors in the food services sector had failed to disclose useful contact details of former franchisees to Read More…

  • September 3 2019 Effective tips on investing your business profits in a limited company 

    All entrepreneurs and business owners will naturally be preoccupied with making money. This is, after all, what helps you to not only continue to operate but also stimulate business growth. Generating enough revenue helps you to pay staff wages but is also key for buying stock, paying business rates and settling other bills. Not quite Read More…

  • September 2 2019 Ombudsman backs mental health support for small business owners

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has praised Beyond Blue for supporting the mental health of small business owners. Beyond Blue has today released a free online guide that provides business advisers, such as accountants, bookkeepers and industry association representatives, with practical tips about how to support their clients and members. Read More…

  • August 28 2019 Dynamic Business Podcast: Jessy Marshall, PR expert and small business owner

    Dynamic Business editor Loren Webb interviews Jessy Marshall, Public Relations expert and business owner.  We discuss Jessy’s PR tips for small businesses including what the benefits of PR are, when you should engage in PR and how to fight the right agency or consultant for your needs. Jessy also shares her story on launching her Read More…

  • August 27 2019 COSBOA supports the ATO in pursuit of scammers

    The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) today announced their support of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the government in pursuit of those who deliberately scam the tax system.  Speaking on behalf of COSBOA, Peter Strong, CEO noted the release of the tax gap for small business (12.5 per cent) and stated that Read More…

  • August 27 2019 New tool for small business set to tackle energy cost

    48 percent of small businesses do not monitor their energy spend 50 percent are on extended contracts and risk paying more An online tool enabling small businesses across Australia to see if they are paying too much for energy was announced by the Australian Government today, in partnership with Xero and Alphabeta. The Small Business Read More…

  • August 26 2019 Six technology investments every SME must make

    While many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) understand that the nature of work is becoming increasingly digital, many business owners aren’t necessarily certain where they should invest their limited resources for maximum results. Getting that investment right could create limitless possibilities for these businesses while getting it wrong could result in wasted time and money. Read More…