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The Informer
  • October 18 2019 Record number of small businesses seeking help to resolve disputes

    The Victorian Small Business Commission’s (VSBC) Annual Report 2019 reveals a record 2,074 small businesses sought help in resolving their business disputes. The main issues causing disputes were: 1. Retail leases 2. Money that wasn’t paid 3. Understanding rights and responsibilities when it comes to contracts 4. The quality of goods and services 5. Goods Read More…

  • October 16 2019 Investible and The City of Sydney reunite to help more local retail businesses

    The Retail Innovation Program will return in 2020, developed by early-stage investment firm Investible in partnership with the City of Sydney, with an expanded program and capacity to support more local retailers. Designed to help future-proof Australia’s retail sector, the intensive 12-week accelerator will provide business owners the opportunity to innovate, scale and grow – Read More…

  • October 14 2019 Service NSW celebrates milestone of helping 5000 small business owners

    New figures released today show 5000 small business owners have received help from Service NSW’s one-stop shop Business Concierge service. Service NSW for Business Executive Director Bridget Barrett said the service is all about helping people start, grow or run their small business, potentially saving them time and money. “Service NSW has become more than Read More…

  • October 10 2019 The solution to small business late payments (Part 1)

    Noel Tiufino (Managing Partner) and Raj Saini (Partner) from MyAccounts and Angus Capel (Small Business Advocate) from Xero, recently spoke to Creditorwatch about late payments and what small businesses can do about them. In the Dynamic Business interview with Trent Innes at Xerocon (September 2019), we revealed just how much small businesses are affected by late Read More…

  • October 10 2019 Dynamic Business Podcast: Marketing expert and business founder Laura Craig

    In this latest episode of the Dynamic Business Podcast, we speak with marketing expert Laura Craig. Laura founded her own company, Vivo Marketing, three years ago. We found out more about the journey of building up her business and her decision to sell 50% of Vivo Marketing to a larger organisation recently. In the interview, Read More…

  • October 9 2019 Many small businesses still to switch to new digital payroll reporting system

    Last week, Australian small businesses with 19 employees or less, were required by law to report using the new digital Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting system – however around a third of small employers are yet to start reporting or notify the ATO they need more time to start. STP requires employers to electronically send Read More…

  • October 3 2019 Lending to small business crucial to economic growth: Ombudsman

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, agrees with RBA Governor Philip Lowe’s view that small business needs support from our financial institutions. “In cutting the official cash rate to an all-time-low of 0.75%, RBA Governor Philip Lowe made several pertinent observations about the credit squeeze affecting the Australian small business sector Read More…

  • October 1 2019 Podcast interview with Dimmi founder Stevan Premutico

    In this Dynamic Business podcast episode, we speak to Stevan Premutico about the struggles of a startup journey, his learnings in founding and growing Dimmi and his new venture me&u (including why he chose to pursue it, instead of his other 33 ideas!) Stevan is one of Australia’s leading tech entrepreneurs. In 2007, in the Read More…

  • September 25 2019 Dynamic Business Podcast: Tessa Court interview

    In this episode, we speak to Tessa Court, who is the CEO and founder of IntelligenceBank. IntelligenceBank is a Melbourne startup founded in 2009 which helps content marketers manage digital assets, creative content approvals and compliance, and creative project management. IntelligenceBank also helps marketers ensure that their content meets standards set by industry regulators. With Read More…

  • September 23 2019 Small businesses reminded to get Single Touch Payroll ready

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has reminded small businesses they have until 30 September to adopt Single Touch Payroll (STP). Small businesses with 19 employees or less are required to make the transition to STP by the deadline in two weeks. STP became mandatory for small employers on 1 July Read More…

  • 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…