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  • December 3 2019 Deloitte Australia crowned best Aussie workplace for new dads

    Deloitte Australia has taken out the number one spot in the 20 Best Australian Workplaces for New Dads 2019 List published by HBF’s Direct Advice For Dads. The idea behind the HBF’s list publication is to encourage more businesses to offer parental leave policies that also considers new dads, not just mums. Working with research consultancy Read More…

  • November 27 2019 PayPal partners with #BuyFromTheBush to encourage Aussies to “Give Better” this Christmas

    PayPal Australia has today announced a partnership with #BuyFromTheBush to help Aussies “Give Better” this Christmas and support our rural communities facing drought. The partnership aims to build on the success of #BuyFromTheBush through the launch of a new gifting portal designed for Aussies to discover unique and purposeful gifts this Christmas. The #BuyFromTheBush movement Read More…

  • November 21 2019 Small employers – there’s 3 options if you aren’t using STP yet

    The ATO is urging small employers who’ve not yet made the switch to Single Touch Payroll (STP) to get in touch if they need help to transition. Small employers with 19 employees or fewer are now required to start reporting through STP but ATO Assistant Commissioner Jason Lucchese said there was still time for businesses Read More…

  • November 18 2019 Two month ATO deferral for bushfire victims in NSW and QLD

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) today announced that it will grant a two month lodgment and payment deferral to taxpayers impacted by the recent catastrophic bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland. Acting Deputy Commissioner Andrew Watson said that people affected by the fires should focus on getting their other affairs in order and not Read More…

  • November 7 2019 Introducing AI ethics: Businesses ready to test AI ethics principles

    Some of the biggest businesses in Australia will trial a series of eight principles around artificial intelligence, developed as part of the Morrison Government’s AI Ethics Framework. NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Microsoft and Flamingo AI have signed up to test the principles to ensure they deliver practical benefits and translate into real world solutions.  Minister Read More…

  • October 23 2019 Business failures are caused by lack of leaders’ skills

    A series of recent business failures highlight a skills gap that is widespread in business. The Royal Commissions into banking, aged care and disability; the celebrity chef wages scandal; and this month’s liquidation of domestic violence charity White Ribbon Australia are just some of the cases that highlight a flaw that is now common and Read More…

  • October 21 2019 Advisory boards a small business secret weapon

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell says advisory boards are increasingly playing a key role in Australia’s small business’ success stories. Speaking at the Global Thought Leadership Summit in Melbourne today, Ms Carnell said 74% of businesses that use advisory boards want assistance with their growth strategy. “Advisory boards are a Read More…

  • 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 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…

  • 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 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 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…