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  • 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…

  • 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 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 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…