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Australian small business revenue rises above pre-pandemic average as jobs recover

New data from Xero shows that small businesses have recorded a positive revenue growth for nine consecutive months despite snap lockdowns.

Investment NSW to boost economy and jobs as part of COVID-19 recovery

The NSW Government has today opened its Investment NSW agency, which aims to maximise economic benefits and jobs for NSW.

Let’s Talk: The end of JobKeeper and what it could mean for your business

With JobKeeper reaching its end, Let's Talk about what this big change could mean for businesses around Australia...

The ATO’s small business taxation dispute service has been made permanent

Small businesses with an annual turnover of under $10 million are eligible to apply for the service...

Increased stress, prioritising diversity and inclusion: New report shows state of HR industry a year on from COVID

Digital Recruiting Company HireVue has published a new study on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australia’s hiring industry.

Selling your business? Two mistakes to avoid in your valuation

A business seller needs to look at the risk factors a potential buyer is worried about - and vice-versa...

Faster global vaccine rollout could boost Australia’s economy by $17bn: KPMG

A new analysis by KPMG has revealed that a faster international rollout of vaccines could boost the Australian economy by $17bn and generate up to 40,000 jobs.

Hospitality, tourism and retail showing promise across regional Australia: CommBank Report

Spending is up across regional Australia, moving past the spend recovery seen in metro areas, according to new data from Commonwealth Bank.

The speed of life: things to consider when reviewing your life insurance

It’s important to be aware of the level of insurance cover you have in place and whether it’s adequate to protect yourself and your loved ones...

Joe Biden’s huge COVID stimulus bill has been approved by US Congress

Joe Biden's $US1.9 trillion ($AUD2.5 trillion) rescue package managed to get the votes it needed to pass in the House of Representatives...

Morrison government announces second round of the Boosting Female Founders Initiative

The federal government has launched a new $11.6 million funding round under the Boosting Female Founders Initiative that will support female entrepreneurs.

What the 2021 International Women’s Day theme “Women in Leadership” means for Mums in Business

Carrie Kwan, founder of Mums & Co, discusses how businesses can better support mums in business.

101 guide to avoiding the perils of mismanaging your SMB finances

It’s not simply a case of having enough money in the bank - it’s about how you manage that money. Seriously, have a plan in place...

New insolvency laws: 4 actions small business directors must take

There are four key actions that small business owners should take immediately, to ensure they are well positioned once they, or their suppliers, come off JobKeeper this month.

3 mind hacks to help you build your dream business

Here are three steps to building your dream business: shifting your mindset, aligning your goals and implementing simple strategies. Read on...

Why government must increase digital focus in small business sector

One year into the pandemic, it’s clear that real opportunity lies in more carefully targeting financial support. We need to see more mutual partnerships where governments reward small businesses that take active steps to help themselves.

Eftpos announces national QR code payments rollout

Debit card provider eftpos unveiled its plans for a national QR code payments network in Australia which is set to commence trial mid-year.

Report unveils low fintech adoption in Australia: A ‘huge missed opportunity’ for APAC businesses

A new report by Airwallex and CPA Australia shows that only one third of Asia Pacific (APAC) businesses have invested in fintech despite increasing digital adoption in the face of COVID-19.

The changes in insolvency & restructuring rules that could catch out Australian businesses

“COVID Safe Harbour” insolvency rules have been replaced by legislation that includes a new, streamlined SME restructuring process...

6 most commonly overlooked cost savings in business

From paying more than necessary to cutting budgets on activities that bring home the bacon, here are some of the most commonly overlooked savings in business to look out for in 2021.