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Positioning your business for recovery – Oracle Netsuite webinar

Save the date: Thursday, 25th June 2020 | 12:30 p.m. AEST As the economy starts to reopen, every business needs to assess their situation and...

Six reasons to consider trade credit insurance in the new financial year

With the global economy looking fragile and one of Australia’s largest trading partners, China, slowing down, it’s important for Australian business decision-makers to re-evaluate...

60% of small businesses shut down within first 3 years: H&R Block has ‘Grants for Growth’ to stop it

With more than 60% of small businesses shutting down within their first three years, Australia’s leading tax accountants, H&R Block are offering small...

New Xero report: Late payments cost small businesses $7billion a year

A new report from Xero, the global small business platform, reveals for the first time the magnitude and impact of late payments to Australian...

Three ways politics impacts your business

You may not personally want to be involved in modern politics but if you want to run a business you have to be aware...

Australian SMEs still suffering; says broker community

The people that small business owners turn to for independent advice believe that cashflow management and access to finance are only getting harder for...

Robots could help Aussie businesses save more than $100 million in energy costs

Robots are helping Australian businesses navigate the complex energy market and save millions of dollars in energy costs. Data released today by Australian technology company...

Confidence slips after RBA holds rate: ANZ

Consumer confidence fell last week as Australians' perception of the economy at large took a sharp negative turn following the central bank's decision not...

Eight-speed economy the new challenge for business

A Brisbane-based advisory firm says Australia is facing an eight-speed economy as an avalanche of conflicting forces converge to create an unprecedented air of...

A comparison of Coalition & ALP small business policies

Today the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) has released comparison findings on the policies proposed by the Coalition and the Australian Labor...

Aussie SME confidence falls on fears of slowing economy

The March Quarter 2019 Sensis Business Index, released Tuesday 7 May 2019, reveals Australian small and medium business (SMB) confidence fell significantly across the...

Westpac H1 profit falls 22% to $3.296b

Westpac chief executive Brian Hartzer says the bank's first-half results are disappointing. Westpac has held its interim dividend despite the cost of refunding customers helping...

NSW economy retains pole position

Consistent strength across the board sees NSW retain pole position according to CommSec’s latest State of the States report released today. Of the key economic...

Morrison: Interest rate cut up to RBA

Prime Minister Scott Morrison won't be drawn on a possible interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank, saying any reduction is a decision for...

How to navigate a tough economy

Ask any established business owner/manager if they have a marketing budget and you will hear a resounding “Yes”. It’s an essential part of their...

Let’s Talk: The big 4 banks

This week we hear from two leaders on the big 4 banks, discussing whether they are becoming redundant to small business. It is becoming increasingly...

Federal Election is no Easter treat for Australia’s small business community

Australia’s small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are bracing for a double whammy of disruption from the back-to-back Easter/Anzac Day public holidays coupled with a...

Let’s Talk: Federal budget

The 2019 federal budget was revealed last week, with many changes indicated for small business, and so we asked leaders in the SME world...

CEO of MYOB commends budget as long as action is taken

We like what we see, but turn words into action to benefit small business MYOB commends the Federal Government for returning the budget to...

Federal budget 2019: A summary for SMEs

The budget, which was revealed at 7:30pm yesterday, sees an increase in the instant asset write-off threshold to $30,000, lower tax rates and an...