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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...

SMEs’ wish list for federal budget revealed 

With the federal budget announcement later today and an election on the horizon, a national survey reveals clear expectations of what the government should prioritise for the small...

Pre-budget commentary from Sam Allert, Reckon Group CEO

Sam Allert, Reckon Group CEO, shares his thoughts on the impacts of the expected federal budget announcement this evening.  General Outlook "Our survey uncovered that 65 per cent of...

What Aussie Shoppers Want: Understanding the ‘Three C’s’

Australians have long been considered a traditional group and for good reason. Neighbours recently entered its 35th TV season and the Tim Tam is still...

How has the Eurozone debt crisis affected the US?

The Eurozone debt crisis seems as though it is a small financial and economic implosion on the European continent. However, a ripple experienced in Europe...

Vic to boost gig economy worker rights

Protections for gig workers are set for a boost.

How market volatility affects small business

It's far from a secret that macroeconomic trends can have a major impact on small businesses. Among the trends that typically has the greatest...

‘Digital by default’ millennials are the most optimistic SME owners, NAB whitepaper shows

Amongst Australia’s SME owners, millennials are not only more optimistic about the future, they are also more likely to expand their business in the...

How will the economy Impact SMEs in 2017?

September 2016 was a mixed month for the Australian economy, and one that brought both incredible milestones and sudden, unexpected troughs. To begin with,...

Nearly 1 in 2 SMEs lack confidence in the Government to address relevant issues

The SME community is divided when it comes to confidence in the Turnbull Government to address the relevant issues, according to research from a...

SMB confidence climbs to a five year high

Small and medium business (SMB) confidence has risen to a five-year high, largely due to an improved economic outlook, according to the latest Sensis...

Three in four business owners believe the Coalition’s SME policies won’t pass: MYOB

While a majority of business owners are pleased with the return of the Turnbull Government, only one in four (27%) are confident the SME...

Business after Brexit: what can your SME do?

The UK’s decision to exit the European Union is causing market instability and while much of the focus has been on the valuation of ASX200 companies, SMEs...

SME dissatisfaction with fed govt support increases: MYOB Business Monitor survey

The current federal government is more popular amongst SMEs than its predecessor but an increasing number of business owners are dissatisfied with the Coalition’s support,...