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Small business the clear winner in 2016-17 budget

With just nine weeks to go until the federal election, this year's budget announcement wasn't the free-for-all that the electorate came accustomed to in...

MYOB: Rates Treasurer 9/10 for supporting Australia’s SMEs

MYOB has rated the Federal Government’s 2016 Budget a 9/10 for its positive impact on Australian Small and Medium sized businesses – saying the initiatives...

What does the year ahead hold for Australian SME exporters?

After a year in which the world economy experienced heightened volatility and global growth slowed, there has been a positive shift in opportunities ahead...

Driven by Australia’s tech entrepreneurs and investors: The resources boom makes way for the technology boom

Yes – the Australian government has recently launched the National Innovation and Science Agenda which aims to cultivate Australia’s newest economic pillar: Technology and...

Export opportunities await in South Korea for SMEs

South Korea is one of Australia’s closest economic and trading partners, and with its high-income economy, there is a strong market for Australia’s high...

The need to be shrewd in the property boom: How one FinTech business ensures buyers secure the best mortgage deal

It’s said that buying a property is one of the most stressful life events. Further, mortgage lender incompetence, bank and finance problems are in...

The effects test: What are the effects?

Today, over 20 small business association leaders are convening at Parliament House to make their case for the adoption of the hotly debated effects test...

StartupAUS outlines Federal policy priorities to improve start-up scene and strengthen economy

Australia’s national peak advocacy group for technology entrepreneurship, StartupAUS, has outlined its Federal policy priorities to improve capital and talent for Australian startups and...

Businesses more confident under Turnbull’s leadership

A survey of over 1,200 businesses across Australia has revealed that 45 per cent of businesses are more confident under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s...

Boom or bust? A review of Australia’s burgeoning digital economy and businesses

If figures from Deloitte are to be believed, Australia’s digital economy is booming – with the advisory firm valuing it at $AUD79 billion. Another report...

Businesses flock to Australian Made branding

According to Australian Made Campaign an increasing number of Australian businesses are registering for certification schemes to demonstrate quality, safety and ethical values. Australian Made...

Tech leaders and start ups excited by Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister

Tech leaders have expressed new found enthusiasm and excitement following Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment to Prime Minister this week. As a founding director of Australia’s first internet...

This is not the “Rudd-Gillard-Rudd” government

“We need to have in this country — and we will have now — an economic vision, a leadership that explains the great challenges...

Retail growth up but not cause for complacency

Retail sales are up by 4.7% over the year to June 2015 according to the latest edition of the Deloitte Access Economics’ Retail Forecasts...

Calls for certainty on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said the Labor Party needs to declare its support for the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA)...

Construction industry shows August expansion

After declining or remaining stable for 9 months, Australia’s construction industry expanded during the month of August. The Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian...

RBA leaves cash rate unchanged for September

The Reserve Bank of Australia has left the cash rate unchanged at 2 per cent for September. This will be the fourth consecutive month...

$20,000 Tax break: Putting small business “front and centre”

Three months after the 2015 Budget announced a $20,000 tax break to small businesses, Tim Reed, CEO of MYOB, provider of business management solutions,...

NSW Business Chamber takes steps to drive Australian innovation

In a movement to help drive Australia’s innovation agenda, the NSW Business Chamber has established the Industry Research Collaboration Advisory Alliance. The NSW Business Chamber...

Growth of Australian exporters inhibited by financing constraints

Access to finance continues to challenge the growth of Australia’s internationally-active businesses according a new survey commissioned by the Export Council of Australia and...