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What the US election could mean for Australian businesses

With under a week until the 2020 US Presidential elections on Tuesday, 3 November, economists and investors are looking to predict the...

Six Steps to Creating a Digital Transformation Strategy

It’s a challenge that’s been discussed in boardrooms for years: how to harness evolving technologies to transform and improve the way a...

$3.17 billion in revenue lost annually due to poor online customer service

Businesses must invest in their online customer service as COVID-19 has driven up consumer demand for more virtual support.

Australia’s fastest-growing startup raises US$10.7million in Series A

Linktree, the trusted tech platform that connects audiences to a user’s entire online ecosystem, has raised US$10.7 million in Series A funding,...

Australians have little trust in Artificial intelligence, new study shows

A new study has shown that Australians are generally unwilling to sign off on wide-spread use of Artificial intelligence (AI), with less...

ASIC’s 2021 regulatory agenda: Consumer-centric DDO and responsible lending

Earlier this week, ASIC Commissioner Sean Hughes outlined ASIC’s expectation that issuers and distributors of financial products adopt a “consumer-centric” approach when...

Accelerated commercialisation grants available to small businesses

The NSW Government is joining forces with Innovation District Partners, including the Australian Catholic University (ACU), to identify innovative businesses for grants...

Melbourne retail and hospitality to reopen within days

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced all retail and hospitality businesses in Melbourne can reopen within days, after the state recorded no...

Debunking Open Banking to democratise financial services

Open Banking is here. It’s not scary, and it could save you money. I asked my 72-year-old Dad what...

Digital Skills Organisation appoints new CEO after Budget announcement

The Digital Skills Organisation (DSO) has announced the appointment of Patrick Kidd, as its Chief Executive Officer, off the back of the...

‘A shattering blow’: Melbourne businesses to remain closed

Daniel Andrews has announced a “cautious pause” on the easing restrictions for Melbourne businesses, triggering negative backlash from the business sector frustrated...

Tech creators describe Prime Minister’s digital strategy as ‘paradoxical’

The Prime Minister has encouraged businesses to “be the best at adopting” technology but has cautioned against becoming “one big Silicon Valley.”...

Small businesses to be disproportionately impacted by reduced exports to China

Small Australian businesses will be hurt the most if trade relations between China and Australia falter. While large companies...

How focusing on a unique part of the problem led to 13,361 per cent growth: With You With Me

With You With Me (WYWM) is a workforce technology platform that helps upskill veterans through training, education and recruitment. In 2019, WYWM...

Business revenues are stabilising, potentially pointing to future insolvencies

Fewer businesses reported a revenue decrease in October compared to July, showing that businesses are stabilising as the economy recovers from the...

Rural small businesses given boost through PayPal and Buy From the Bush ecommerce platform

Paypal and Buy From the Bush (BFTB) have launched an online marketplace for rural small businesses to expand their reach through ecommerce.

Chinese economy first to grow after COVID-19, exports increase for first time

China is the world’s first major economy to grow after COVID-19, after reporting a positive GDP for Quarter 3. The latest economic...

Instant asset write-off incentive an opportunity for SMEs to digitise

With the 2020 Federal Budget bringing news of a new instant asset write-off measure for Australian small businesses, SMEs are being urged...

Business Ethics: Why it’s time to do business “for better”

As the public looks to businesses for the stability and guidance that many international organisations, governments and political institutions have failed to...

What the increased R&D Tax Incentive means for businesses

Many stakeholders in the Start-up and Innovation Funding sector were delighted to see the Morrison Government enhance the value of the R&D...