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Female founders deem Budget ‘A step forward, but more to be done’

Whilst largely satisfied with the way the Budget has catered for women, female founders are saying there is room to create greater...

Opinion: Empty retail spaces should be the workplaces of the future

Guest authored by Brooke Jamieson, Head of Experiences at smart spaces platform PlaceOS. The pandemic has accelerated two ongoing...

NSW Small Business Month launches today

The fourth annual NSW Small Business Month has now launched, providing hundreds of free and low-cost activities across NSW and a chance...

How COVID-19 has impacted female entrepreneurs

The number one concern for female entrepreneurs prior to COVID-19 was funding, but now it’s simply business survival, reports a new international...

Government announces ‘most significant reforms’ to insolvency laws for small businesses

The Federal Government has announced new insolvency rules that will allow small businesses to stay afloat whilst restructuring debts. This new insolvency...

Why is Australia seeing fewer female CEOs?

Fewer women are running the country’s top 200 ASX-listed companies in 2020 compared to the last four years, according to the Chief...

Facebook offers $100 million to small businesses

 Facebook’s Small Business Grants Programme is offering USD $100 million in cash grants and ad credits to small businesses.

Businesses call Victoria’s $3bn support package “a band-aid solution”

The Victorian Government's plans to release a $3 billion support package to businesses has been met with apprehension from business owners.

How to manage a rebrand in the midst of COVID-19

Rebranding can be difficult at the best of times. Companies fear losing recognition, customer retention and brand loyalty. With this in mind,...

Meet the two blokes dominating the skincare game

From working in a fish and chip shop to owning a global award-winning skincare company, these two high school mates are on...

Melbourne pub owners provide meals for stood down employees

Melbourne hospitality businesses are banding together to create a service which provides food to their workers who are doing it tough. 

Broken Victorian businesses should be spared closure costs: Ombudsman

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called on the Victorian Government to cover the costs associated with...

SMEs to receive 6 more months of rent relief

Tenants who received rent relief under the COVID-19 mandatory code of conduct will continue to receive concessions for at least six months after October...

IR flexibility: Should the COVID-19 changes become permanent?

Industrial relations changes have been critical in helping small business employers keep their doors open and staff on their payroll throughout the pandemic. The flexibilities...

6 out of 10 Australian SMEs report losses up to 75 per cent

Business Australia reported that 6 out of 10 Australian SMEs reported sales losses up to 75 per cent this year. Only 18 per cent...

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment offered to Victorian workers living in NSW or SA

People who live in New South Wales and South Australia but work in Victoria are now eligible for a $1,500 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment...

Daniel Andrews to unveil roadmap to “COVID-normal” this Sunday

Premier Daniel Andrews will release his reopening roadmap for Victoria this Sunday, September 6th. In a statement released today, the Victorian Government has said they...

SMEs expecting salaries to be frozen for the next 12 months

47 per cent of small to medium enterprises expect salary increases to be frozen for at least 12 months, according to a new study...

From studying history at Cambridge to studying the future at Airtree Ventures: Interview with Jackie Vullinghs

Jackie Vullinghs is a Principal at Airtree Ventures who invests in areas such as health, fintech, cybersecurity and AI. She studied history at Cambridge...

Small business recovery grants closing soon

NSW small businesses have less than a week left to apply for the Small Business Recovery Grant. The Grant was opened up to small businesses who employ less than...