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Small Business
  • October 15 2019 8 things you should know if you own or manage a retail business

    Small business retailers have certain responsibilities when it comes to serving their customers. We want to get down to the facts of what these responsibilities are – mainly in terms of returns, replacements and refunds – which can be a big part of your customer base returning and ultimately, your profitability.  Perhaps what we have Read More…

  • October 14 2019 Service NSW celebrates milestone of helping 5000 small business owners

    New figures released today show 5000 small business owners have received help from Service NSW’s one-stop shop Business Concierge service. Service NSW for Business Executive Director Bridget Barrett said the service is all about helping people start, grow or run their small business, potentially saving them time and money. “Service NSW has become more than Read More…

  • October 2 2019 Nearly half of small business employees have problems with their pay

    Recent Xero research has revealed that payday problems are widespread across Australia. 29 percent of small business employees have been paid late  43 percent of Australian workers have had mistakes in their pay, increasing to 49 percent for small business employees 45 percent have missed paying bills and mortgage repayments as a result of being paid late  Read More…

  • October 2 2019 Small family business? Here’s how you can stop throwing time down the drain!

    Small business owners channel an incredible amount of time and energy into their work. But no matter how much hard work you’re doing, if you don’t know how to cut down on those repetitive time-wasting tasks, it can often feel like you’re chasing your own tail. Many owners are selling themselves short by not thinking Read More…

  • September 30 2019 The big mistakes small businesses are making right now: Interview with Trent Innes, Xero MD

    Dynamic Business attended Xerocon in Brisbane earlier in the month, and spoke with Trent Innes, Managing Director of Xero Australia about the problems small businesses are facing right now. Xero regularly release small business data insights that shed light on the SME community and the real-time issues. We wanted to ask first-hand what’s happening on Read More…

  • September 26 2019 Vegan demand ensures fast-food chain Lord of the Fries continues to grow

    Veganism is on the rise… and it’s a big business. It’s not just vegan companies such as Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat (recently listed on NASDAQ) which are servicing the growing demand. Fast food heavyweights such as McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King and Hungry Jacks have also weighed in, launching or planning to launch specific vegan menu Read More…

  • September 25 2019 Proactive approach to mental health challenging for small business

    More than two thirds (67%) of small businesses have not discussed mental health days, according to fresh data from MYOB. The finding, from a survey conducted with 757 Australian small business operators, is compounded by the fact that just half (52%) of respondents said they feel able to address mental health issues affecting their staff. Read More…

  • September 23 2019 Small businesses reminded to get Single Touch Payroll ready

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has reminded small businesses they have until 30 September to adopt Single Touch Payroll (STP). Small businesses with 19 employees or less are required to make the transition to STP by the deadline in two weeks. STP became mandatory for small employers on 1 July Read More…

  • September 19 2019 Expansion: Four crucial tick boxes for successful SMB growth

    Managers need to be prepared for the extra work and responsibilities that accompany growing business, and put into place the right strategies and mindset to facilitate positive and successful growth, according to SAP Concur. Fabian Calle, General Manager, SMB and Nationals, ANZ, SAP Concur, said, “SMBs looking to expand need the right tools, plans, and Read More…

  • September 12 2019 How small businesses can ensure an uninterrupted supply chain

    Forming healthy and efficient supply chain relationships is as important for small and medium businesses (SMBs) as it is for large enterprises, and small businesses are taking up emerging and automated technologies to ensure supply chain hygiene and an uninterrupted supply chain process. Relationships Maintaining and nurturing relationships with suppliers is critical, with on-time and Read More…

  • September 9 2019 Why SMEs should be using SMS to boost their marketing strategy

    With so many people being ‘connected’ everywhere they go, there’s never been more opportunity for businesses to get their marketing communications in the hands of target customers – literally. Whilst technology has opened up an array of new marketing channels, the well-established medium of SMS is showing great ROI in terms of open rates and Read More…

  • September 4 2019 Invest in tech if you want to grow your business: Xero data insights

    Xero data insights links Australian small business growth to technology spend.  Call for small business to take a ‘first mover’ advantage to quickly adopt new technologies Warnings to avoid a digital divide between big and small business in Australia  Xero, the global small business platform, has today released new data from Xero Small Business Insights Read More…

  • September 2 2019 SMEs will face massive shake-up in the next decade

    The Australian small business sector is facing a major shake-up over the coming decade, with the highest proportion of small business owners aged between 45 and 59 years. That’s according to the Small Business Counts report released at the COSBOA National Small Business Summit today by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Read More…

  • August 30 2019 Westpac Small Business Report reveals biggest barriers for small businesses

    The most recent Westpac Small Business Report shows there is an expectation from small business that the economy is likely to improve, but questions remain over when. This is a good time for small businesses to look for growth opportunities and consider how they can take advantage of the better days to come. To achieve Read More…

  • August 29 2019 48% of SMBs say recruiting is a challenge

    Despite the collective strength and importance of small to medium sized businesses in Australia, it seems they can face serious stumbling blocks when it comes to attracting, hiring and retaining staff. A report released by Indeed highlights that 48% of SMBs say recruiting is a challenge and 40% believe it is harder to recruit today Read More…