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  • December 6 2019 Sydney event marks Top10 Dynamic Entrepreneur awards

    Dynamic Business and Elmo Cloud HR & Payroll hosted the Top10 Dynamic Entrepreneurs luncheon in Sydney last Thursday. The Top10 Dynamic Entrepreneurs celebrates and recognises the hard-working, driven and passionate entrepreneurs in the Australian small business community. We know from our Friday entrepreneur features that a lot of the time, entrepreneurial work goes unnoticed in this Read More…

  • December 5 2019 Supplement products will be impacted by new stricter regulations

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration has proposed major changes for the Australian supplement industry in 2020, which may see popular sports supplement products become unavailable in the Australian market. Bulk Nutrients, a major Australian sports supplement company, estimates that 90 per cent of the international and Australian owned sports supplements currently sold in the Australian market Read More…

  • December 3 2019 RBA holds cash rate at record low 0.75%

    The decision of the Reserve Bank of Australia today has been to hold the cash rate at a record low 0.75 per cent, as widely expected by economists. The board decision will allow Christmas and New Year spending activity to filter through before the central bank’s board considers the possibility of a cut to 0.5 per Read More…

  • December 3 2019 High growth SMEs to get a boost from Business Growth Fund

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, says high growth small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) will get the boost they need, with the big four banks backing the $520 million Australian Business Growth Fund. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has confirmed ANZ, CBA, NAB and Westpac will each commit $100 million to the fund, Read More…

  • December 2 2019 Cash rate set to hold at 0.75% until Feb

    The economy may be in need of festive cheer but the Reserve Bank board is not expected to lower the cash rate from its current record low 0.75 per cent until after the holiday season. The Reserve Bank board is expected to hold the cash rate at a record low 0.75 per cent this week Read More…

  • November 27 2019 Small business growth fund backed by the big four

    The big four banks – Westpac, CommonWealth, NAB and ANZ – are each participating in the federal government’s new small business growth fund. The fund is being established in order to address the need of Australian small businesses for cash in order to scale and expand, avoiding the very real potential of going further into Read More…

  • November 26 2019 Westpac loses $6.4 billion in value since scandal

    Approximately $6.4 billion has been wiped from Westpac’s value since it was ensnared in a money laundering and child exploitation scandal. Westpac says it will update investors “in coming days” over how its money laundering and child-exploitation scandal occurred and what it is doing to make sure it never happens again. Chairman Lindsay Maxsted said the board Read More…

  • November 25 2019 WeWork to lay off 2400 employees

    WeWork is laying off about 2,400 employees, almost 20 per cent of its workforce, as the office-sharing company seeks to drastically cut costs after it transformed from a Wall Street darling into a pariah in a matter of weeks. The long-anticipated layoffs are the biggest move yet by Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp – Read More…

  • November 21 2019 Small business support for Federal Government falls as confidence in economy falls

    The Sensis Business Index shows more than a quarter (26%) of Australian small and medium businesses (SMBs) believe Federal Government policies are working against them. SMB confidence in the Australian economy has nosedived since Q1 2018, with 48% now believing it is at a standstill and 39% believing it is actively slowing. Thirty five percent Read More…

  • November 19 2019 ‘Disappointing’: Women still earning less

    Australia’s gender equality watchdog has dubbed the latest annual pay gap score card as ‘disappointing’ with only small changes. New pay data for the private sector has been dubbed “disappointing” by the director of Australia’s gender equality watchdog. Men in the private sector were still taking home more per year than women workmates, according to Read More…

  • November 18 2019 Two month ATO deferral for bushfire victims in NSW and QLD

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) today announced that it will grant a two month lodgment and payment deferral to taxpayers impacted by the recent catastrophic bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland. Acting Deputy Commissioner Andrew Watson said that people affected by the fires should focus on getting their other affairs in order and not Read More…

  • November 14 2019 NSW bushfires: What are employee entitlements during catastrophic events?

    Catastrophic weather conditions including extreme heat, strong winds, and low humidity are forecasted for Sydney and its surrounding regions today – the first time the NSW Rural Fire Service has issued the maximum level of warning in ten years. While Australia can experience a variety of natural disasters and wild weather conditions, such as floods, Read More…

  • November 12 2019 CEOs wary about business expectations

    The confidence business leaders felt after the federal election seems to be fading away, as a new report shows bosses are losing faith that growth will pick up. A business leaders confidence index survey carried out by The Executive Connection shows a decline in expected economic growth, current perceptions of economic performance and overall business Read More…

  • November 11 2019 National labour hire program giving businesses the opportunity to hire people with disabilities

    In the lead up to the Christmas rush, many small to medium businesses will be looking for additional short-term labour to meet the extra demands placed on them. Now, with the launch of an innovative new employment program for people with disabilities, they can improve their bottom line while making a difference to someone deserving. Read More…

  • November 8 2019 Deadline for government departments to pay their bills “game-changer” for small businesses

    Commonwealth agencies will start paying suppliers within five days from next year, or face interest on late payments, as long as they use electronic invoicing. Faster payments to suppliers from commonwealth agencies will be a “game-changer” for the small firms involved, says small business ombudsman Kate Carnell. From January 1st, federal government agencies will start Read More…