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Australian SMEs concerned about impending recession

Australian SMEs are concerned about the impending recession, with business confidence plummeting to new lows, according to the ‘Canary in the Coal Mine’ report...

Senators urged to pass equity bill that could see SMEs flourish

Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), urged senators to pass the Australian Business Growth Fund Bill on Wednesday. Ms. Carnell...

The power of podcasts for SMEs

It’s no secret – audio is on the rise with more Australians listening to podcasts than ever. In 2018 local audiences grew by 22%,...

How can SMEs meet Australia’s growing challenges?

By Anna Crabb, General Manager of B Lab Australia & New Zealand “Australia is at risk of falling into a slow decline if no action...

Why document management is critical for small business growth

Byline: Scott Crosby, CEO, Upstream The merit in going paperless for small and medium businesses (SMBs) is clear: digitally stored documents, information, and files save businesses...

How SMEs can turn tax time into an opportunity to grow

Many small business owners see the end of the financial year (EOFY) as a busy time during which they need to prepare tax returns...

How SMEs can avoid common financial pitfalls by managing cash flow

Setting up a small business can be an exciting yet daunting experience. By the time you actually launch your business you have likely experienced...

Ombudsman supports Business Growth Fund for high growth SMEs

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Kate Carnell today welcomed the announcement of an Australian Business Growth Fund, a recommendation in...

Banks rejecting SMEs for finance

The challenge of securing bank finance is seeing a growing number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) turn to online lenders. One in four...

Aussie start up founders react to the budget

These Aussie start up founders share their thoughts on the Federal Budget reveal earlier this week, giving us an insight into how SMEs are...

World’s 2nd and 3rd largest economies commit to carbon neutrality, pouring investment into renewable energy

The world’s second and third largest economies, China and Japan, have both pledged to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions, heralding an economic era...

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...

$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.

Let’s Talk: Diversity

Diversity in the workplace is not only a pressing social concern, but is intrinsically tied to your business model. Having policies that...

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...

Meet the Australian founder using drones to plant thousands of trees a day

Dr Susan Graham is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Dendra Systems, an environmental restoration company founded in 2014. Based in...

‘The beating heart of communities’: Why small businesses are culturally essential

A new study has been released highlighting the essential role small businesses play in shaping communities, with Australian consumers revealing their affection...