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Day: January 7, 2021

JobMaker Hiring Credit – what it is and who can apply?

The Australian Government has introduced the JobMaker Hiring Credit. The payment provides an incentive for employers to hire young job seekers, by delivering a payment to employers to help support the new employee’s wage costs. Eligible employers can receive the payment for up to 12 months (between 7 October 2020 to 6 October 2021) for …

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Borrowing from family to start your business?

The costs of starting a business can really add up. You might need to think about registering business names or setting up a company – and that’s before you even start buying stock, renting premises, obtaining insurance or perhaps get set up to work from home. You also need to consider the costs of a website, branding …

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The recipe to success for a food-based small businesses

Whether you’re making Australia’s best wedding cakes or whipping up curries for big crowds, there’s nothing like freshly-made food to draw a crowd. If you’re a talented cook, your MasterChef skills could be the gateway to starting a business. You could even have the opportunity to work from home. Before you start to make money …

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Start 2021 by managing risks in your business

What would you do if your business was flooded, or ravaged by fire destroying equipment, vehicles, computers and furniture? Would you be able to continue working while your office, factory or farm was repaired or restored? What if you were injured in an accident? Could your staff continue without you? What if your internet went …

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Despite unprecedented year, small business sector ended 2020 with positive signs

On a national and local front, there are strong signs of economic and business recovery as we head towards the end of a challenging year. Two publications released over the past month report very positive signs of recovery for our small business sector in Australia. On a national level, the Small Business Counts report was released by …

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Kick off the New Year with your SMB’s best foot forward

2020 has certainly been a challlenging year and many of us will be looking forward to a fresh start in the 2021. As you prepare for a new year in small business, it’s important to take stock of your achievements during the past 12 months and to set your business goals. These goals should be SMART …

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JobKeeper and JobSeeker: new phase details

The second extension to JobKeeper payments will come into effect on 4 January 2020 and the JobSeeker COVID supplement will also change in the new year. Here’s what you need to know. Last updated: 21 December 2020 In July 2020, the Australian Government announced an extension of and changes to the JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments designed to …

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Six steps of the 2021 Economic Recovery Plan from the Treasury

As 2021 begins, the Morrison Government continues to deliver on its Economic Recovery Plan, building back from the COVID-19 crisis by securing Australian jobs and keeping businesses in business. From 1 January 2021, a number of new measures come into effect across government including: The most significant changes to Australia’s insolvency framework in 30 years, reducing …

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Covid-relief cash grants for 6,300 SMBs in SA in the last 7 weeks

More than 6,300 small businesses and not-for-profits still hard-hit by COVID-19 have received $58.4 million in cash grants in the past 7 weeks as part of the Marshall Government’s sweeping economic stimulus to help protect local jobs. The small businesses supported by the second round of $10,000 cash grants range from florists, cafes, restaurants and …

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