Day: 14 July 2021

2025 National sustainable packaging targets: steps your business can take

Businesses around Australia are moving over to more sustainable packaging to meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets. Here’s how you can too. As we all transition to more environmentally friendly practices in our daily lives, Australians expect the brands we’re buying to be doing their part too. The evidence is clear: sustainable packaging reduces landfill, improves …

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7 Steps for starting a startup

Lately, several of my close friends have decided to start a new business. In turn, I have been helping them figure out their product and go-to-market strategies. That made me document my learnings on how to start a new startup company or small business, irrespective of the vertical and industry. While there are exceptions to …

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Over a quarter of businesses faced staff shortages in June: trend expected to increase

In June, 19% of employing businesses reported that they did not have enough employees based on current operations, compared to 12% in March 2021 and 15% in December 2020. Businesses in Construction (29%) and Retail trade (27%) were the most likely to report staff shortages. Staff shortages Key Statistics In June, 27% of businesses reported …

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What to do if unwanted or uncollected goods are left on your business premises

As a business owner, there might be times when you have uncollected goods from your customers sitting on your premises. This might include furniture or equipment left behind in a space, or something your customer never came back to collect, such as a watch or even a car left for repairs which turned out to …

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NSW’s $5.1 billion business support package explained

The Australian and NSW Governments today announced a major economic support package aimed at supporting businesses and individuals through the current COVID-19 lockdown. The commitment of $5.1 billion includes more than $1 billion from the Commonwealth. Key components of the 2021 COVID-19 package for businesses include: An extension to the previously announced business grants program. …

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Sydney businesses brace for at least two more weeks of lockdown

The NSW Government has extended current stay-home orders for all people in Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour and regional NSW, for at least another two weeks, from 6pm on Saturday 26 June until 11:59pm on Friday, 30 July. Lockdown has been extended in Greater Sydney in accordance with health …

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