Day: 17 November 2021

Queensland small businesses divided on business conditions returning

CCIQ Policy and Advocacy General Manager Amanda Rohan said businesses across the state had endured close to two years of COVID economic conditions and Far North businesses were banking on the next 12 months to help them recover some of the losses. Far North Queensland businesses are the least confident in the state the December quarter …

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Pandemic population shifts transforming rural small business opportunities

As the country emerges from its various lockdowns, Australians are taking stock of the landscape on the other side. Call it a treechange, call it a search for opportunity… whatever the reason, many Australians are swapping the city for a rural idyll. Regional Australia Institute CEO Liz Ritchie discusses the implications and opportunities of this …

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Top 3 professional service trends for 2021

As we emerge from the upheaval, embracing an ‘anywhere operations’ model will be a vital component for business success, according to Gartner’s  Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021. This digital-first, remote-first model “allows for business to be accessed, delivered and enabled anywhere – where customers, employers and business partners operate in physically remote environments”, the report …

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SMBs getting easier, faster and cheaper interactions with government services

The Andrews Labor Government is helping businesses create jobs, save money and cut paperwork with its Regulation Reform Incentive Fund (RRIF), which will provide Victorians easier, faster and cheaper interactions with government services. “This regulation reform is about helping businesses thrive across Victoria. We’re ensuring Victorians have fast and easy access to government services that save …

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3 Current Australian small business trends

The recent Intuit Quickbooks Back to Business research reveals small businesses across the country are hopeful about the future. The research was commissioned and funded by Intuit Quickbooks Australia, and conducted by YouGov Plc: Health over wealth Mandating vaccines and supporting the vaccination efforts is the number one government requirement according to Australian small businesses, …

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SMBs next six-months: 2/5 recruitment concerns but 81% confident of returning to pre-Covid operations

As the nation looks towards borders reopening and exceeding vaccine targets, the Intuit Quickbooks Back to Business research reveals small businesses across the country are hopeful about the future, with 81 per cent reporting a level of confidence that they will be operating at pre-pandemic levels within the next six months. 81 per cent of …

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