Day: 17 January 2022

5 Surprising ways business ownership differs from employment

If you have never ventured into the world of business ownership before, you may be wondering how different it will be from being employed by someone else. We put together some details on how owning your own business can be a different experience from being someone else’s employee. Flexibility No matter how adaptable your employer …

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Funding extended for free small business mental health services in 2022

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to renew funding for a critical mental health program tailored to small business owners. Acting Minister for Small and Family Business Anne Ruston announced today that an additional $4.6 million in funding will ensure Beyond Blue’s New Access for …

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Everyone’s a critic; why customers should refrain from negative reviewing short-staffed SMEs

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson is urging people to refrain from posting negative online reviews, as short-staffed small businesses struggle to stay open. Mr Billson says many small businesses are working hard to keep their doors open and their employees and customers safe, as we learn to live with Covid. …

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Rent relief extended for small business owners

Small business owners can now seek rent relief until 13 March 2022. Small businesses affected by COVID-19 will be able to seek rent relief until 13 March 2022. The Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2022 rent relief provisions will continue for eligible businesses with a turnover of less than $5 million. The regulations …

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Top 4 reasons your small business is losing potential B2B leads

As part of the 2021 SavvySME B2B Jobs Report, which analyses the relationship small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have with B2B sellers, SMEs were asked,  “Why have you lost interest in partnering with a potential B2B seller?” And, the top four answers unsuspectedly had nothing to do with pricing. 63.9% of respondents lost interest in …

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