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Digitisation is the key to small business success post JobKeeper

The year-long wage subsidy supported over one million Australian businesses and carried many that otherwise would have closed during the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020. As early as November last year, research by the Reserve Bank of Australia showed the temporary payment had already helped to reduce total job losses by at least 700,000. Will the end of

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Disaster support for businesses affected by Cyclone Seroja

Tropical Cyclone Seroja is creating challenging conditions across parts of Western Australia and many small business owners have been impacted by the situation. To support you during this challenging time, there are a range of free business support services available that you can access. Business support in your local area Our Business Local service provider RSM is

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Small businesses encouraged to speak up during independent review of ASBFEO

The Morrison Government is encouraging small and family businesses to have their say in the independent review of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman. Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, Stuart Robert, said the review is considering how effectively and efficiently the Ombudsman has provided assistance and advocacy for Australian

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Female TAFE enrolment soaring, says Minister for Employment and Small Business

TAFE Queensland is helping more women across the state unlock new careers. That includes breaking the barriers into traditionally male dominated industries. Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer said the number of women enrolled in TAFE and then obtaining their qualifications is increasing. “During COVID-19 we

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5 tips to get your brick and mortar store thriving online

If the pandemic proved anything to us, it’s that a business that can be run online is always going to have its place in the world. As more consumers embrace convenience, opening an online store to enable loyal customers to complete their shopping from the comfort of home is becoming essential writes Yoko Inoue, founder of

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How to manage your wellbeing as a small business owner

Running a small business is no easy feat. Research indicates that issues of mental health are more likely to occur among small business owners than other members of the workforce. When you’re juggling long working hours, trying to maintain personal relationships, managing your cash flow and dealing with isolation if you’re working on your own

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