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Is your small business eligible for $20-100k in cash flow boosts from the ATO?

Temporary cash flow boosts will support small and medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations during the economic downturn associated with COVID-19. Eligible businesses and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations who employ staff will receive between $20,000 to $100,000 in cash flow boost amounts by lodging their activity statements up to the month or quarter of September 2020. The

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$20 million fund supporting regional SMB recover in SA

Wineries, boutique accommodation, a distillery expansion, a Far North micro-brewery and a houseboat build are among the latest tourism projects to benefit from the Marshall Liberal Government’s regional stimulus program. A further 12 new regional tourism development projects have been granted funding under the South Australian Tourism Commission’s Tourism Industry Development Fund (TIDF). This brings

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How to keep customers happy in the ‘new normal’

Now that customers have more choice than ever, providing excellent customer service could be the key factor that makes your business stand out from the competition. To build customer loyalty it’s essential to align your business strategies with a customer-centric vision. According to a recent KPMG Customer Experience Excellence report, personalisation is what customers really

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Predictions for the wine industry in 2021

If you go back 12 months, it is unlikely that any of the predictions for the year ahead would have fully outlined what 2020 brought to us. With the global market now changed, and adapting or pivoting its way through the global pandemic some of the patterns from 2020 and before can still be used

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4 Steps for turning your business idea into a career

If you’re working full-time but are considering starting a business, here are our top four tips to help you make the transition. Step one: Do your research It’s surprising how often we meet clients who are planning to start businesses in industries in which they have no previous experience. But before you take the leap,

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QLD extends takeaway liquor exemptions to support SMB recovery until April 2021

Queensland’s liquor licensees will continue to benefit from takeaway liquor sales with the Palaszczuk Government extending its support for small businesses during COVID-19. Attorney General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman said under the Queensland Government’s Emergency Response to COVID-19, the Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming had authorised an extension for certain licensees to sell

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Andrews announces $500k in funding for regional VIC startups

The Andrews Labor Government has announced almost $500,000 in funding to support the creation and growth of startups in regional Victoria. “This investment will enable the next generation of regional entrepreneurs to have a go at getting their big idea off the ground,” says Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford.

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