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Mental health program aims to save the lives and livelihoods of SMB owners

A recent study commissioned by the Federal Department of Industry, Science, Energy, and Resources, reports that nearly 1 in 3 SME owners had experienced stress, depression, or anxiety in the past 12 months. Deakin Business School’s Counting on U program is providing free training in mental health first aid for business advisers to small business. 

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Business restriction details for Melbourne’s lockdown easing

Victoria’s Acting Premier James Merlino has confirmed Melbourne will come out of its fourth lockdown at 11.59pm on Thursday 10 June, and also outlined the restrictions that will be in place. Merlino said metropolitan Melbourne will move to almost the same settings currently in place across regional Victoria, and regional Victoria will move towards further

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Need free legal assistance as an employer?

Do you need professional advice about an employee dismissal, general protections or workplace bullying? The Workplace Advice Service may be able to connect you to free legal advice. Find out how the Workplace Advice Service can help your business. How does the Workplace Advice Service work? The Workplace Advice Service offers free legal advice nation-wide

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Top reasons to expand your SMB to Asia in 2021

Asia is home to over 4.5 billion people, making it the most populous continent on Earth with approximately 2/3 of the world’s population living there. In the last decades, it has experienced a tremendous technological boom, and the economies there are relatively stable. GDP growth in many of the region’s economies outstrips the ones from

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The 23 most profitable small business ideas for 2021

With the rise of technology, many of these most profitable businesses fall under the realm of online business ideas—but not all of them. You’ll also find ideas that fall within the realm of childcare, others that correspond more to B2B services, and some that suit entrepreneurs who are looking to be on the move with their

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How to avoid small business tax time errors

Small businesses rely on your professional assistance. Your advice to clients throughout tax time is vital to avoid common errors. When talking to your clients, highlight the benefits of regular contact with you and remind them to let you know when their circumstances change to avoid mistakes. The most common errors small businesses make when

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How to be a successful COVID-preneur as the pandemic winds down

Thinking of starting a business as COVID restrictions ease up and the country becomes more comfortable with the new post-COVID norm? Here are some top tips for becoming a successful “COVID-preneur” from Cameron Ward, Founder of Biz Wealth Builder. If you’ve never heard of the term “COVID-preneur,” it is easy to quickly piece together its

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