Digitisation essential for competitiveness post-COVID: Ombudsman welcomes NBN’s $700m free SMB upgrades

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed NBN Co’s $700 million plan to support small business innovation.

Fairer lease conditions for small and medium Victorian businesses

The Victorian Government is making it easier for small business owners to get their security deposits back faster and making leases easier...

Looking down the camera: how to effectively communicate in an online world

Communicating online requires something of a performance. I’m not suggesting you need to pretend to be someone different. It’s more that you...

Lasting COVID consumer trends: 7 in 10 Aussies switching to ‘localism’

Brands be warned, Aussies continue to put a price on value, safety, localism and care for communities. Two-thirds of...

NSW launches COVID recovery plan transforming Sydney into a 24-hour economy

The NSW Government’s 24-Hour Economy Strategy will revamp Sydney and help businesses and jobs recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19.  Sydney’s...

How to refresh your business with VIC’s $100m outdoor hospitality fund

The Victorian Government is backing unprecedented revitalisation works in Melbourne’s iconic laneways, creating scores of new jobs and...

VIC’s grants welcomed but hospitality industry still “on a knife’s edge”

On Sunday, the Victorian Government announced a new raft of business support measures, including funds and waived fees aimed specifically at hospitality...

Small business confidence is returning but most say recovery will still take a year

Small business has long been the engine room of Australia’s economy, employing around 4.7 million people before COVID-19. But when the pandemic...

Over a third of SMBs would be closed today without Jobkeeper

Six months after the pandemic took hold in Australia, the Business Monitor survey of 1,085 small businesses offers insight into how those...

Over 60% of SMBs are satisfied with the government’s handling of COVID

COVID-19 has been a cataclysmic event for Australian SMEs. For a small segment, mostly those with e-commerce or digital businesses, it has...
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