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Corporate travel rebounding but will shrink by a third in 2021

In an environment where business travel conditions have changed dramatically in the space of just a few short months, Flight Centre Travel Group have commenced a series of global surveys to better understand the prevailing sentiment and views of our customers.  Engaging with our customers on COVID-19 has revealed that while all businesses are being

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Visit reopening wineries in your state

It’s time to get out and about. These wineries are open for socially-distanced business – read on to check out what’s on offer in your state. Bit by bit, our favourite wineries around the country are reopening their doors and welcoming guests for the first time in months. With new restrictions in place, capacities are

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Operating during the corona-crisis: two companies share and compare

The shared experience of the pandemic impacted every small business differently. Let’s see how two companies, from vastly different sectors, dealt with the crisis and overcame lockdown obstacles amid an unprecedented and unexpected event.  What were the toughest COVID-19 induced challenges your company faced? Online Marketing Gurus: As a digital business, we were in a good

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Top 10 business podcasts

No matter where you are on your small business journey, there’s a podcast to help you scale your business and learn vital skills. Top 10 Podcasts to Help you Grow your Business        Need a Finance 1010 crash course? How to Money Remember all that stuff that they didn’t teach you in school? No? Well,

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Why you should trust your employees working remotely

Is the “new normal” a catalyst for change? Many years ago I was interviewed for a job by the CEO of a medium-sized manufacturing organization. I will never forget my first impression when I entered the boss’s expansive office with its large mahogany desk, a desk that was deserted. An ocean of polished timber, but

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Working from home? Some example scenarios and tax implications

Update: this article now includes references to the ATO’s latest announcement of the ‘shortcut method’ to claim working from home tax expenses. To help you to get your head around the income tax implications of working from home, we’ve created a handful of scenarios. We don’t expect these to suit everyone’s circumstances but we’ve done

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Home Cooking Soars as Aussies lockdown & watch purse strings

Shopper Media today released the findings of its Consumer Sentiment Study, revealing the impact of COVID-19 on current and future shopping patterns and the behavioural and attitudinal shifts driving the changes. The Consumer Sentiment Study was an online survey of 11,390 Australian consumers nationally, with field work conducted in three parts across 24-27 April. The

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