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Gov invests $1.2b to digitalise country in Federal Budget

The Morrison Government is investing almost $1.2 billion in Australia’s digital future through the Digital Economy Strategy, as part of this year’s Federal Budget. The strategy outlines the policies and actions the Government is taking to grow Australia’s future as a modern and leading digital economy by 2030. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said one of

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Heard of ransomware? Small businesses are the new target

Covid-19 moved small business operations and workplaces online, sometimes for the first time ever. But without proper cybersecurity software and training, cybercriminals are exploiting these weaknesses. While the pandemic has left many small businesses increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks, luckily they’re some simple steps to combat these new threats. SBC Media sat down with Neil

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COVID frauds continue to target small business

Scammers target small business owners as they recognise they are busy and usually have limited resources to keep their systems safe. Scam risks have increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest COVID-19 scams are designed to take advantage of the changes to our daily life including: loss of jobs and financial vulnerability

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$6.9M cyber security assistance boost for small businesses

Almost 600,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Australia will soon have access to free advice and assistance to upgrade their cyber security. The Cyber Security Business Connect and Protect Program is providing $6.9 million in funding to 14 trusted organisations that will work directly with businesses to identify security risks and help them take

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Fintech launches small business accounting program for brokers

Lend.com.au is to launch a program to help brokers to educate themselves about SME finances. With the SME market providing increasing opportunities for brokers to expand their footprints, Lend are looking to help brokers to get ahead by delivering a series of webinars that will be led by accountants with experience in both mortgages and

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Local businesses incentivised to join e-commerce

Businesses in the north east will benefit from greater e-commerce resources and improved digital presences, with support from an Andrews Labor Government initiative to get more local businesses online. “The pandemic showed us that businesses who are online are more resilient and that’s why we’re helping business showcase their goods and services online,” said Minister

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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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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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Funding for SMBs to adopt innovative tech, including AI, robotics and cybersecurity

The Andrews Labor Government is helping small to medium-size businesses implement digital solutions that improve productivity, drive growth and create jobs through a new funding program. “This program will be a catalyst for more Victorian businesses to embark on their own innovative projects, whether they’re implementing technology or developing a new commercial product,” said Minister

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