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Why small businesses need more protection on major digital platforms

The NSW Small Business Commissioner has called for a code of conduct to improve dispute resolution for small businesses using digital marketplaces and other digital platforms like Amazon, eBay and Facebook. The code would ensure more timely redress for small businesses and in doing so protect their business operations and activity. “Small businesses are more reliant

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$1,200 Rebates for small businesses to improve digital presence and toolkit

Thousands of small businesses around Victoria will have the chance to improve their online presence and arm themselves with more digital skills, with the Small Business Digital Adaptation Program reopening for applications. “Gaining a tech edge and learning new digital skills can be a game-changer for small businesses, and that’s exactly what this program provides,” said Minister

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Google’s My Business explained for small business

Working in the digital space, I see how easy It can be easy for business owners to get caught up in – or weighed down by – what everyone else seems to be doing. Which makes it particularly tricky to work out where true value lies, and conversely what’s marketing fluff or a poor fit

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Should small businesses accept digital currency as payment?

In a single year, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated small business digitalisation and the evolution of the cashless economy. But as the world considers embracing digital currencies for a multitude of payment, trading and banking options, small business has been largely left out of the conversation. SBC Media sat down with Andrew Barker, Chief Marketing

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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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Online services to replace ATO Business Portal

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has launched its Online services for business platform which will replace the Business Portal and electronic superannuation audit tool (eSAT). In addition to the current Business Portal functions, the new platform will provide registered users with access to new features, including: a payment plan getting copies of income tax returns

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