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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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New digital tools to help small businesses export successfully

The Morrison Government today launches a range of digital tools to help Australian businesses to reach new international markets and customers. The export.business.gov.au website features interactive market insights, trends as well as information on grants, funding, local laws and regulations, distribution and shipping. The Morrison Government funded the site through its $21.4 million commitment for a Trade

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Small businesses can share again online after Facebook news ban to ends

Facebook’s hostage standoff with Australian government and media will end in the next few days after the company struck a deal with the Morrison government over its controversial News Media Bargaining Code. Intense negotiations with the government in the wake of Facebook blocking hundreds of media sites on its platform last Thursday, saw the warring sides reach

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The data economy is driven by insights that even small businesses can harness

‘Data’ and ‘insight’ are two terms that are sometimes – mistakenly – used interchangeably. Let’s be clear, data refers to the raw numbers. Insight can only be gained once these numbers are analysed. Insights therefore serve as the link between data and successful business outcomes. The World Economic Forum recently estimated the entire digital universe to be

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28% hike in small business complaints against their telecoms provider

Fresh data from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s (TIO) office reveals a 28% hike in small business complaints against their telecommunications provider in the latest quarter. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says too many small businesses are getting a raw deal from their phone and internet service providers, following a spike

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