Optimism returning to small businesses in Australia, but fears of a slow rebound persist

The overwhelming majority of Australian small business owners (80 per cent) are optimistic their business will survive the COVID-19...

The overwhelming majority of Australian small business owners (80 per cent) are optimistic their business will survive the COVID-19 pandemic; however, if trade doesn’t pick up quickly enough, about half (52 per cent) fear for their long-term survival, according to this year’s Small Business Recovery research commissioned by American...

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Retail rebounds in May as restrictions lifted, long road to recovery still ahead

Retail turnover rebounded in May by 16.3 per cent following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, according to the preliminary...

Retail turnover rebounded in May by 16.3 per cent following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, according to the preliminary retail trade report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). However, NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said that a sizeable rise in sales was guaranteed to happen as shops began to...

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Back your backyard – American Express launches Shop Small this November

Returning this November for its sixth year, Shop Small shines the spotlight on the importance of small businesses and...

Returning this November for its sixth year, Shop Small shines the spotlight on the importance of small businesses and encourages Australians to walk through their doors. It reminds people that if they value small businesses and want to see them thrive, they need to support them. American Express has marked...

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Big Insight #5 – Use digital to compete with the big guys

According to a recent survey conducted by American Express, there has never been a better time to grow your...

According to a recent survey conducted by American Express, there has never been a better time to grow your business. With the combination of accessible technologies, more options for funding and easier access to resources, the world is now a small businesses oyster. Nikki Baird, industry analyst at RSR Research...

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