New grants available for Queensland Small Business Week 2019

Media Release Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman   Small businesses will...

Media Release Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman   Small businesses will be encouraged to host events during this year’s Queensland Small Business Week (QSBW) held from May 27-31. Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman announced the opening of the new...

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Message from the CEO – 5 February 2019

Running and operating a small business comes with many challenges - ensuring you have the right balance in staff...

Running and operating a small business comes with many challenges - ensuring you have the right balance in staff numbers, understanding Australia’s complex industrial relations system, and navigating tough economic times to name just a few. That’s why it’s vital that governments (at all levels) enact measures that make running...

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Calling all smb owners: give yourself some time back

Written by Paige Poignand-Smith, News Xtend As a small to medium-sized business owner, you probably fill a number of roles...

Written by Paige Poignand-Smith, News Xtend As a small to medium-sized business owner, you probably fill a number of roles in a day to ensure that your business runs like a well-oiled machine, and often find yourself quite time poor. Each day involves checking your emails, swiftly moving on to delegating...

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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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Fair Work Commission announces action plan to assist small business employers

By Sooraj Sidhu and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Yesterday, the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) president Iain Ross responded to reports...

By Sooraj Sidhu and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Yesterday, the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) president Iain Ross responded to reports commissioned last year, which urged the establishment of a ‘Small Business Division’ of the Fair Work Commission and the reduction of red tape associated with unfair dismissal and adverse action...

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Retailers reject union boss’s demands that would cripple small business

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today rejected the policy package outlined by ACTU secretary Sally McManus at the...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today rejected the policy package outlined by ACTU secretary Sally McManus at the National Press Club today, saying it would cripple small business. In her address, Ms. McManus took specific aim at employers hiring casual workers and attacked the independent Fair Work Commission (FWC). NRA...

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ASBFEO Releases Small Business Cyber Security Guide

By Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman A Cyber Security Best Practice Guide has been developed to help busy...

By Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman A Cyber Security Best Practice Guide has been developed to help busy small business operators understand the risks and how to prevent cyber attacks. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman published the guide after research showed 60 per cent of small...

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Lack of written warnings leads to unfair dismissal ruling

by Sid Sidhu and Troy Wild Ashley Duddington v Mario and Clara Enterprises Pty Ltd and Morgan Trading Pty Ltd...

by Sid Sidhu and Troy Wild Ashley Duddington v Mario and Clara Enterprises Pty Ltd and Morgan Trading Pty Ltd FWC 2958 Small business employers (employing less than 15 employees) are reminded by a recent case before the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to use the Small Business Dismissal Code (the...

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South Australia’s small business budget

According to a statement released by Small Business, Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith, operators and employees in South...

According to a statement released by Small Business, Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith, operators and employees in South Australia’s Small to Medium Business sector play a key role in transforming the local economy and the sector is a big winner in the 2017-18 State Budget handed down on...

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Small businesses may be eligible for disaster assistance

QUEENSLAND Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan announced disaster assistance...

QUEENSLAND Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan announced disaster assistance in response to Tropical Cyclone Debbie that has affected twenty-eight local government areas in Queensland. Minister Keenan said the assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief...

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Small retailers own 37% of online spend

Small online retailers represent 37% of total online retail sales over the past 12 months, according to a report...

Small online retailers represent 37% of total online retail sales over the past 12 months, according to a report by Quantium.Though growth rates vary month-to-month, small online retail spending is trending much higher than past periods, tracking an estimated 22.2% higher than a year ago.These retailers are primarily based...

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Last days to apply for digital grants

If you’re part of a small business in Queensland, it’s a good time to purchase software and get the...

If you’re part of a small business in Queensland, it’s a good time to purchase software and get the training you need to use it.Until 9 December, the Queensland Government is offering small businesses matched funding of up to $10,000 for hardware, software and services as part of its...

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FREE digital training for small businesses

Having a strong online presence is increasingly important for companies of all sizes. Now there's free digital training to...

Having a strong online presence is increasingly important for companies of all sizes. Now there's free digital training to help small businesses to help level the playing field.Officially launched at last week's Australian Chamber Business Leaders Summit, Google has officially launched The Digital Garage in partnership with the Australian Chamber of...

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Message from the CEO: 3 October 2016

Last week I mentioned the ongoing review of the General Retail Industry Award, and specifically the issue of penalty...

Last week I mentioned the ongoing review of the General Retail Industry Award, and specifically the issue of penalty rates for Sundays.  This week I attended a talk on the issue by the President of the Fair Work Commission, Justice Iain Ross.  While he didn’t comment on the likely...

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Message from the CEO: 19 September 2016

It’s been a big week for the NRA with our spectacular Rewards for Excellence Gala on Wednesday night in...

It’s been a big week for the NRA with our spectacular Rewards for Excellence Gala on Wednesday night in Sydney, and former CEO, Trevor Evans MP delivering his Maiden Speech to the Australian Parliament.The 2016 NRA Rewards for Excellence Gala was held on Wednesday night at the Sofitel in...

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SuperStream deadline extended for small businesses

Did you miss the 30 June SuperStream deadline?The Australian Tax Office recognises that some small businesses needed extra time...

Did you miss the 30 June SuperStream deadline?The Australian Tax Office recognises that some small businesses needed extra time to get ready so they are supporting you by extending the deadline.You now have until 28 October 2016 to make the changes and be SuperStream ready.There are a number of...

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