Message from the CEO: 22 August 2016

There’s nothing more frustrating and soul-destroying for any business owner than to see the results of your hard work...

There’s nothing more frustrating and soul-destroying for any business owner than to see the results of your hard work disappear into the pockets of complete strangers.Yet we know that’s the daily reality for many small business owners in the retail space.That’s why your association is working actively with law...

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NAB Online Retail Sales Index released

The National Australia Bank has released the Online Retail Sales Index: Indepth Report for June 2016 showing that online...

The National Australia Bank has released the Online Retail Sales Index: Indepth Report for June 2016 showing that online sales are surging, however bricks and mortar stores are still pulling ahead.At a glance the online retail spend in Australia is $20.1 billion while bricks and mortar equates to $296.9...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Small retail businesses under review in Victoria

The Victorian State Government has commenced its small business regulation review to help identify barriers that are hindering growth...

The Victorian State Government has commenced its small business regulation review to help identify barriers that are hindering growth and sustainability across the state. The review will be led by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, with a goal to reducing red tape and the regulatory...

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Register for the Victorian Small Business Review

Over the next two years, the Victorian Government will examine how regulation is impacting the state’s small businesses in...

Over the next two years, the Victorian Government will examine how regulation is impacting the state’s small businesses in three sectors of the state’s economy, first focusing on Victoria’s retail sector. The Victorian Government is looking at what they can do to cut regulatory burdens for small retail businesses....

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Fair Work Commission refreshes its digital image

As of Friday 8th July, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) launched a revitalised website with new design and features...

As of Friday 8th July, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) launched a revitalised website with new design and features which have been based on feedback compiled through a website usability survey by stakeholders. The Commission was seeking feedback to improve the design, user experience and the functionality of the...

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Business grants for Northern Adelaide

The South Australian Minister for Small Business, Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, has advised the National Retail Association of the...

The South Australian Minister for Small Business, Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, has advised the National Retail Association of the launch of the Small Business Development Fund for Northern Adelaide.Small businesses based in the local government areas of Playford, Salisbury and Port Adelaide Enfield can now access a $10m fund...

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Missing out on small business tax concessions?

With tax time around the corner the Australian Tax Office wants you to make the most of small business tax...

With tax time around the corner the Australian Tax Office wants you to make the most of small business tax concessions.What are the tax concessions?The ATO has a What's new for small business page that keeps an up-to- date list of available tax concessions and eligibility requirements. This is a great...

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Are you Superstream ready?

There are only a few weeks remaining before small businesses must change the way they make their super contributions....

There are only a few weeks remaining before small businesses must change the way they make their super contributions. Employers with 19 staff or less will need to be “Superstream” ready by the 30 June 2016 deadline.In order for employers to be compliant with Superstream standards, they will need...

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Locking penalty rates into law will lock out small business

Locking penalty rates into legislation will lock out small business from Sunday trading, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and...

Locking penalty rates into legislation will lock out small business from Sunday trading, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today. James Pearson, CEO of the Australian Chamber, said: “If the unions have their way, we will soon have a situation where small cafes, restaurants and bars...

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3 common retail myths debunked

Many retailers believe that digital and smartphones are hindering bricks and mortar. While smartphones and tablets are significantly impacting...

Many retailers believe that digital and smartphones are hindering bricks and mortar. While smartphones and tablets are significantly impacting traditional B2C retail experiences, businesses that embrace the technology are coming out on top.Digital is no longer exclusive to large companies with big marketing budgets. Retailers of all sizes can...

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Think big small talk

The Office of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has opened a consultation period to find out...

The Office of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has opened a consultation period to find out from small businesses, family enterprises and representative associations what the key issues are when running a business, and what they should focus on as a business advocate. If you have...

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International Labour Organisation illustrates workplace stress impacts

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has released a detailed report which illustrates the impact of workplace stress on the...

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has released a detailed report which illustrates the impact of workplace stress on the mental health and the wellbeing of workers. ILO’s Workplace Stress: A collective challenge report found that psychosocial risks are related to "health-related behavioural risk, including heavy alcohol consumption, overweight, less...

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Federal Budget lends helping hand to SME’s

On May 3, 2016, Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison MP handed down the Federal Government’s 2016/17 Budget. This is the...

On May 3, 2016, Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison MP handed down the Federal Government’s 2016/17 Budget. This is the third budget for the current Coalition Liberal-National Government and the first for Scott Morrison. This budget is critical to the formation of the economic plan that will be taken to...

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Tax concessions for small business

Are you the owner of a small business?Did you know you could be eligible for tax concessions benefits?Concessions for...

Are you the owner of a small business?Did you know you could be eligible for tax concessions benefits?Concessions for small business include:• Instant tax write-off for each asset costing less than $20,000 for small businesses.• Accelerated depreciation for primary producers.• Immediate deduction of professional expenses for small business start-ups.•...

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2016-2017 Federal Budget in depth

Last Tuesday the Federal Government handed down the 2016-2017 budget.With a strong focus on the future and providing help...

Last Tuesday the Federal Government handed down the 2016-2017 budget.With a strong focus on the future and providing help for small and medium enterprises, the government has committed to reducing the company tax rate over the next decade.The small business threshold will be raised from $2 million to $10...

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BDO’s GST webinar wrap up

Thank you to the National Retail Association members who attended the recent BDO webinar.The retail sector is an engine...

Thank you to the National Retail Association members who attended the recent BDO webinar.The retail sector is an engine room of tax generation when it comes to existing taxes such GST, land tax and payroll tax. Small businesses have fought long and hard for the government to remove the...

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