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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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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