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2019 Budget benefits available for businesses now
2 months ago

2019 Budget benefits available for businesses now

By  •  Budget

The Australian Government handed down the 2019-20 Federal Budget on Tuesday night. The Budget was significant in that it forecast the first national surplus in more than a decade, hopefully …
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It’s time to pay on time
6 months ago

It’s time to pay on time

By  •  Advocacy

The principal of every small and family-owned business in Australia will tell you that cashflow is crucial to their survival – and being paid on time is an essential element …
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A $2 billion end to the SME funding drought
6 months ago

A $2 billion end to the SME funding drought

Small business owners generally run away from discussions on financing because they are always so complicated, but it is suggested that small business owners should openly embrace the SME financing measures …
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Small business blames ‘real tightening’ in credit on the banking royal commission
8 months ago

Small business blames ‘real tightening’ in credit on the banking royal commission

Small business says it is facing a credit crunch and is blaming the royal commission into financial services for causing nervous banks to slow lending to the self-employed.

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Small business blames ‘real tightening’ in credit on the banking royal commission
8 months ago

Small business blames ‘real tightening’ in credit on the banking royal commission

Small business says it is facing a credit crunch and is blaming the royal commission into financial services for causing nervous banks to slow lending to the self-employed.

The moderation …
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Industrial ruling on ‘Regular Casuals’ causes uncertainty
8 months ago

Industrial ruling on ‘Regular Casuals’ causes uncertainty

By  •  Employment

Late last month, the Federal Court ordered a small South Australian Construction business to pay a former casual worker 15 years’ worth of annual leave on the basis that the …
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Innovation Games create solutions for Bendigo businesses’ challenges
8 months ago

Innovation Games create solutions for Bendigo businesses’ challenges

BENDIGO businesses combined with university students and graduates to work through real-world challenges at the Innovation Games on Thursday.

The fast-paced event saw 10 teams exploring how businesses can use digital solutions …
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Reserve Bank of Australia Small Business Finance Round Table
1 year ago

Reserve Bank of Australia Small Business Finance Round Table

Yesterday, COSBOA participated in a roundtable discussion convened by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to discuss small business finance. The meeting was held in Sydney and was cochaired by RBA Governor …
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COSBOA Welcomes New Board Chair
2 years ago

COSBOA Welcomes New Board Chair

The Council for Small Business Australia has today, at its 2017 AGM, elected a new Board Chair, Mark McKenzie. Mr McKenzie is the CEO of Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers …
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Strong support for introduction of stronger competition laws
3 years ago

Strong support for introduction of stronger competition laws

Peter Strong, 30 March 2016

A petition signed by 29,000 people supporting the government’s decision on the effects test was presented to the Federal Minister for Small Business, the Hon …
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