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Drop in insolvencies and bankruptcies is a ticking time bomb


The vast arsenal of fiscal, monetary and legal measures used by Australian governments to offset the COVID-induced economic crisis have worked well. They did not prevent a recession (popularly defined

JobKeeper rules are a staffing nightmare for small business


The present JobKeeper rules are causing causing staffing issues for small businesses, according to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell. The reduction of the JobKeeper

Working from home? Here’s how to get the work life balance right in the holidays


The notion of working from home was once considered to be a luxury for some. Fast forward to 2020 and it became  mandatory for many. Now that the economy is

Top e-commerce trends that will drive 2021


2020 has transformed the world, and businesses have been forced to move and evolve with countless new e-commerce procedures. This evolution is only the beginning, and agile businesses that continue

Small business recovery will be mixed, latest research reveals


In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, research shows an uneven situation regarding the rate of recovery among small businesses. According to the most recent edition of the biannual research

Government stimulus vital in keeping SMEs afloat: new research


New research has revealed that 72 per cent of business owners admit that Government stimulus measures have been essential in their enterprises’ survival in the face of the economic difficulties

Profits drop for 50 per cent of businesses: new research


Profits have dropped for 50 per cent of businesses this year while 55 per cent have made serious cuts to their expenses. The findings come from a survey of an independent

Melbourne re-opens as first set of lockdown restrictions eased


Melbourne re-opens, a little at least, as Premier Daniel Andrews announced the easing of some restrictions. From midnight last night hairdressers were able to open their doors, and outdoor home

The 2020 Budget delivers tax cuts and job creation incentives


The 2020 Budget is set to create jobs and rebuild Australia’s economy, says Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. “Under our plan, the economy is forecast to grow by 4¼ per cent next

On the road to Covid normal: the easing of regional Victoria’s restrictions signals hope for Melbourne too


From 11.59pm tomorrow (September 16), regional Victoria will take the third step out of COVID-19 restrictions, Premier Daniel Andrews announced today. According to the roadmap revealed last weekend, the move