Small Business (SME)

The corporate gift that keeps on giving

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When embarking on a corporate social responsibility program, many businesses don't expect to receive a return on their gift. But they should.

Saying goodbye to the traditional model of succession

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The conventional model of succession is transforming as business and family become more clearly separated and the next generation is better educated and more independent.

Granite and frozen berries – at the front line of the cost problem

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High costs price Australia out of the game when it comes to globally-traded commodities such as frozen berries and granite. And that won't change any time soon.

A.T.Kearney boss urges CEOs to reset their businesses

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Senior management should push the reset button on their businesses to achieve their productivity and cost targets, says management consulting firm A.T.Kearney.

Small business is set to take centre stage

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The strong relations between Tony Abbott and Small Business Minister Bruce Billson could see small business policies finally rise to the top of the Coalition's agenda.

Why the government should overhaul Labor's illegal logging laws

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Government should work more closely with industry to make sure that illegal logging laws can achieve their goal without making criminals of small businesses.

Australia's entrepreneurs need a funding kickstart

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The flaws in institutional funding models are thwarting Australia's thriving start-up community. But the experiences of Israel and the US could provide some guidance.

A big year for small business

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Since coming to power, Bruce Billson has focused on the key issues challenging small business. But there's more conflict to come in 2015.

The year in KGB: CEO edition

Some of Australia's most influential leaders across the retail, mining, finance, food and beverage, and insurance industries shared their insights with the KGB.

Murray gives SMEs a leg up

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Small business will have better access to credit if one of the Murray inquiry’s key recommendations is introduced.

Privacy, compliance and the SME: A risk no one needs to take

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2014 has been the perfect storm of increased regulation and increased customer awareness for organisations and that has turned data into a bigger business risk than ever before.

The death of small business is a big deal for the EU

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Overzealous regulators are working at cross purposes with the ECB. Their efforts are slugging small businesses, fuelling deflation and stalling a much-needed source of growth.

How mid-market businesses can punch above their weight

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Mid-market businesses often deliver new products to customers faster than their larger rivals, but they’ll need to constantly innovate to maintain their competitive edge.

China's rate cut is all about saving credit-starved SMEs

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Having tried, and failed, to lower the cost of funding for SMEs through unconventional means, China's central bank had little option but to cut interest rates.

Pepperstone founders take top EY gong

Founders of online foreign exchange broker Pepperstone named Australian EY Entrepreneurs Of The Year.

Bain chooses banks for $3bn MYOB float

Bain Capital appoints banks to lead $3bn accounting software provider IPO: report.

The secret to getting investors for your small business

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Three little words could help owners of small businesses better target investors.

Xero, MYOB carve out the cloud for accountants

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Approximately 70 per cent of accounting firms in Australia have embraced the cloud as SME demand picks up.

Smooth sailing for a true family partnership

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From coffee to island resorts, there’s a lot more to the Oatley family business story than just Rosemount Wines.

How China's richest will fund Australian innovation

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The government's plan to channel funds from the significant investor visa program into sectors that are hungry for capital is a smart move.

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