Small Business (SME)

The conversion of Abbott to the small business faith

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Tony Abbott has seen the light in relation to small business, now he just has to get the Australian Tax Office on board.

Small business budget redefines the Coalition

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By announcing a budget that is in tune with the needs of small business, the Coalition is re-positioning its brand ahead of the next election.

Small business policy is greater than the sum of its parts

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Taken together, a myriad of minor reforms to the regulation of small businesses is set to give a major boost to employment.

Australia online spending leaps

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Spending rises 22% in March quarter to $4.37bn, eWAY online retail report shows.

Abbott's 'small' reform step is a big deal

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The Abbott Government is locking in a central plank of its small business reform package, which is likely to have broad and positive implications for the economy.

It's all hands on the ULTIM8 deck

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From Australia to the US and Europe, this innovative business is now setting the standard for composite decks and fences globally.

MYOB to raise up to $834m in IPO

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Shares to be priced between $3 to $4 each, Bain Capital to own 57% of company.

SMEs will hail budget support: MYOB

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Survey shows broadest increase in SME revenues since 2011, but pessimism growing on revenue outlook.

Govt alters tax rules on share schemes

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Federal government looks to aid start-ups, changing employee share schemes tax rules.

GE’s ten strategies for success

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GE’s head of global operations offers advice on how to run a business in the 21st century.

A young entrepreneur who's powering ahead

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Brad Smith started his motorcycle business at just 16, and now his parents are working for him as he takes it global.

How the ATO is oppressing small business

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The ATO is happy to cut deals with big business when handling tax disputes but it's a completely different story for small business.

Gen Y an optimistic lot thanks to tech

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New survey of over 1000 SMEs finds Generation Y business owners more optimistic than most, thanks largely to technology.

SMEs need to be given a fighting chance

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The government needs to make sure that regulation allows small firms to compete with larger companies on an equal footing.

Australian SMEs in need of 'cultural revolution': Microsoft

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Australian small and medium-sized businesses hamstrung by rigid workplace culture.

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.

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