Small Business (SME)

Insolvency reforms are a step in the right direction

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The government's proposed insolvency trading provisions will encourage a cultural shift towards sensible risk-taking, to the benefit of SMEs and start-ups.

How Parliament has revolutionised the rules of contracting

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The unfair contracts legislation will change the way business is conducted in Australia.

A welcome disruption to the economy

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The Unfair Contracts Act is a significant piece of microeconomic reform that will result in greater labour market innovation and job creation.

A critical time for small business

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Small Business Minister Kelly O'Dwyer's stance on the effects test will likely define her time in the portfolio and her commitment to small business in Australia.

Small businesses have a new silk road to China

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Getting to know the options on online trading platform Alibaba should be a priority for SMEs looking to engage with China.

How Turnbull can realise his innovation dreams

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Malcolm Turnbull must back up his rhetoric on innovation with substantial policy action, particularly for small businesses.

Businesses are scared of banks, by George

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It's the biggest problem facing the Australian economy right now, and nothing the Reserve Bank does can fix it.

Educating the next crop of Australian entrepreneurs

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We have been the lucky country but now we need to become an entrepreneurial one and our education institutions need to step up to the plate.

New protections for small business owners

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New laws bring consumer-like protections from unfair contracts.

The big impact of the backdown on fair contracts

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More than 1.5 million IT workers, engineers, small truck drivers and others in the vast army of independent contractors will now work under a new set of rules.

Govt extends SME contract protections

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Government agrees to amended unfair contract term protections for small businesses.

The business lobby will test the Coalition's mettle

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For the sake of national prosperity, Malcolm Turnbull's new ministry must stand its ground against vested interests in the business sector.

The Senate's sensible small business stance

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While the Abbott Government left its small business constituency out in the cold, the ALP, Greens and independents seemed prepared to consider arguments from all sides.

How the ALP put small business in the election spotlight

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The ALP and Greens' amendment to the government's fair contracts legislation will see support from small business become pivotal to the federal election.

The 7-Eleven affair could hit the Coalition at the next election

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Liberal politicians are scratching their heads wondering how they came to break a solemn promise at the behest of 7-Eleven and associated groups.

Small business sector receives confidence boost

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Confidence returns to SMEs, buoyed by stronger consumer confidence, spending.

Australian entrepreneurs look to strike it rich

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Start-ups in Australia are thriving, but the challenges facing manufacturers could be a big problem for the economy.

Small businesses reluctant to hire

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NAB's quarterly survey shows SME sector reluctant to hire workers, despite friendly budget.

A missed mobile opportunity for small businesses

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Small businesses without a mobile-friendly online presence are missing out on a key target audience.

How to save money when starting out in business

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It is possible to start and grow a very successful business by being resourceful with your limited cash and by being clever with your start-up capital.

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