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Good mental health critical to business success

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Small business operators have been urged to take as much care of their mental health and wellbeing as they do of cashflow and serving customers.

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Rising parcel delivery costs hit small business

Friday, July 14, 2017

Small business operators have raised concerns with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman regarding the cost of sending parcels.

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Judicial review of procurement complaints welcomed

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has welcomed the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill as a “first step in the right direction” to provide small businesses with a legislated mechanism to raise complaints.

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Call for fairer treatment of freelancers

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has backed freelancers in their push for fairer treatment from large corporations.

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Dairy Code of Practice welcomed

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has welcomed the new dairy industry Code of Practice for Contractual Arrangements between farmers and processors.

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Fintech small business lenders support research survey

Monday, June 26, 2017

New research will aim to establish current trends and best practice in the growing fintech lending market to small and medium-size enterprises (SME).

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New international day recognises importance of small business

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has welcomed United Nations recognition of small business as a driver of employment and economic development.

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Small businesses encouraged to claim instant asset write-off

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has encouraged small business operators to take advantage of the Government’s instant asset write-off extension.

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