It was pleasing to see so many small and family businesses celebrate the first Christmas and summer trading period without lockdowns...
In the final newsletter for this year, I want to take some time to share with you the findings of the Small Business Natural Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Inquiry conducted by my office and just recently tabled in Federal Parliament.
The Reserve Bank yesterday increased official interest rates for the seventh consecutive month. Rates have now risen by a total of 2.75 percentage points and stand at 2.85%.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson says tonight’s Budget...
The recent cyber attack against Optus is a terrible reminder that companies of all sizes can be vulnerable.
If you or your business are an Optus customer, please monitor for activity on your accounts that is not you and be alert for unusual contact from scammers. Optus says its email and SMS notifications will not have hyperlinks and customers should not click on any links sent to them claiming to be from Optus.
There’s a big change coming to internet domain names and small and family businesses have just 20 days left to avoid their internet identity being sold to someone else.
A new system is being introduced allowing anyone with a connection to Australia to register the .au category of domain name. It’s a crisp, abridged domain name that tells people your business name and that you are based in Australia.
It was really disappointing to see the latest data on payment times by big businesses to small businesses.
We all know cash flow is king and such a vital ingredient of small business survival, particularly at these challenging and uncertain times.
And the latest report card from the Payment Times Reporting Regulator revealed more than half of the nation’s big businesses are missing their own deadlines for paying their small business suppliers.
There is no substitute for customers and it’s great to see the Commonwealth’s commitment to be a bigger customer for small businesses.
Changes to Commonwealth procurement rules that take effect from July 1 will create more opportunities for small business to win government contracts.
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