Business Australia advice line seeing huge demand

Business Australia, a free national membership organisation has been inundated with calls from business owners asking for support in the wake of new restrictions to help them navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – with an 65% increase this week to their Stimulus Advice Line.   The organisation has had such an increase in requests for advice… Continue reading Business Australia advice line seeing huge demand

30% of businesses failing at covid-19 contact tracing directives

New research has revealed that 30 per cent of Australian businesses with customer foot traffic do not use a visitor check-in system that complies with their State Government directives, and 21 per cent do not use a check-in system at all. West Australian businesses are the least compliant, while NSW businesses are ahead of the… Continue reading 30% of businesses failing at covid-19 contact tracing directives

Startup investment continues to rise in 2020

Startup investment in Australia hit new highs over the first six months of 2020, reaching US$944.7 million, up from US$627.3 million in H1 2019, according to KPMG’s Venture Pulse report.   Despite the effects of the global pandemic, a record amount of venture capital was invested into Australian startups, with 92 deals recorded so far… Continue reading Startup investment continues to rise in 2020

COVID-19 accelerates the shift to digital payments only

New research from MyState Bank reveals covid-19 has accelerated the transition to a ‘less cash’ society in Australia due to concerns about health risks. Research conducted by MyState Bank found that since the pandemic outbreak more than two-thirds (68%) of Australians are using less cash in favour of contactless technology and other digital payments methods.… Continue reading COVID-19 accelerates the shift to digital payments only

“This could force parents out of their jobs”

With ‘free childcare’ ending yesterday, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says many parents – especially women – in small businesses will be faced with difficult decisions. “For small business owners – many of which are mothers – who have been working tirelessly to get back on their feet, childcare has… Continue reading “This could force parents out of their jobs”

‘Zombie businesses’ big future problem

With speculation that hundreds of businesses – dubbed ‘zombie businesses’ – are being propped up by Government stimulus and will potentially fold in September, new figures suggest that the problem could we bigger than we anticipate. New research reveals: 62 per cent of SME business owners have been on the brink of folding their businesses… Continue reading ‘Zombie businesses’ big future problem

Unilever sets out new actions to fight climate change

With the temporary decrease in global carbon emission this year, more giant companies such as Unilever are switching to a sustainable business model. Multinational company Unilever joins WWF in calling on Australian leaders to set the economy on course to a zero-carbon future, targeting net-zero emission from all products by 2039. This target will be eleven years… Continue reading Unilever sets out new actions to fight climate change

Resilience as a leader and the importance of scalability

Mark Armstrong, CEO of RateMyAgent

In today’s Kickstart Monday article, RateMyAgent CEO Mark Armstrong shares his advice on resilience as a leader and the importance of scalability in a business model.  Mark Armstrong is a property entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry. Prior to founding RateMyAgent, Mark built a reputation in the property industry giving… Continue reading Resilience as a leader and the importance of scalability

Social media vital for small business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Carissa Hill, social media expert

With rapidly changing market conditions due to COVID-19, communicating with customers via social media has never been more important. Expert Carissa Hill said it was imperative business owners embrace the instantaneous nature of social media to keep stakeholders and clients informed. “Every business owner should have at least a pinned post on their Facebook page… Continue reading Social media vital for small business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Deloitte Australia crowned best Aussie workplace for new dads

Deloitte best Australian workplace for dads

Deloitte Australia has taken out the number one spot in the 20 Best Australian Workplaces for New Dads 2019 List published by HBF’s Direct Advice For Dads. The idea behind the HBF’s list publication is to encourage more businesses to offer parental leave policies that also considers new dads, not just mums. Working with research consultancy… Continue reading Deloitte Australia crowned best Aussie workplace for new dads