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Small Business Festival Victoria kicks off in August

Small Business Festival Victoria kicks off in August

Over 300 free and low cost events will be run across the state of Victoria during August for the annual Small Business Festival.

Female entrepreneurs in the Pacific beat Aussie counterparts

Female entrepreneurs in the Pacific beat Aussie counterparts

New survey data has revealed that female entrepreneurs in the Pacific are having more success at breaking into the export market than their …

Churning demand for locally made organic butter

Churning demand for locally made organic butter

A group of 23 organic dairy farmers in Victoria are having such great success with their locally made butter they have been able to double production …

Positive outlook for Tassie wine industry

Positive outlook for Tassie wine industry

The Australian wine industry has not been without difficulties in recent years. But Tasmania has increasingly been attracting investment from some of …

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City to country disconnect, but times are a changin’

City to country disconnect, but times are a changin’

City folk are seen as total aliens to those in the country, and vice versa. But I suspect change is afoot, and it’s happening the only way we city-folk understand: it’s becoming cool.

New start-up initiative sends entrepreneurs to school

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson hopes the latest initiative in the start up sector will usher in an entrepreneurship “renaissance” and encourage more Australians to go into business for themselves.

40 job applications a month raises red tape concerns

A new plan requiring jobseekers to apply for 40 positions a month has been condemned for needlessly increasing red tape obligations on small business owners.

Positive outlook for Tassie wine industry

Positive outlook for Tassie wine industry

The Australian wine industry has not been without difficulties in recent years. But Tasmania has increasingly been attracting investment from some of the sector’s major players.

Lessons from the winning class of 2014

Lessons from the winning class of 2014

If there’s one subset of SMEs in this country who are truly embracing new technologies – with a massive payoff to boot – it’s the winners and finalists of the 2014 Telstra Australian Business Awards.

Small business helpline receives 100,000 calls

Small business helpline receives 100,000 calls

The Fair Work Ombudsman’s new small Business helpline has reportedly received more than 100,000 calls since it was established in December last year.

Aussie retailers get prepped for PIN-only purchasing

Aussie retailers get prepped for PIN-only purchasing

Heads up Aussie retailers: beginning 1 August 2014, the PIN will be the main form of card payment authorisation in Australia.


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