Export finance available for SMEs

EFIC, the government export finance corporation, is now providing finance options to SMEs wanting to export their services. While Australian SME exporters continue to win contracts against global competitors, many find it difficult to access the finance they need to...

Is Your Website Mobile-Ready?

Is your website desktop-only? If so, you may soon find that your business will not get a top search rating; Google has announced it will prioritise companies that have “mobile-friendly” websites when people use the search engine on their smart phones or...

Why You Should Use Twitter

A new arrangement between Google and Twitter now means your small business can feature much higher in search rankings without you having to spend a lot of money on SEO. Tweets will soon be displayed in Google’s search results. Furthermore, these tweets will start to...

Start-Ups to Get Help From Vic Government

Victoria’s minister for small business, innovation and trade Adem Somyurek, has announced that the state government is developing a $60 million plan to help startups. This will involve looking at a range of issues including skills and capability development,...

Bitcoin – Will You Be Using It?

“Virtual currency” (and Bitcoin in particular) is receiving a lot of attention recently in some industry sectors. A virtual currency is a type of unregulated, digital money, which is issued and usually controlled by its developers and used and accepted...

New Business Guide on Gender Pay Gaps

In your business there are many regulatory obligations you have to comply with. Some have to do with the way you manage your staff. Gender pay equity refers to paying male and female workers the same amount for the same work. Gender pay inequity occurs when males and...

New Tax App for Business

As a small business owner, it can be hard to keep on top of everything without having to worry about tax and super as well. A new app from the ATO might help. The app has been updated with even more tools to help you manage your tax and super. New app featuresWatch...