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What Labor’s win means for small business: business leaders weigh in

As the dust settles on the polls and Anthony Albanese is sworn in as the 31st prime minister of Australia, small business leaders weigh in on what a Labor win means for the sector. The 2022 election win marks the first time a Labor government has been in power since 2013. Little wonder many small… Read more »

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Personalisation is the key to keeping disloyal customers satisfied says report

Customer loyalty and brand trust are getting harder to come by according to new research from Salesforce. The latest findings from the  State of the Connected Customer Report, reveal that 61 per cent of customers have switched brands at least once in the past twelve months.. Of these close to half (42 per cent) made… Read more »

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digitisation

Supply chain and staff challenges and digital tech headline small business issues this election

What’s worrying Australia’s small business owners ahead of the Federal election? Supply chain issues, staff challenges and digital tech rank at the top of the list, according to the latest findings from Xero. When it comes to casting their vote this weekend, 40 per cent of respondents say policies that support small businesses are their… Read more »

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business innovation

From processes to products: how our Innovators are reshaping small business

We catch up with some of our entrepreneurs from last year’s Innovators competition to road test the role of innovation in their business growth. In 2021, Kochie’s Business Builders in partnership with PEUGEOT Professional embarked on a mission to discover the nation’s most innovative small business owners. Ahead of the launch of the 2022 competition,… Read more »

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Innovation

The innovation mindset: entrepreneurship and small business owners

The past few years have shown agility is essential to small business success, but what is the role of agility in innovation? How can developing an agile mindset help lead business owners towards more sustainable success and more significant innovation? Professor Elaine Fox has been studying how mindset impacts innovation for decades, firstly as a… Read more »

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Innovation

A brief history of Australian innovation and how it has shaped the nation

Australia is an ideas nation. Despite having a population of only 26 million, we are responsible for some of the world’s best inventions. Without Aussie ingenuity, there would be no, black box recorder, no wifi, no baby car seats, no pacemakers. Aussie innovation has not only changed our lives but the lives of billions of… Read more »

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entrepreneurship trends

Young Aussies opting for passion over financial stability according to new survey

Over half of young Australians are rethinking their work and life priorities following the pandemic, opting to put passion and purpose first according to new research by GoDaddy. New businesses thriving The pandemic has evoked a sense of entrepreneurship amongst Gen Z with one in four Australians aged 18-24 now saying they would rather own… Read more »

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Want to win the small business vote? Cut red tape and support digitisation says MYOB report

MYOB’s latest Business Monitor report reveals the sentiments of the nation’s small business owners ahead of the federal election. Unsurprisingly, the majority of small businesses want more support for digitisation and two-thirds want compliance costs cut and red tape reduced. Seven in 10 small business owners expect a change of government at the upcoming election,… Read more »

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avoiding insolvency

Insolvencies set to rise post-election says expert as zombie businesses collapse

The pandemic is continuing to impact small businesses in Australia with an insolvency expert predicting thousands of businesses will fold in the coming months. Gareth Gammon, Director, Insolvency Australia says the first wave of insolvencies is likely to occur after the election and tax season. Gammon predicts it won’t just be zombie businesses that call… Read more »

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ARA

The ARA outlines what retailers want from the parties this election

Australia’s largest retail body, The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has outlined what retail businesses want from the major parties this election, with a focus on sustainability, upskilling and reskilling and greater resilience coming up trumps. With the election falling during a time of intense global, social and economic uncertainty, the ARA says resilience measures to… Read more »

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