The Turnbull government has continually championed innovative startups and SMBs as the lifeblood of the Australian economy. So what's in the 2018 budget for the smaller end of town? Let's take a look.
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It doesn't take much to start a profitable e-commerce venture. With the right know-how, you can earn some hefty cash on the side through buying private-label products, reselling them through Amazon, and boosting sales with tried and true marketing tactics. Learn the process with this Pay What You Want: 'Start a Side Business' Bundle, and get it for whatever price you choose.
Classic decluttering advice - the kind of stuff you've been reading on Lifehacker for years - starts with getting rid of what you don't use or need. But are you applying the same principle to your systems? A demonstration of an old vulnerability in SMB 1at DEFCON highlights this, with a Windows Server rendered useless by a Raspberry Pi and a few lines of code. Beneath the surface of your apps, lie dangerous vulnerabilities.
If there’s one thing most small business owners are short on, it’s time. Working in a small team, or even by yourself, means you often have to wear multiple hats – from receptionist to CEO, you have to do it all.
That’s why savvy business owners are always on the lookout for ways to save time, and hassle running their small business. Luckily, it seems the team at Australia Post understand the struggles of small business owners, improving on their offering with initiatives like MyPost Business – a range of time saving products designed specifically with small businesses in mind.
This year, the biggest tax news for small businesses was the extension of the $20,000 write-off, up from $1000 in previous years. In addition, the company tax rate for small businesses has decreased and more businesses are now eligible for most small business tax concessions. We take a look at all of these changes and more.
If you run a small business, there are a lot of dates to keep in your head when it comes to keeping up with your obligations to the Australian Tax Office. To make your life a little easier, we've prepared a calendar of key dates for the 2016-17 financial year when it comes to Aussie small business tax time.
These days, most people hit the web to discover new businesses and when you're starting a company, it's important to build your brand online. Setting up social media accounts is a given, but managing them doesn't just involve making posts and responding to followers. Every move online needs to be well thought out, including who you affiliate with online.
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) have seen a jump in confidence in the third quarter of 2016 and continues to have a buoyant outlook for the rest of the year, according to the Westpac Melbourne Institute SME Index. This is despite continued pressure on profitability. The optimism could be a result of recent interest rate cuts and the fact that it's getting close to the Christmas season, a busy period for SMBs. Read on to find out more.
The costs of global terrorism on business go beyond the destruction caused in the attacks, to impact the value of brands and supply chains for products, new research shows. It can also give a competitive edge to some companies while destroying others. In the 15 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks, terrorism and its tragic consequences have become transnational in nature and in impact. Terrorism moved from an unquantifiable uncertainty to a risk, with an ever-increasing frequency that exceeded 70,000 attacks within the last 15 years. The cost of these attacks on human lives is alarming and devastating. But today, we step back and take a closer look at the impact of terrorism on businesses.
In the world of the web, though, building something isn’t enough. To maximise traffic and sales, you need to know how draw users in and keep their interest, which is exactly what you’ll learn with the Growth Hacker Mastery Bundle, offered at more than 90% off the retail price for Lifehacker readers.
While recent budget promises made by the Federal Government have been somewhat favourable to SMBs, business owners still don't have a positive outlook on what lies ahead in the future. That's according to a survey by accounting software vendor MYOB.
Optus has announced a renewed focus on "tailored SMB solutions" for Australia's two million-plus small business owners. As part of its Small Business Network strategy, 126 new small business specialist stores have been created, along with a local call centre dedicated to SMB customers. It's also roped in Ian Thorpe and Mark Wahlberg to help spruik the service. As you do.
Growth is never a bad thing for a business. As your operation changes from a one-man band to a team of 10, you need to ensure that you alter the way you run the company. What worked when you were going at it alone may not be the best approach for a growing business. We have some advice on this topic.
Google has ramped up efforts to assist webmasters that have had their websites compromised by hackers. This comes after the company joined forces with the University of California for a research that found around 761,000 websites were hacked and infected with malware targeted at those sites' visitors last year.