The fight over penalty rates is an issue made for Bill Shorten’s skill set.
For Bill Shorten, cuts to Sunday penalty rates could become a pale version of WorkChoices.
Independent beer producers more than doubled in number between 2004 and 2009.
Micro-brewers are increasing in Australia, which is surprising given the unfair excises and rebates they face.
Australia’s cybersecurity strategy needs some work.
The Australian government's cybersecurity report card is out and the results are worrying.
Smaller companies are failing to move quickly into overseas sales. It may be time for government to put its money where its mouth is.
Small outfits need cyberprotection too.
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Nearly half of cybercriminals target small businesses. An expert explains how sole proprietors and entrepreneurs can boost cybersecurity without breaking the bank.
A significant portion of small business failures are caused by branding mistakes and owners who don't understand the importance of branding. Here are the common mistakes.
Uproar from businesses in the South East disguises a complex picture with the financial crisis at its heart.
The Turnbull government should be focusing on giving new businesses, not small businesses, a tax cut if the aim is ‘jobs and growth’.
Based on evidence, policies which seek to encourage job creation and innovation via a tax cut should preference large or new businesses, rather than small ones.
Scott Morrison is continuing to make the case for the government’s company tax cut plan to be passed.
The volatile political debate between the two major parties about the long-term vision for tax has left small businesses in the lurch.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull used part of his address to the national press club to sell the company tax cut.
The federal government is still trying to convince senate crossbenchers to pass a company tax cut but tax experts and economists dispute all of its supposed benefits.
Taking care of business. Will Trump be hands off?
One cymbal manufacturer has survived 400 years, but most in-house companies fail to survive through the generations.
Robotics and other farm technologies can provide a wealth of data to farmers and agribusiness.
The extension of laws on unfair contract terms to cover small businesses, may help farmers take more control of the data their farms generate.
Customers are more likely to behave unethically when they are angry.
Customers who are angry are more likely to behave unethically, no matter how high the stakes, new research shows.
Children play on the beach in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. The country suffers from poor air quality and the haze often blankets the region.
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Research shows SMEs' engagement in corporate social responsibility depends on the strategic orientation of owners/managers toward CSR.
All for one and one for all.
Would a competent entrepreneur plough on with a decision that started to look a bit dodgy?
The Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona, is one of the few remnants of America’s mid-20th century motel boom.
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What does the shuttering of traditional roadside motels say about America's relationship with travel and freedom?
New RBA changes could mean SME’s can’t rely on commercial credit cards to pay suppliers and wait out long payment terms with big business.
If the RBA includes commercial credit cards in new caps on interchange fees, small to medium enterprises might not be able to use them as a source of finance.
How have local businesses coped with the end of the resources boom?
While insolvencies are climbing in some of the resources states, other small businesses have found ways to survive.
How has working life changed?
Wages are stagnating and women have not benefited nearly as much as men from earlier wage increases. And what if small business isn't the powerhouse we've been led to believe? What recent HILDA data has to tell us about gender, income and work.
Small business create jobs - but not at the rate that large business does.
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Small businesses are important employers. But the problem in the company tax debate is that they haven't created many jobs. Unlike big business.