A digital marketing agency has shared its tips for driving online sales, after an IBISWorld report revealed a third of Australians expect to spend less this year than last Christmas.
Benchmarks developed by the Tax Office for small businesses are a good tool to detect income but are otherwise susceptible to “heavy-handed” use, according to the inspector-general of taxation.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council is urging the Federal Government to appoint a Supermarket Ombudsman to control the amount of shelf space taken up by home brand products.
A leading business group says it’s appalled by the Federal Government’s lack of consultation on lifting compulsory superannuation by 3% from 2013-14, claiming the increase will cost jobs.
Successful retailers have revealed their best Christmas sales strategies, after the Australian Retailers Association painted a gloomy picture for the industry with its latest predictions.
Retail and hospitality businesses relying on weekend trade look set for quicker access to their funds, with two of the major banks moving to same-day settlement, seven days a week.
Employers in the retail industry could be dealt another blow in light of a union push to introduce the adult wage at 18 years of age instead of 20, in addition to a pay push for apprentices.
Health products chain Healthzone Limited’s 80 franchised and 30 company-owned stores will continue to trade in the short-term, despite the business being placed into receivership.
October was the best month for retailers in 25 months, according to the Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator, suggesting Christmas sales may not be as dismal as initially thought.
Randall Deer knows all too well what it’s like to launch a business during a severe downturn. His second business, My Holiday Centre, was launched at the height of the GFC.
Australian-founded surfwear brand Hot Tuna is up for sale due to slow growth and a stagnant market, according to reports.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched a guide for businesses on carbon price practices, urging them to ensure their claims are accurate and can be substantiated.
Australian businesses are taking almost a month longer than average to pay their bills, according to Dun & Bradstreet, with national payment terms reaching 53 days in the September quarter.
The Federal Government has compiled a mini budget in a bid to return the budget to surplus next year, but the controversial measure is unlikely to impact small business.
Small businesses need to be aware of the hidden costs associated with equipping employees with mobile devices, analysts warn, as employers attempt to make their staff more productive.
Australian consumers might be avoiding the shops, but they’re still prepared to indulge in food and entertainment, according to the latest MasterCard survey on consumer purchasing priorities.
The number of corporate insolvencies has surged to its highest level in more than a decade, after almost 3,000 companies entered administration in the September quarter.
The National Broadband Network Company will allow wholesale internet service providers to cater for small firms and home operators, enabling businesses to tailor their broadband services.
Harvey Norman has appointed an administrator to three of its failing stores, amid complaints by landlords about unpaid rents on two abandoned Rick Hart stores in Western Australia.
It’s been revealed Groupon raised $US700 million after increasing the size of its initial public offering, with experts predicting the local market to witness similar activity as the sector starts to mature.