The Federal Government has frozen funding for small business support services while telling people the process was ongoing.
Mark Brennan, Australia’s first federal small business commissioner, has stressed the importance entrepreneurs should place on sound management and cashflow, after the Federal Government announced his appointment.
The ACCC has brought proceedings in the Federal Court against HP, accusing the computer giant of issuing false and misleading warranties.
Businesses are critical of the limited change to unfair dismissal provisions announced by the Federal Government yesterday, claiming unions have been effectively given a veto right on reform.
Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten today offered limited relief on unfair dismissal laws to business but the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the reforms are unlikely to go far enough.
Taskmaster Enterprises takes a zero-tolerance approach to sexist language in the workplace. You’d be wise to do the same.
ACCC to clarify country of origin labelling but Australian Made Campaign says "deceptive" rules need to be changed10:56PM | Thursday, 11 October 2012 | Cara Waters
The ACCC says its country of origin guidelines for product labelling are fine; consumers just have to learn to understand its system.
Small businesses have been warned they are risking potential lawsuits by placing too much emphasis on information they find out about employees’ private lives on social media.
Welcome to Australian employment law: Where two laws are always better than one.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has called for stronger sanctions for breaches of the Franchising Code as the sector continues to boom.
The national business name register is continuing to give start-ups headaches.
The tech sector has told the Federal Government that regulations need to change if Australia wants to have its own Silicon Valley.
The tax watchdog wants the Tax Office to improve its audit processes, after the ATO wrongly investigated almost 6,000 small business owners as part of a crackdown on the cash economy.
Nearly three quarters of Australian small businesses spend longer complying with regulations than they did two years ago, according to a new study.
Almost a quarter of US tech start-ups were founded by immigrants, according to a new report by the Kauffman Foundation, but this figure is currently in decline.
Business inexperience rather than malice led to underpayment of employees by a NSW pizza franchisee.
The Federal Court has ordered two businesses to pay a total penalty of $1 million for illegal door-to-door selling practices, following action by the ACCC.
The Federal Government is considering tough new standards for innovation patents to stop large companies from abusing Australia’s IP system, admitting weaker patents can “create problems”.
A US start-up accused of intellectual property infringement says it was kicked off Kickstarter just 10 hours before its campaign was due to end, highlighting the potential risks of crowdfunding.
Home-based businesses and other small online retailers have been issued a warning from the payments industry body, which has launched a new program to help combat online card fraud.