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Shop Small campaign to support local businesses comes to Australia

11:00AM | Friday, 1 November 2013 |  Shop Small, a national movement to promote and celebrate local small business owners is coming to Australia this November.

Small business owners struggling with tax and at risk of major fines

6:09PM | Tuesday, 18 June 2013 |  Small business owners are running serious financial risks due to knowledge gaps about tax, new research has found.

Young entrepreneurs trump older bosses in profit stakes: Report

9:30PM | Tuesday, 25 September 2012 |  Companies run by young entrepreneurs are more likely to make a profit than those run by older business owners, new research shows, although a lack of industry knowledge remains a major roadblock for tyros.

Australian consumers will spend 12% more for good service, survey shows

7:21PM | Thursday, 12 July 2012 |  Australian consumers are willing to spend an average 12% more for excellent service, according to an American Express report, but 40% of consumers say Australian businesses miss the mark.

American Express to plough $100 million into digital start-ups

11:40PM | Friday, 11 November 2011 |  American Express has unveiled plans to invest $100 million in eCommerce-based start-ups, with the credit card giant set to accept applications from around the world.

Female entrepreneurs more likely to use social media: Report

11:27PM | Thursday, 10 November 2011 |  Female business owners are 6% more likely than their male counterparts to use at least one form of social media in their business, according to a new study released by American Express.

Aussie businesses falling down on customer service: Survey

7:24PM | Thursday, 28 July 2011 |  A third of Australian consumers believe businesses pay less attention to giving good customer service in the current economic climate, according to a new global survey.

Foursquare deal with LivingSocial set to boost retailers

7:20PM | Thursday, 14 July 2011 |  Location-based social networking site Foursquare has partnered with American Express to distribute coupons on behalf of five major group-buying companies, including LivingSocial.

Eight in 10 start-ups in the dark over tax deductions: report

6:00AM | Wednesday, 29 June 2011 |  Eight in 10 start-ups do not know what constitutes an allowable tax deduction, new figures reveal, suggesting tomorrow will be a fraught end of financial year for many emerging companies.

SMEs fail to protect against currency fluctuations: Report

5:37PM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 |  A new survey reveals 60% of Australian businesses say at least a quarter of their business has an international focus, yet only 39% have a strategy in place to protect themselves against the fluctuating Australian dollar.