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Govt throws extra $7.8m at business names register – but will it fix the problems?

5:41PM | Thursday, 16 May 2013 |  A small business group is confident the additional $7.8 million allocated to the National Business Names Register in the 2013 federal budget will fix the problems businesses face with the regime, after the opposition voiced its concern.

Mr Rental ordered to refund $300,000 for unfair contract term

2:40PM | Thursday, 14 February 2013 |  Household goods rental franchise Mr Rental says it has taken “the necessary steps” to satisfy the corporate regulator, which has ordered it to refund more than 1,500 customers because of an unfair contract term.

Government attacked over business name register privacy fears

12:11PM | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 |  The Opposition has accused the Federal Government of breaking “yet another promise” by failing to remedy the issue of home-based business owners’ personal addresses appearing on the National Business Names Register.

Creditors crack down on debt as insolvency level dips

8:01PM | Tuesday, 21 August 2012 |  Small businesses have been warned that creditors are coming down hard on outstanding payments and bad debt, following the release of figures that showed an easing in the number of company collapses.

Home-based businesses raise privacy concerns about new national names register

7:23PM | Friday, 27 July 2012 |  The National Business Name Register only began in late May but is already causing headaches for home-based businesses, which are required to include a physical address on the register.

Five little-known costs that can sting your start-up

5:06PM | Wednesday, 9 May 2012 |  Hidden fees and charges can destroy your small business. Here are the five big bills that are about to hit your mailbox. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Insolvencies hit record level as business expectations flounder

4:32PM | Monday, 30 April 2012 |  Small business insolvencies have reached an unwelcome new high, with business expectations continuing to remain below average, according to new figures.

Kondoot calls on KPMG in $10 million capital raising

4:00AM | Tuesday, 3 April 2012 |  Brisbane start-up Kondoot has secured KPMG as a corporate advisor for its $10 million capital raising.

THE NEWS WRAP: Australian businesses lost $85 million to fraud

3:11AM | Monday, 19 March 2012 |  Australian businesses lost a total of $85 million to fraud last year, according to new figures, with small businesses particularly vulnerable to scams.

National business name register set to kick off on May 28

3:00PM | Friday, 2 March 2012 |  The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released regulatory guidance to help businesses prepare for its new national register of business names.
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