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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.

Business leaders call Labor’s rapid small business minister rotation “appalling”

3:11PM | Tuesday, 26 March 2013 |  Small business leaders around Australia are concerned the appointment of Gary Gray as the sixth small business minister under the current government creates further uncertainty about the direction of small business policy in Australia.

COSBOA tells govt to “get out of the way” ahead of HomeBiz Connect

2:06PM | Wednesday, 6 February 2013 |  A small business group wants fewer regulations but more support for home-based businesses, which are being touted as “the way to Asia”, ahead of the HomeBiz Connect program.

Coalition unveils small business disaster loan plan

2:54PM | Monday, 4 February 2013 |  The Coalition has revealed a policy for small business emergency assistance, including concessional loans of up to $100,000, with a business group now hopeful the party will unveil costed policies in other areas.

Election announcement welcomed by business as focus turns to policy

1:40PM | Wednesday, 30 January 2013 |  Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s surprise announcement about this year’s federal election has been welcomed by the business community for giving “certainty” to small firms.

Businesses unfazed by surplus pledge backflip

12:31PM | Friday, 21 December 2012 |  Business groups have downplayed the Federal Government’s concession the budget is unlikely to return to surplus in 2012-13, with one group describing the move as “neither here nor there”.

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.

NSW Government (finally) moves to formalise small business commissioner role

11:48PM | Thursday, 22 November 2012 |  The NSW Government has introduced legislation to establish the state’s first small business commissioner as a statutory officer, more than a year after the role was created and filled.

Govt highlights role of innovation in Asian Century white paper

10:32PM | Monday, 29 October 2012 |  Business groups have praised the Federal Government for the goals outlined in the Australia in the Asian Century white paper, including a vision to transform Australia’s innovation system.

Single, 40-something men most likely to go bankrupt: Report

9:50PM | Friday, 7 September 2012 |  Single men in their 40s are most likely to go bankrupt, new research shows, but a small business expert says this is due to men’s aversion to ask for help as much as their risk-taking nature.
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