Small business calls on banks to absorb cost of Eftpos changes

8:47PM | Monday, 15 August 2011 |  Small business has urged banks to absorb proposed changes to Eftpos charges or else face SMEs shopping around for a better deal, amid warning prices could rise under new plans scheduled to be introduced in October.

Internet set to contribute $70bn to Australian economy by 2016: Report

8:58PM | Wednesday, 3 August 2011 |  Australian businesses are set to gain a $27 billion boost to productivity in 2011 as more companies shift to eCommerce, new figures reveal, with the web tipped to contribute $70 billion to the economy by 2016.

eCommerce uptake higher among regional SMEs: Survey

8:39PM | Tuesday, 2 August 2011 |  eCommerce uptake is higher among regional businesses than city-based businesses, a new survey reveals, while Queensland has the highest percentage of SMEs with an online presence.

Tax breaks on the agenda for October forum

7:44PM | Friday, 29 July 2011 |  Tax breaks and personal tax changes are on the cards for October’s tax forum, but not all industry groups are happy about how the summit is being handled or who is invited.

Small business push for carbon price modelling

7:03PM | Friday, 15 July 2011 |  Industry groups are calling for greater clarity on carbon price policy, claiming the small business sector has been left in limbo with regard to how the tax will impact on bottom lines.

Carbon pricing plan gets mixed small business reaction

7:54PM | Monday, 11 July 2011 | 

Business groups wait for confirmation of $23-a-tonne carbon price

7:31PM | Thursday, 7 July 2011 |  Business groups are eagerly awaiting full details of the carbon tax to be released on Sunday, with reports suggesting the scheme will kick off at $23 per tonne.

Small businesses exempt from fuel hikes under carbon tax

7:43PM | Monday, 4 July 2011 |  Small businesses will be exempt from petrol price increases under Labor’s carbon tax but industry groups are divided over the plan, with some saying it could distort the economy.

Small firms less likely to innovate online: ABS

6:42PM | Friday, 24 June 2011 |  Large businesses are twice as likely to undertake innovative online activity as micro businesses, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.