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.
The Australian Bankers Association is under pressure to adopt a small business banking code of conduct or face new regulations.
A recruitment expert has warned start-ups to tread carefully with regard to casual staff, after a survey revealed more than a third of employers have increased their use of temporary workers over the past 12 months.
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.
US-based Australian entrepreneurs have offered a mixed response to the re-election of US President Barack Obama, who eclipsed Republican rival Mitt Romney yesterday in a bitterly fought contest.
The Council of Small Business of Australia is in turmoil after its annual general meeting last week, with Ken Phillips resigning as chair after the council's accounts were unable to be signed off.
Australia is the second easiest place in the world to start a business, according to a new report by the World Bank, but drops back to 10th place when it comes to the ease of doing business.
A WA childcare business has been fined almost $20,000 in fines for pressuring a pregnant employee into resigning.
The Federal Government has frozen funding for small business support services while telling people the process was ongoing.
The tech sector has told the Federal Government that regulations need to change if Australia wants to have its own Silicon Valley.
Nearly three quarters of Australian small businesses spend longer complying with regulations than they did two years ago, according to a new study.
Business inexperience rather than malice led to underpayment of employees by a NSW pizza franchisee.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a franchise program in a bid to strengthen the sector, teaching franchisors how to best promote compliance with workplace laws.
A two-year-old travel advice website has scored a victory against Google, with the search engine giant reinstating Rusty Compass' AdSense account and repaying the $131 it had withheld following a months-long drama.
More than a third of small businesses believe Australia’s economy has worsened in the last six months, new research shows, while less than a quarter are unaware of a new tax write-off.
The launch of the Federal Government’s Personal Property Securities Register will impact day-to-day business procedures, documentation, systems and risk management, an expert says.
Newly-appointed Small Business Minister Mark Arbib has downplayed the level of concern among small businesses over the carbon tax, identifying rents and payroll tax as more important.
Tech giants Apple and Zynga are among the top five trademark “bullies”, according to new data, which identifies companies involved in the highest number of trademark infringement cases.
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