Despite a seemingly never-ending series of challenges over recent years, Australia’s small and family businesses continue to make a massive contribution to our nation and our communities. These are great people in plain sight, and we see them everywhere, every day.
It has been a tough year for small and family businesses coping with cost-of-living pressures not just on themselves, but their customers.
Across our economy, small business merchants are paying higher fees and charges on electronic transactions than they otherwise should, worth a staggering $1 billion a year!
Small and family business owners are increasingly shouldering more risk for less reward as compounding regulations and economic challenges hit businesses.
The review of the Payment Times Reporting Act by Dr Craig Emerson found there has been no significant improvement by big business to pay their small business customers in a timely way, sadly echoing the woeful performance that we have been calling out.
We’ve reached a significant milestone – receiving our 40,000th request for assistance.
We have launched the Small Business Matters report to celebrate the massive contribution to our nation by small and family businesses.
This month we will celebrate World Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (MSME Day) on 27 June.
It’s a terrific opportunity to say thank you to the enterprising women and men who are the lifeblood of our communities.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson says the 2023-24 Budget helps small businesses with contemporary challenges.
We all have an important duty to make sure the entrepreneurial ecosystem is supportive of enterprising women and men, of opportunities to grow and nourish small and family businesses...