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Ombudsman: e-invoicing will improve small business cash flow

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Ombudsman Kate Carnell today welcomed Treasury’s public consultation on how e-invoicing arrangements can be best managed, saying it makes small businesses more productive by streamlining payments and improving cash flow.

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SME tax cuts will increase employment and business investment

Friday, October 12, 2018

Ombudsman Kate Carnell welcomes Coalition and Opposition support for fast tracked tax cuts for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), saying it will mean more jobs and a boost in investment.

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Positive mental health key to business success

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

“Today marks World Mental Health Day; a timely reminder for Australian small businesses and family enterprises to assess their work practices and culture,” Ombudsman Kate Carnell said.

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Small business will be disappointed with Royal Commission interim report: Ombudsman

Friday, September 28, 2018

Ombudsman says there will be a lot of disappointed small businesses who were adversely affected by aggressive bank behaviour and have not received adequate consideration from the Royal Commission so far.

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RBA small business finance report backs Ombudsman’s recommendations

Friday, September 21, 2018

Small business owners and start-ups are still finding it difficult to access finance to start or grow their businesses, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) latest bulletin, Access to Small Business Finance...

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Celebrating Australia’s family businesses

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

With more than 1.4 million family businesses operating in Australia, today is a timely reminder to recognise and celebrate the contribution they make to the nation’s economy.

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Ombudsman welcomes extension to crowdfunding eligibility

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ombudsman Kate Carnell today welcomed the passing of legislation to extend crowdfunding eligibility.

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Guide to borrowing from fintech lenders released

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The ASBFEO and today released a guide to help small to medium enterprise (SME) owners better understand the ‘ins and outs’ of borrowing from fintech lenders.

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