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High growth SMEs to get a boost from Business Growth Fund

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The ASBFEO Kate Carnell says high growth SMEs will get the boost they need, with the big four banks backing the $540 million Australian Business Growth Fund.

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Deregulation Agenda to reduce burden on small business

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the federal government’s new measures announced as part of its Deregulation Agenda.

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Ombudsman calls for better protections of employee wages

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is calling on the federal government to make it easier for Australians’ wages to be paid on time.

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Small businesses in financial trouble urged to seek help early

Monday, November 18, 2019

In reviewing early feedback, it is clear that small businesses experiencing financial difficulties are often leaving it too late to seek help.

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Small businesses urged to give feedback on franchising sector

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has called for regulatory reform in the franchising sector that encourages genuine cooperation between franchisors and franchisees.

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E-invoicing policy to fast-track payment times to small businesses

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the federal government’s move to pay e-invoices within five days or pay interest on late payments.

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Scales of justice tip towards small business: Ombudsman

Monday, November 4, 2019

Ombudsman Kate Carnell welcomed the government’s response to the review of the treatment of small business tax cases under the scheme for Compensation for Detriment Caused by Defective Administration.

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Ombudsman seeks contact with financial planning small businesses

Monday, November 4, 2019

Ombudsman Kate Carnell wants to hear from small and family enterprises being exited from financial planning businesses.

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