News
Cautious optimism prevalent amongst shopping centres 14 March, 2013
Businesses looking to boost their sales this year may want to explore the option of taking out a lease in a shopping centre, with new statistics forecasting sales growth amongst retail tenants amid strengthened consumer sentiment.
Only 1 in 5 aware of cyber security breaches 12 March, 2013
Only one in five firms are aware they have experienced a cyber incident in the previous 12 months despite 90 per cent indicating they have security software installed.
Australians ranked no 2 for entrepreneurship 08 March, 2013
Australians are the most entrepreneurial in the world after the United States, with nearly 11 per cent of adults starting a new business.
SMEs unaware of tax rebate changes 07 March, 2013
The majority of small businesses are unaware of changes to the instant asset write-off scheme, despite being announced by the government in 2010 and having entered into force July last year.
Women entrepreneurs double but barriers remain 07 March, 2013
The number of women entrepreneurs has doubled over the past five years, but barriers remain for women taking on senior leadership positions.
Jobs cut as business costs bite 05 March, 2013
Australian businesses don't plan to hire new staff in the coming months and are putting off investments, as the cost of doing business takes its toll.
Cash rate unchanged at March board meeting 05 March, 2013
The cash rate remained unchanged at three per cent at the Reserve Bank's board meeting today.
Office productivity hit by rising administration 26 February, 2013
Rising administration duties are adversely impacting staff productivity, with nearly 60 per cent of Australian workers indicating their current job has excessive administration associated with it, according to a new Canon survey.
Banks loosen the lending tap 25 February, 2013
Businesses are facing a loosening of credit standards, with senior bankers indicating that business lending has become easier for applicants as banks are pressured to increase market share in a stagnant economy.
Businesses kept waiting 52 days for payment 19 February, 2013
An unhealthy cash flow cycle exists among Australian businesses, with 62 per cent of accounts settled late and firms taking on average 52 days to pay their bills, according to the latest Trade Payments Analysis by Dun  & Bradstreet.

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