News
Small businesses to win from changes to R&D tax support 18 February, 2013
Small to medium firms are set to benefit from changes to tax incentives for research and development following the government's announcement yesterday to remove big business eligibility.
Innovation grants now open 14 February, 2013
Do you have an innovative idea you want to sell but don't have the funding to do so? Here are several grants, offered through Commercialisation Australia, which may be perfect for you.
Australia in top 6 for acquisition deals 13 February, 2013
Australia recorded the sixth highest volume of acquisition deals in 2012 compared to the rest of the world, ahead of China but beaten by the US, UK and India.
Australian businesses less confident than Indonesian, Malaysian firms 11 February, 2013
Confidence amongst Australian small businesses remains low, with more than a third of firms not expecting their business to grow in 2013, compared with Indonesian and Malaysian firms.
Rates on hold at RBA's February meeting 05 February, 2013
As widely predicted by the country's economists, the Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the official cash rate unchanged at 3 per cent.
Profit expectations slide as businesses anticipate reduced activity 05 February, 2013
Australian businesses have pulled back their profit expectations for the coming months as they anticipate modest sales activity, difficult trading conditions and subdued consumer activity.
ACCC releases small business report 05 February, 2013
Small businesses complained the most about consumer protection-related issues such as misleading conduct and false representations in the second half of 2012, a new study from the ACCC has found.
Chris Bowen appointed as new Small Business Minister 04 February, 2013
Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has just been appointed Federal Small Business Minister, replacing Brendan O'Connor in a cabinet reshuffle.
Conservative consumers dampen business prospects 30 January, 2013
Small businesses may see a dampening in retail activity over the next quarter as consumers continue to embrace financial conservatism amid the current period of moderate economic growth, with almost half of consumers less likely to spend money on non-essential items.
Human capital the key focus for national panel 30 January, 2013
Improving the quality of Australia's workforce has emerged as a key focus of the newly-created National Panel for Economic Reform, which hosted their first meeting in Canberra yesterday.

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