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Export grant open for small business 26 September, 2012
Businesses wishing to export now have an incentive to do so, in the form of the Export Marketing Development Grant, which aims to provide financial assistance to existing or aspiring exporters.
Adverse economic conditions the main reason for business bankruptcy 24 September, 2012
The primary cause of business-related bankruptcy is cited as economic conditions affecting the industry, according to the latest statistics released by the Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia.
Small businesses record five per cent sales growth 20 September, 2012
Small businesses recorded sales growth of nearly five per cent year-on-year in August 2012, and by more than three per cent over the year to the three months to August.
Quarterly tax return a welcome boost for innovative firms 20 September, 2012
Small businesses will have an additional reason to undertake research and development, in the form of a quarterly tax return for businesses involved in innovation.
Privacy reform laws passed by the House of Representatives 18 September, 2012
Privacy reform laws have now been passed by the House of Representatives. The reforms will make it easier and fairer for small businesses to access credit, through the reporting of additional information on consumer credit files.
Retailers rejoice at potential GST changes to online parcels 17 September, 2012
Retailers have rejoiced at new findings from a government taskforce report reviewing the potential reduction of the GST threshold.
12,000 regulations removed for small business 14 September, 2012
Legislation today passed saw the removal of about 12,000 regulations for small businesses, helping SMEs become more efficient and competitive.
Stephen Koukoulas joins Dun & Bradstreet as Economic Advisor 06 September, 2012
Dun  & Bradstreet today announced the appointment of Mr Stephen Koukoulas as the company's Economic Advisor in Australia and New Zealand.
Retailers fix hopes on bumper Christmas 03 September, 2012
Retailers are preparing for a surge in consumer spending over the Christmas period, with sales expectations for the December quarter climbing to a 12-year high and profit expectations now out of negative territory, according to the latest D&B Business Expectations Survey.
Online shopping remains local while group buying declines 04 September, 2012
Online retailers who fear losing sales to international companies may have one less thing to worry about, with a new survey revealing nearly 70 per cent of online shopping occurs with local businesses.

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