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What does the debate about the ETS mean for small business? 25 November, 2009
While the debates rage in both Federal Parliament and the respective party rooms about the future of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)  and the consequent Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) what will it mean for your business if the impending legislation is passed through parliament? We have heard about big business and the invidual but what concessions, if any, are intended for smaller firms?
Fair work website makes it easy for small business to understand new IR laws 24 November, 2009
Australia's SMEs can now access free information which will enable them to better understand their rights under the Fair Work Act.    The Fair Work for Small Business website incorporate quick and easy-to-understand information to assist SMEs to navigate the new laws.
Small business owners: not the happiest customers of the big four banks 19 November, 2009
A recent survey of 3,500 Australian small businesses by the Roy Morgan research group has found that small business owners are less satisfied with their banks than other Australians.
Number of firms at risk falls as economic recovery kicks into gear 19 November, 2009
The number of Australian firms facing potential distress in the year ahead has fallen by around 500 in recent months, in a demonstration that the economic recovery is kicking into gear in Australia.
Small business support line is helping Australia's SMEs 18 November, 2009
A free service offering small business advice and support over the phone has been given a tick of approval by callers.
Lightbulb moment turning into thecentury of the light-emitting diode 17 November, 2009
CUTTER Electronics has caught the crest of a wave that doesn't look like subsiding. Just when the world was looking for lighting that lasts longer, uses less power and generates fewer greenhouse emissions, Cutter was there to supply it.
Information software withserious international clout 10 November, 2009
POLICE forces around the worlduse it to track fraudsters andmanage intelligence on terrorists.Market researchers use it todevelop communication programsto help Australian farmersmanage climate variability.
As fluctuating dollar bites, Beacon still a leading light 05 November, 2009
THE roller-coaster Australian dollar has been wreaking havoc on the plans and performance of many Australian companies. Beacon Lighting is no exception.
Two of the four big banks pass on the rate rise to SMEs 04 November, 2009
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) raised the official interest rate by 0.25 basis points to 3.50 percent at yesterday's meeting, the second consecutive monthly rise, and two of the four big banks have followed suit, passing the rate rise on to small and medium business.
Australian businesses to face further difficulties accessing credit 28 October, 2009
Australian firms are hurting each other and setting themselves up to be locked out of the credit market or to face action from the tax office as a result of the way they are prioritising payments. A new study released today by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) reveals that 66 percent of firms are prepared to miss supplier payments if they are unable to pay all their accounts and a further 15 percent are prepared to a miss a tax payment.

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