4 tips for a perfect LinkedIn profile photo

News Corp Australia Network/The West Australian, 12 May 2021 Carlii Lyon says a good head shot can make all the difference. John Appleyard Credit: News Corp Australia PHOTOS increasingly are being used as a tool for workers to stand out from the crowd, whether on professional social media, an email account or company website. A well-styled, well-lit and well-framed head …

‘A 7.5 star budget’: Small business advocates welcome tax relief but say more is needed to help SMEs digitise

SmartCompany, May 12, 2021 COSBOA chief Peter Strong. Source: supplied. Small business advocates have cast their verdict on whether the federal budget unveiled on Tuesday goes far enough to support small and medium businesses. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the budget on Tuesday night, calling it an outline to secure Australia’s economic recovery by creating more jobs. Given small businesses employ …

Budget 2021: New franchise disclosure registry to be established as Ombudsman’s office gets more funding

SmartCompany, May 11, 2021 The federal government appears to be listening to ongoing concerns in the franchise sector, using the budget to announce plans for a new mandatory franchise disclosure registry to help prospective franchisees access the information they need before signing up to a new franchise agreement. The new registry comes amid a broader focus on dispute resolution for …

Budget 2021: $8 million for campaign to promote small and family-owned businesses

Eloise Keating SmartCompany, May 11, 2021 Small Business Minister Stuart Robert. Source: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas. Australians will again be urged to continue supporting small and family-owned businesses in their local areas, with the federal government setting aside another $8 million to fund a nationwide ‘shop local’ campaign. Small Business Minister Stuart Robert announced the two-year campaign in a media statement …

Budget 2021: Plenty for SMEs in big-spending, election budget bonanza

SmartCompany, May 11, 2021 Department of Treasury in Canberra. Source: AAP/Lukas Coch. Australia’s small and medium businesses are among the winners in this year’s budget, which puts skills and training, the digital economy and dispute resolution front and centre. The budget tackles some much-needed areas of concern for small business owners, while at the same time extending the SME-friendly policies …

Federal Budget 2021: Business in driver’s seat of COVID recovery

The West Australian, 11 May 2021 Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has delivered a solid Budget for businesses. Credit: Gary Ramage Newswire/News Corp Australia The Morrison Government’s Budget push to put business in the driver’s seat of the pandemic recovery has been backed by WA’s peak industry body but it also warns further investment incentives are needed to diversify the economy. Chamber …

Budget 2021: Growth dividend from $20.7bn ’tradie’ tax relief

The Australian on May 11, 2021 The federal government is expecting an attractive growth and jobs dividend from a $20.7bn investment in tax relief for small to mid-sized businesses which has been extended for two years, most of it directed at boosting last year’s popular full expensing and loss carry-back provisions. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the government’s investment incentives were …

Small business gives budget an ‘A-minus’

The Australian on 11 May 2021. Small Business Australia Executive Bill Lang has said he gives the federal budget an “A-minus” when it comes to helping SMEs navigate the post-COVID economy. Mr Lang said the improving employment rate and continued tax cuts for individuals will help to generate confidence and cash for Australians to spend in small businesses across the …

Small business ombudsman welcomes budget proposal for SMEs to pause debt recovery action in the AAT

SmartCompany, May 11, 2021 Source: AAP/Tracey Nearmy Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has called the government’s move to allow small businesses to apply to halt tax office debt recovery in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal “a positive step”. Ahead of Tuesday’s budget, the Morrison government announced it will allow businesses engaged in debt disputes in the Administrative …