MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO – MAY 2019

LINKEDIN/BROADCAST: After many years of producing the Broadcast we are overtaken by the technology of social media in our case ‘LinkedIn, Hence, with the growing success of our LinkedIn site, and soon to be Facebook site, we are discontinuing the production of our Broadcast with this edition, which will be our last. Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cosba/?viewAsMember=true   SMALL BUSINESS DISTRESS: We …

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO – APRIL 2019

LINKEDIN. In addition to our Broadcast and the Blog on our web site we now have a LinkedIn site with regular postings. Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cosba/?viewAsMember=true   MORTGAGE BROKERS: With reference to an article published by SmartCompany on 17 March 2019 under the heading ‘Mortgage brokers rejoice as coalition backflips on trail commission ban,’ reports: “In what can only be considered …

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO – MARCH 2019

HAYNE: ‘NO’ TO SME REFORM: The feedback on the Hayne Royal Commission form key small business organisations reported by SmartCompany 5.2.19, is that he “did not go far enough/disappointed” and “10% change, 90% continue as you were.” And, despite Small business ombudsman Kate Carnell calling (The Australian, 31.1.19) on “the Hayne royal commission, policymakers and regulators to work harder to …

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO – FEBRUARY 2019

ELECTRICITY a ticking time-bomb: By the time this edition of the Broadcast is published the heat will indeed be the McGowan Government over power prices. In an opinion piece by Paul Murray published in The West Australian on 2 January 2019 under the heading ‘Heat is on McGowan Government over power prices’, he said: “There are few things more important …

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO – JANUARY 2019

INDEPENDENT SMALL BUSINESS TAX APPEAL SYSTEM: An article was published by Robert Gottliebsen in The Australian on 29.11.18 under the heading ‘’Morrison government takes steps to remove tax blight’ (copied below), in which the report states in part: “Under the government plan, appeals now go to a dedicated Small Business Taxation Division within the Administrative Appeals Tribunal — totally separate …

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO – DECEMBER 2018

CoSBA WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS: The Master Painters Association who together with the Master Plumbers Association were joint members for a number of years. We welcome them back as a member in their own right. Additionally, Associate Members: Tieline Research Pty Ltd, Rod Henderson; Knight Management Services Pty Ltd, Stephen Knight SMALL BUSINESS WARNING: As outlined in Greg Brown’s article below …

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO – NOVEMBER 2018

NEW BOARD MEMBERS: Having opened up our membership to Associate Members CoSBA has welcomed to the Board two Associate Members: Seedat Lawyers Pty Ltd (Perth), Kassem Seedat and Clearwater Workplace Solutions (Bunbury), Rob Littlewood. CONGRATULATIONS: On the 7th of October 2018 the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. was Awarded Best Metro BEC in Australia. The BEC is a member of CoSBA …

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO – AUGUST 2018

DEMISE OF SMALL BUSINESS VOICE: It is with profound concern that small business organisations, traditionally the voice of small business, in particular, business associations, chambers of commerce and industry associations are experiencing a demise in their membership numbers, while more significantly recently some have ceased to exist. Conversely, at the same time new networking organisations, that are not voices for …

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO – JULY 2018

ATO SMALL BUSINESS CLAIMS TRIBUNAL: In the compelling report below, copied in full, Robert Gottliebsen sets out the history of the battle to get a fair go from the Australian Taxation Office for small business and why under the heading ‘We’re on the brink of a tax revolution’. He believes “there is a very good chance we will get a …

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO – May 2018

ENGINE ROOM HUB (ERH): WA’s first dynamic online business community and a trusted source of support for entrepreneurs who are running, growing or starting a business and supported by CoSBA was launched on 30 May 2018. The platform gives businesses a chance to connect, learn and grow.  Straddling both the digital space and the world of human interaction, it will provide genuine promotion and …