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How will the economy Impact SMEs in 2017?

How will the economy Impact SMEs in 2017?

September 2016 was a mixed month for the Australian economy, and one that brought both incredible milestones and sudden, unexpected troughs. To begin with, the end of the month saw Australia complete its 100th consecutive quarter without a recession, continuing a 25-year growth streak that is the second highest in history. Given that this period includes the […]

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B2B transactions in Australia’s small business ecosystem worth $204 billion, report suggests

B2B transactions in Australia’s small business ecosystem worth $204 billion, report suggests

New research suggests transactions between small businesses in Australia are worth $204 billion per year.  Commissioned by American Express in support of Shop Small Month, which ends 30 November, The Economy of Shopping Small: Custom Counts report reveals small businesses in Australia source goods and services from 4.4 other small suppliers each month, with an average monthly spend of $8,600 or […]

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B2B transactions in Australia’s small business ecosystem worth $204 billion, report suggests

B2B transactions in Australia’s small business ecosystem worth $204 billion, report suggests

New research suggests transactions between small businesses in Australia are worth $204 billion per year.  Commissioned by American Express in support of Shop Small Month, which ends 30 November, The Economy of Shopping Small: Custom Counts report reveals small businesses in Australia source goods and services from 4.4 other small suppliers each month, with an average monthly spend of $8,600 or […]

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SMEs pessimistic about economy but start-ups forecast revenue growth: MYOB survey

SMEs pessimistic about economy but start-ups forecast revenue growth: MYOB survey

Despite federal election promises of greater support for SMEs, businesses owners remain pessimistic about the Australian economy, with two in five expecting it to worsen in the coming year, the latest MYOB Business Monitor revealed.    The bi-annual national survey of over 1,000 SME operators found that 42% believe the economy will decline over the […]

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Export opportunities await in South Korea for SMEs

Export opportunities await in South Korea for SMEs

South Korea is one of Australia’s closest economic and trading partners, and with its high-income economy, there is a strong market for Australia’s high quality goods and services. For Australian SME exporters thinking about entering the South Korean market, it is important to first identify the opportunities for your business and any potential risks. Opportunities […]

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Australian businesses must pay attention China’s economic slowdown

Australian businesses must pay attention China’s economic slowdown

China’s economic slowdown is forecast to trigger increased trade credit risk in Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region, according to new Atradius research*. The Atradius 2015 Payment Practices Barometer for the Asia Pacific region found that Australia and Indonesia, both of which are heavily dependent on commodity exports to China, were particularly susceptible to […]

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Businesses more confident under Turnbull’s leadership

Businesses more confident under Turnbull’s leadership

A survey of over 1,200 businesses across Australia has revealed that 45 per cent of businesses are more confident under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership with only 11 per cent reporting to be less confident. The report, produced by local services marketplace ServiceSeeking.com.au represents the largest insight into business confidence and economic sentiment this quarter. ServiceSeeking.com.au CEO, […]

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Tech leaders and start ups excited by Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister

Tech leaders and start ups excited by Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister

Tech leaders have expressed new found enthusiasm and excitement following Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment to Prime Minister this week. As a founding director of Australia’s first internet company, OzEmail, Mr Turnbull’s credentials and acumen are expected to deliver a boost to tech start ups across Australia. “He understands the challenges we face in regard to tech disruption […]

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