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Energy services provider with more than 50 employees collapses

The alternative energy industry in Australia has been dealt another blow, with the collapse of a company dedicated to helping households and businesses save on energy costs. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Parental leave funds should go to childcare: Productivity Commission

A draft report from the Productivity Commission has questioned the benefits of the federal government’s paid parental leave scheme, recommending some of the funding for the scheme would be better spent if directed to supporting childcare. by Eloise Keating

Small business owners take home smaller pay cheques but can bank on big assets

It may seem like a hard slog to be an Australian small business owner, but research suggests it’s worth it in the end. by Kirsten Robb

Pepkor buys Jan Cameron’s Postie Plus out of administration

Embattled New Zealand retail chain Postie Plus is set join the business group that’s home to Australian discount department stores Best & Less and Harris Scarfe. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 17 July 2014

60-year-old regional manufacturing giant collapses

A textile manufacturing company that has been operating in the Victorian regional city of Wangaratta for more than 60 years has collapsed into liquidation due to the offshoring of government contracts and an increasingly competitive market. by Broede Carmody

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Why this SME owner called it quits over a bad debt and is warning others about ‘merchant chargebacks’

Graphic designer Diane Kennedy is warning SME owners about the danger of ‘merchant chargebacks’ after a bad debt from an international client saw her call it quits and sell her small business. by Kirsten Robb

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Administrators in bid to sell collapsed $4.5 million manufacturer

The administrators of a collapsed manufacturer of timber windows and doors have advertised the business for sale. by Cara Waters

Monday, 30 June 2014

Mastering cash flow management – AKA saving your house and marriage

It’s a good time of the year for SMEs to look at how they have performed over another long business year, especially in terms of cash flow. by Kevin Moore

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Chilli situation as Mexican restaurant chain with 80 employees collapses

A major Queensland-based restaurant empire of gelato bars, Mexican and Sri Lankan cuisine has collapsed, leaving investors hungry for answers. by Andrew Sadauskas
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