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Bruce Billson releases crowdsourced equity options; Retail sales jump in June: Midday Roundup

Businesses have come out in support of proposals to make it easier to access capital through crowdsourced equity funding after it was outlined in a consultation paper released by Small Business Minister Bruce Billson today. by Renee Thompson and Eloise Keating

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Getting free trade right can be good for workers and exporters

Agreement on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership could come as early as this week, with negotiations now focused on “the last few issues,” according to Trade Minister Andrew Robb. by Tim Harcourt

US Abercrombie & Fitch launches Australian-themed brand

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South Australia has timely debate but SMEs aren’t clock watchers

South Australian premier Jay Weatherill has won the support of big business by pushing ahead with plans to change the state’s time zone to match Melbourne and Sydney. by Broede Carmody

“Sharing economy is not just a tech trend”

The rise of Uber, Airbnb is no passing fad, according to Rachel Botsman, the author and founder of the Collaborative Lab. by Cara Waters

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

State budget round-up: Where is the best place to operate a business in Australia?

SMEs were among the big winners in this year’s budget thanks to a $5.5 billion small business and jobs package, but the policy decisions and allocation of funding by state governments in their budgets can have an equally important impact on your business’s bottom line. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

New push for entrepreneurship visa

StartupAUS is turning its attention to policy measures that it believes can strengthen Australia’s startup ecosystem, starting with entrepreneurship visas. by Kye White

Small business takes the back seat at ALP conference

Small business issues were not high on the agenda at Labor’s national conference over the weekend, in stark contrast to Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech. by Broede Carmody

Monday, 27 July 2015

Coles and Woolies: super heroes or bad guys?

A new code of conduct promises greater protections for suppliers of Australia's big two supermarkets. by Broede Carmody
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