According to the responses of over 1,000 Australian consumers and 400 small to medium businesses, contactless is now the preferred payment method for 51% of consumers, compared to cash (24%) or debit/ credit card payment with PIN (22%).
5G mobile networks offer more than just faster download speeds on mobile devices.
A recent spate of sophisticated scams targeting Australian small and medium business owners has cast a spotlight on email fraud and cyber crime.
As a startup or small to medium business, you might be eligible for a range of Australian and state government incentives to give you a leg up and accelerate your growth. We’ve listed the top eight Australian Federal Government and state specific grants and incentives your business may be eligible for, and how to apply.
With one phone call Michelle Joosse, CEO of IT services company HotlineIT, saved their business over $1,300 (based on a $337 per quarter bill saving) in office electricity costs.
In a potentially major shake up of Australia's business registration system, a recently released Treasury consultation paper has put forward a range of proposals to the long standing ABN system, which include the potential for a renewal process and fee.
There’s a lot of debate about whether it’s better to flick off the switch or leave lights running when you leave a room. A debate that’s particularly of interest if you regularly compare electricity and gas prices – or are looking into electricity plans with the hope of finding the best electricity deals.
There’s no doubt that running a business costs a lot of money. There’s rent, salary, payroll expenses, taxes, utilities, property maintenance, the cost of goods, training, hiring, and more. When money gets tight, many businesses tend to look at the big expenses first as a way to cut costs and tighten the purse strings. However, this can have a detrimental effect on the business. Often, the first expense to go is the human capital expense: people lose their jobs. But there are plenty of other ways to cut costs without having to let people go when things slow down or seem to be coming to an end for your company. Here are some energy consumption tips to help you make the most of your hard-earned dollar in your company.
Price hikes and an uncertain energy market has already been having a crazy /negative effect or impact on businesses and their bottom line. With the top energy retailers Energy Australia and Origin predicting increase in power prices up to 14.9% and AGL announcing an increase of 9.5% for the Victorian market in January 2018, your business could be in for an even ruder bill shock.
Australia’s largest energy retailer AGL has announced plans to increase power prices in the new year. This comes on the back of a recent predictions from EnergyAustralia and Origin Energy, who recently foreshadowed new year default power price hikes of 14.4 to 14.9 per cent.