What might unlock the potential of Australian SMEs to thrive in a digital economy?

The Department of Industry, Innovation & Science are currently engaged in a discovery project to better understand the barriers and benefits to adopting digital technologies for small and medium businesses (SMEs).  Seventeen interviews have been completed, and many have been micro and small businesses. The Department is now looking for Queensland businesses that are beyond […]

Small retailers own 37% of online spend

Small online retailers represent 37% of total online retail sales over the past 12 months, according to a report by Quantium. Though growth rates vary month-to-month, small online retail spending is trending much higher than past periods, tracking an estimated 22.2% higher than a year ago. These retailers are primarily based in Personal & Recreational, […]

NAB Online Retail Sales Index released

The National Australia Bank has released the Online Retail Sales Index: Indepth Report for June 2016 showing that online sales are surging, however bricks and mortar stores are still pulling ahead. At a glance the online retail spend in Australia is $20.1 billion while bricks and mortar equates to $296.9 billion. Although NSW has come […]

Federal Budget lends helping hand to SME’s

On May 3, 2016, Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison MP handed down the Federal Government’s 2016/17 Budget. This is the third budget for the current Coalition Liberal-National Government and the first for Scott Morrison. This budget is critical to the formation of the economic plan that will be taken to the upcoming election, to be held […]

NSW doubles recycling rebate for SME’s

The NSW Government has doubled the recycling rebate available for small and medium enterprises (SME’s) to assist with purchases of small-scale recycling equipment. Under the Bin Trim Business Grants Program, businesses may be eligible for free advice and funding support to help waste less and recycle more. If you business employs between one and 199 […]