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Tax Concessions for Small Business and Startups

Tax Concessions for Small Business and Startups

On the 26th of August, the first of the proposed legislative changes were passed by the Federal Government to begin the implementation of its 2015 budget package for Small Businesses and Start ups.

Small business update: Good news for small business

Small business update: Good news for small business

There have been a number of legal developments in the small business sector which should be welcomed as wins for small business operators.  This alert provides a summary of three of those developments that are particularly relevant following the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s release of its Small Business in Focus report for the six months to June 2015.

Federal Budget 2015: Small Business and Startups

Federal Budget 2015: Small Business and Startups

The Federal Government has announced as part of its 2015 Federal Budget, a $5.5 billion package for business which is aimed to encourage entrepreneurship, growth and the creation of jobs. Small Business, being entities that that have an annual turnover of less than $2 million, make up 90 percent of incorporated business and have been the winners in the 2015 Budget. 

Tips for dealing with social media in small business

Tips for dealing with social media in small business

Social media has changed the way that businesses interact with their customers.  Whether the business is small or large, starting up or well established, social media provides a powerful tool to engage with customers.  With advances in technology comes risk, and some businesses are understandably concerned about the way that social media could impact upon their business.

Changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct

Changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct

On 1 January 2015, the current Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) will be repealed and replaced with an updated Code. The changes will affect all franchised businesses and this alert summarises that five key changes to the Code.