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B2Bpay solution ‘rewards businesses’ at tax time

Business owners can now look forward to paying their BAS, according to Zenith Payments, with a new online payment platform, B2Bpay, that offers full credit-card points and Qantas frequent-flyer points on all payments made to the Australian Taxation Office. B2Bpay, powered by Zenith, is promoted as an innovative solution that …

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Branded Design forms Branded Group, hires key executives

Sydney-based retail-marketing agency Branded Design has expanded its management team and restructured as Branded Group. Point-of-purchase (POP) industry veterans Ashay Sharma and Carlos Tapia will take key positions in the new structure of Branded. Previously Mr Sharma was managing director and founder of POP Impact and The POS Collective with …

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Small business ombudsman calls for simpler workplace relations

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has released a position paper identifying steps to tackle the complexity of workplace relations for small businesses. “We have had significant consultations with small businesses over the last two years and the overwhelming view is the legislation is far too complicated …

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Industry heads host roundtable discussion on small-business finance

The Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) recently participated in a roundtable discussion about small-business finance convened by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). The meeting was held in Sydney and co-chaired by RBA Governor Philip Lowe, COSBOA Chairman (and Australian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association CEO) Mark McKenzie, and …

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Events: Future Food Brisbane

Food Innovation Australia (FIAL) and Brisbane Marketing are collaborating to bring together the Future Food Brisbane initiative – a series of workshops and events created specifically for the food and agribusiness industry. The program includes: China e-commerce market readiness This workshop is aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding on: China’s …

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GlobalData pushes FMCGs to experiment with voice-recognition technology

Leading data and analytics company, GlobalData says voice-activated devices are becoming a ubiquitous presence in consumers’ lives and the growing market for virtual digital assistants presents new opportunities for retailer and brands. According to GlobalData’s report ForeSights: Voice-Activated Shopping, voice-activated shopping is multi-tasking friendly and can increases the ease and …

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Ombudsman calls for small businesses in trouble with ATO to “contact us”

Small-business owners are advised to urgently contact the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell if they have experienced heavy-handed tactics from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). “Minister for Revenue and Financial Services Kelly O’Dwyer has requested an inquiry into the allegations raised in the joint Fairfax/Four …

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