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Bankwest and American Express team

In a national first, small businesses no longer need to negotiate both bank and American Express credit-card pricing for their merchant point-of-sale transactions. As part of an agreement between CBA and American Express, Bankwest customers will be able to benefit from Amex being included in existing small-merchant plans for businesses. …

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Good mental health critical to business success

Small-business operators have been urged to take as much care of their mental health and wellbeing as they do of cashflow and serving customers. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has published online resources and links to raise awareness of wellbeing issues and warning signs. Ombudsman Kate Carnell says …

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ePif set to drive efficiencies through food-and-grocery value chain

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has launched the first element under the AFGC Authorised Food Data System initiative, which is harnessing digital disruption to empower companies to source and manage information on their products better. AFGC CEO Tanya Barden says the element, ePIF, provides a technological asset for …

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Payment problems cause business survival concerns

More than half of Australian businesses struggling with payment innovation have severe concerns about near-term survival, according to research released by American Express. The research found 59 per cent of companies yet to widely modernise payment practices were at significant risk of failing in the next three years, while another …

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Australian SMEs have say in policy making

A Small Business Association of Australia (SBAA) summit this week aimed to provide a framework for a fairer, level playing field for Australian SMEs, with those attending given the opportunity for input in the blueprint for policy-making for SMEs. The summit (May 30-31) at the Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast …

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Compliance for SMEs a must by EOFY

The federal Government is urging SMEs to ensure workplace compliance by the end of the financial year on June 30. In a statement, Employsure, an employment-regulations and work, health and safety service, recently reminded Australian SMEs to guarantee they are meeting their legal requirements, including all the changes to wage …

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Nielsen links with Google to help marketers measure digital-media ROI

Nielsen has been included in Google’s Marketing Mix Model Partner program, enabling the market-research company to collect Google advertising impression and spend data directly from the search engine in a standardised, granular and accurate way. According to Nielsen, the inclusion combines the power of its marketing-mix modelling capabilities and Google’s …

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Appscore recognised for Crossmark staff app

Australia-based mobile-first technology business, Appscore, took home three trophies from the 2017 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for its work on Australia Post, Etihad Stadium and Crossmark apps. Appscore won a Bronze award for the SnapIt app created for Australia Post, and Silver awards for its work on Etihad Stadium’s Medallion Club …

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Dashing launches global shopper technology

Dashing Group has struck two exclusive partnerships with leading global retail specialists to launch innovative shopper technology that it says will engage customers, deliver enhanced in-store experiences, and analyse the consumers’ path to purchase. The Sydney-based print, technology and design business will introduce a real-time shopper-engagement platform, called Darius, to …

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ABML delivers data synchronisation

GS1 Australia has officially certified technology solutions provider ABML’s UBFG1 software for interoperability with trading partners using the National Product Catalogue (NPC). The NPC certification program, conducted by GS1 Australia, is designed to recognise a product’s ability to meet the NPC supplier and data source requirements from all engaged industry …

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