Australia/New Zealand Small Business News Round-up – 18/06/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from Australia and New Zealand:

  • Act now on bad debts: SMALL businesses need to act now to decide if bad debts are recoverable or should be written off, debt collection agency Prushka says.
  • Small business tax plan: SMALL business owners could be given the option of being taxed as individuals instead of as companies, under a proposal the government is considering.
  • Small business owners expect ‘modest’ growth: Most owners of private businesses in this country are aiming for modest organic growth, but most are wary of initiatives that could lead to accelerated growth, a new survey shows. The ANZ bank said its Privately-Owned Business…
  • IT services SMEs score with NSW scheme: >The NSW government has launched a new online ICT services accreditation scheme for vendors — a move that could give SMEs a headstart in the lucrative government market.
  • Small business unhappy at Rudd no-show: PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has been ticked off by the small-business sector for failing to attend its annual summit. Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia (COSBOA) chief executive Tony Steven today expressed disappointment that Mr Rudd, who is visiting Japan, could not attend.
  • Small business makes a big splash: MANY would be aware of the Australian movie Kenny that hit our cinemas in 2006. It proved to be a popular and, by Australian standards, highly successful film. But the mark of a successful Australian film is not making millions, but only that the investors get their money back.

As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.

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