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:
- Vodafone Australia provide full service to small business: VODAFONE Australia has branched out from the mobile phone market, revealing yesterday it will provide full telecommunications services for small to medium businesses.
- Outsourcing IT makes small-business sense: FACED with the challenges of running a small business, growing numbers of owners are opting to rid themselves of one of the biggest: their information technology systems.
- Small business becomes less taxing with new concessions: SMALL businesses can potentially access up to 13 new tax concessions following wide-ranging changes effective from July 1.
- New predatory pricing laws no silver bullet for small business: New laws to make it cheaper and easier for small business to defend themselves against predatory pricing won’t provide a quick-fix for business bullying, experts and business groups say.
- Little fish in a big pond: Yahia al Safwani is a fighter, shown by his expression as he describes his 15 years owning a small business in New Zealand.
- Govt is big new risk for equities: The new Labor Government has become a key risk factor for investors interested in putting money into Australian stocks, a global asset manager has said.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.