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:
- Regulators ‘poor communicators’: POOR communication with regulators is adding to the burden on business, and can prevent small business from entering markets, the Productivity Commission said.
- Start-up funding: Investments groups Sparkbox and K1W1 have launched a start-up fund for entrepreneurs from business incubator The Icehouse. Icehouse chief executive Andrew Hamilton says the fund will help start-up entrepreneurs with promising ideas..
- Buzz builds for local start-ups:While something like 85 per cent of all venture capital in the United States is now being funnelled into cleantech, there is plenty else going on in New Zealand to get investors excited. Cleantech makes up only a small percentage…
- 13 online trends from the Smart50: Many of the fastest-growing entrepreneurs on the Smart50 are using their websites to grow revenue, reduce costs and improve productivity. AMANDA GOME reveals the 13 trends, tricks and hints from these web-savvy businesses.
- Small business boss steps down: AN external appointment is expected to be made to replace the departing chief executive of Council of Small Business of Australia, Tony Steven, who is stepping down.
- Pay-outs may hurt small business:SMALL business will be hit hard if they are required to pay redundancies under proposed new awards, the federal government says.
- Redundancy dilemma for Labor: TONY EASTLEY: The Federal Government has a battle on its hands to keep its promise that small business would be exempt from paying workers’ redundancies.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.