Australia/New Zealand Small Business New Round-up – 19/11/2008

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:

  • Cash crunch hits businesses: A significant number of small businesses are under-prepared to deal with cash-flow woes
  • ‘Business’09 – Win £10,000′ Competition And Unleash It! Challenge Goes Live: Winweb launches it’s long anticipated ‘Business’09 – Win £10,000‘ campaign for small business and pre-entrepreneurs. The launch coincides with Global Entrepreneurship Week and Enterprise Week 2008. The finalists and winners will be announced during the same events next year.
  • Google maps guru inspires Gen Y: THE British PM and a Google maps expert have teamed up and are helping young entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.
  • Students shown how to get aLife: An entrepreneur’s simple idea is helping young people get motivated about their future careers.
  • Small business panicking as crisis keeps biting: It has been a crushing couple of weeks for Australian businesses already battered and bruised by the global financial crisis.
  • SonicWALL Email Security for Windows Small Business Server 2008: SonicWALL have expanded their family of Email Security solutions with the release of SonicWALL Email Security for Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SES for SBS). SonicWALL’s Email Security help organisations to protect themselves from spam, viruses, phishing and other harmful threats in email attacks by combining the powerful protection of threat management, content filtering, policy management and compliance infrastructure functionality.
  • Starting a business: folly or fortune?: You’ve been planning for ages to leave your day job and strike out on your own. Now along comes this global financial crisis and you’re thinking “hell, this is the worst time to do it.”
  • How to market your way through a downturn: Customer retention rather than acquisition will be the name of the game in a recession and the internet should play a vital strategy for small businesses, say marketers.

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

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