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:
- Aussie entrepreneurs still happy: AUSTRALIAN entrepreneurs are amongst the happiest in the world, with 80 per cent expecting strong growth this year.
- Small business gets $120,000 phone bill after hackers attack VoIP phone: A SMALL business has been landed with a $120,000 phone bill after criminals hacked into its internet phone system and used it to make 11,000 international calls in just 46 hours.
- WinWeb Celebrates 15 Years Helping Small Business & Home Business: WinWeb was founded 15 years ago in 1994, with the vision that the Internet and the World-Wide-Web (WWW) would transform the way micro businesses will be started and run./li>
- CBA splits investment division: Australia’s biggest lender, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, has split its business and corporate division from the institutional banking and markets areas.
- Businesses brace for harder times: Australian business is preparing for the hard times ahead, as other countries head into a recession.
- Auckland gets metro WiFi service: Denizens of and visitors to New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, can look forward to affordable wireless broadband in many areas from this week, as a metropolitan Wi-Fi network goes live in town./li>
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.