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:
- Unfair-dismissal changes likely: The net for small businesses exempted from unfair-dismissal is likely to be widened.
- Tapping into social networking: Small businesses need to try harder with online tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, say experts
- Keep your best workers: SMALL businesses can get Government assistance to promote a better work/life balance, and improve retention and productivity.
- Gillard tough on small businesses: JULIA Gillard has rebuffed demands by independents to increase the definition of a small business to 20 employees.
- Aussie start-ups to get $83m boost: Federal Innovation Minister Kim Carr has announced the Federal Government will offer $83 million in funding to early-stage start-up companies.
- Recession kicks thrifty start-ups into top gear: The brains behind Jamcode are taking a leap of faith, using the worsening economy to plunge full-time into their venture.
- Get out of your comfort zone: AUSTRALIAN entrepreneurs are being urged not to “get lost in the market” and to use technology to expand their reach.
- Investor welcomes $20m injection: The entrepreneur behind a new private equity fund hopes a $20 million injection from the Government’s venture investment fund will help it to attract investors from the US and Asia.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.