Australia/New Zealand Small Business NEws ROund-up – 2009/04/01

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:

  • Anti-laundering laws cause headaches: Small businesses struggling to comply with new anti-money laundering laws.
  • Cuts for PAYG taxpayers: Small business owners and self-funded retirees will benefit from a $720 million tax relief scheme.
  • Where to find cash fast: Small businesses are finding alternative ways to finance – but there are pitfalls.
  • WInWeb and infoUK Announce Exclusive Strategic Partnership to Benefit Small Businesses: London, March 31st, 2009 – WinWeb, the leading small business software and service provider, partners with B2B data and business list supplier infoUK (an infoGROUP company, NASDAQ: IUSA) to give small businesses a leg up in today’s tight economy. The alliance will provide WinWeb customers access to 200 free sales leads and business list data from infoUK and in return, infoUK customers will be able to utilise WinWeb’s OnlineOffice™ for free.
  • Telstra expands ADSL2+, launches T-Suite: Telstra has today announced new upgrades to its broadband and mobile networks, as well as officially launching its software-as-a-service portal, T-Suite.
  • Six in 10 small firms not on internet: SMALL business owners are missing online opportunities because the majority do not have a website, a business survey says.
  • Labor mismanaging economy – Opposition: THE Federal Government’s small business tax relief plan is an admission that Labor has mismanaged the economy, the Opposition says.
  • Swan’s $720m plan to save businesses: THE Federal Government will give a $720 million cash flow boost to small business, self-funded retirees and small superannuation funds struggling because of the global recession.
  • Team sprit means all share in the big picture: TO BE a truly effective small business entrepreneur, you need to master the art of delegating. After all, you need to concentrate on what you’re good at – building the business – and let your team run your operations.
  • Small business tax to be reduced: SMALL business owners and self-funded retirees are the latest recipients of the Rudd Government’s economic stimulus push.

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

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