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Ombudsman welcomes banks’ decision to extend loan deferrals

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

2020欧洲杯体育投注The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says thousands of COVID-impacted small businesses will be relieved by the Australian Banking Association’s (ABA) loan deferral extension announced today.

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Viability voucher program proposed to assist cash-strapped small businesses

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

2020欧洲杯体育投注The ASBFEO Kate Carnell is backing the nation’s peak accounting bodies which have today called on the Government to provide small businesses with better access to financial advice through a voucher system.

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Fresh data shows cafes expect prolonged road to recovery

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says new figures show many café owners are tipping a long road to recovery, highlighting the need for additional support.

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My Business Health embraces small business recovery

Monday, June 29, 2020

2020欧洲杯体育投注Small businesses emerging from hibernation and ready to make the most of easing COVID restrictions can find the information they need on ASBFEO’s My Business Health web portal.

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World MSME Day highlights small business’ role in economic recovery

Friday, June 26, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says small businesses should be acknowledged for the role they'll play in the post-COVID economic recovery on World MSME Day.

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New figures show digitisation a key driver of small business success

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says new research is proving once and for all that digitisation is a key driver of success in small businesses.

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Small business procurement panel essential to economic recovery

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called on the federal government to establish a small business procurement panel.

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Tax time trepidation for unnecessarily overburdened small business

Friday, June 5, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called for major changes to Australia’s taxation framework, with small businesses unnecessarily overburdened by compliance requirements.

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