Red tape costing businesses $50,000 per year

Inefficient government regulation, or red tape, has impacted 70% of Queensland business’ growth while the median business cost of complying with regulation  has doubled to $50,000 in the last two years, new Business Chamber Queensland data shows. Out today, Business Chamber Queensland’s 2023 Efficient Regulation

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How to stop poor spending before it happens

For businesses of all sizes, every spending decision holds potential; it’s an investment opportunity that, if managed correctly, can propel the company forward. The flip side is that it can also present a risk, especially if the business doesn’t have a system in place to

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80% of Australians reducing spending on non-essentials

 Bazaarvoice, Inc., the leading provider of full-funnel authentic user-generated content (UGC) solutions, today released its annual Shopper Experience Index, including interviews with over 1,000 Australian consumers.  The results revealed that shoppers are curbing their spending and becoming more cautious with their purchases in the current

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New grants and rebates available for small business

Support for exporters, energy saving, staff training and relocation. Here are some more financial supports that many NSW businesses are eligible for right now. Regional Skills Relocation Grant NSW This program helps regional NSW businesses in identified industries attract skilled and specialised employees from NSW

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