Banks unite to declare war on scammers

Australian banks have joined forces to launch a new Scam-Safe Accord to deliver a higher standard of protection for customers and put scammers out of business in Australia. This Accord, between Australia’s customer owned banks, mutual banks, building societies, credit unions and commercial banks is

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3 Essential features every ecommerce business needs

One of the hardest parts of starting an ecommerce business is finding the right tools with all the right functionality for the right price. With the ecommerce software industry overflowing with solutions that promise to cater to your every need and help you grow, finding the

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The new cybersecurity funding: what it means for your SME

In a significant step towards safeguarding the nation’s digital infrastructure, the Australian government has unveiled its long-awaited $586.9 million National Cyber Security Strategy. This comprehensive plan outlines a range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the cyber resilience of Australian businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises

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4 HR trends Australian businesses can expect in 2024

For much of 2023, many Australian businesses were focused on growing their revenue locally in the Australian market and as a result also grew their workforces onshore by hiring within Australia. At the same time, employee expectations of the workplace environment continued to change, with

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Can you name the world’s top 10 most innovative companies?

FOREX.com expert, Matt Weller offers their insights into the data says “the report’s findings underscore Samsung’s dominance in the innovation arena, with its leading number of patents reflecting a significant push in consumer electronics. This patent portfolio is not just a measure of quantity but

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How can we help startups emerging from universities?

Research that emerges from Australian universities is world-class, with 85 percent of it rated at or above the world standard. Our country’s university system is fertile ground for cutting-edge ideas that have the potential to be turned into budding startups. In 2021, Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia

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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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