The Urgent Need for Small Businesses to Prioritise Cyber Security

Discover the alarming cyber security habits among Australian small businesses and the top 5 vulnerabilities they face. Learn how Small Business Australia is addressing this urgent issue with solutions and expert advice.

Cyber and IT Security Health Check

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Take proactive measures to safeguard your business and protect against cyber threats. Secure your business today and ensure that you are well-prepared to face the challenges of the digital landscape.

Protect yourself online when buying or selling a house

In light of recent publicity surrounding scams that are targeting settlement processes when purchasing a house or a property it is timely to revisit some tips provided by PEXA that are still relevant today about how to ensure you are protected from scammers.

Innovation drives growth for a Melbourne Jeweller

Read about how a local Melbourne jewellery business says that “Innovation” has been the key to their ability to grow and scale the business from its online beginnings in 2017. By embracing innovation, Cullen Jewellery has experienced an impressive 300% revenue growth year-on-year.

Making sure your small business is legally compliant

Reckon has produced a really informative article explaining the vital regulations around registrations, Fair Trading, employment laws, intellectual property, and marketing and advertising. The post serves as an informative guide for small business owners who want to ensure their company is legally compliant, avoid potential legal issues or penalties, and protect themselves, employees, and consumers.

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Legislative developments affecting small businesses

The Australian government’s proposed legislation to create a designated small-business complaints mechanism has been warmly welcomed by small-business advocates.

Harnessing Artificial Intelligence

The article shows how small business owners can harness Artificial Intelligence (AI) to level the marketing playing field.

Want more insights into how to prepare best and utilise AI, then look to the Get The Edge Program available on the Business Advantage website, where a recent speaker at the Small Business Australia Conference held in late 2023 spoke about the rise of AI and how to best prepare for its increasing use and the benefits of AI for small businesses.

Communicating with your customers

The Business.gov.au website has a great resource that offers insights on effectively communicating with customers to enhance customer relationships. Key points include active listening, using analogies, establishing customer service standards, resolving disputes promptly, and choosing the best communication methods. The article emphasises building rapport and trust with customers to drive loyalty and advocacy for your business.

Current Events

The following events are a curated list from reliable sources. This information is supplied from our global Events page and will therefore hold dates beyond the date of when this page was originally published.

Title Type Date Description
Mentoring for Growth Program Business Queensland Coaching
(QLD)
Various dates Mentoring for Growth (M4G) is a mentoring program which helps you to engage with experienced business mentors through a free mentoring session. Our experienced mentors volunteer their time to help business owners and build stronger small businesses across Queensland.
NAB Personal Cyber Security Webinars Webinar 16 May
11 July
In just 60 minutes our security specialist will cover what’s happening in the security threat landscape, how criminals are targeting you and your family, and provide some practical advice on how to stay safe.
Coach and Mentor Training Program – 2024 Intake 1 In-person event (Melbourne, VIC) 24 April These workshops will be delivered and facilitated by expert early childhood practitioners, curriculum developers, and experienced coaches and mentors.
Bionics Institute Innovation Lecture: Investing in innovation to build Australia In-person event
(Melbourne, VIC)
29 May The 2024 Bionics Institute Innovation Lecture will build a shared understanding of the intersection between philanthropy and investment to leverage our nation’s wealth to catalyse innovation for the benefit of all Australians.
CommBank SmallBiz Week Exhibition 28-30 May CommBank SmallBiz Week is the only event of its kind on the business calendar. Whether you’re looking to grow your business, network with peers or learn from thought leaders in the industry, this expo brings together B2B suppliers from a diverse range of industries and connects them with small business owners and leaders.
Carbon Reporting Webinar 11 June SW Accountants and Advisors
(Session 2 of 3)Sustainability Reporting webinar series. Three sessions, providing you with topical content of particular relevance as well as an update on what’s new in sustainability reporting.
Sustainability Reporting Standards Webinar 23 October SW Accountants and Advisors
(Session 3 of 3)Sustainability Reporting webinar series. Three sessions, providing you with topical content of particular relevance as well as an update on what’s new in sustainability reporting.