Where To Find Tenders And Government Contracts

Information on Tenders AusTender AusTender provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans and contracts awarded. Visit Here Australian Tenders A subscription-based tender alert facility that covers all of Australia and New Zealand. Visit Here Tenders.net A portal for suppliers and buyers to advertise and find tender opportunities Australia and New Zealand. […]

Enforced reverse factoring models are severely impacting SMEs

Last week the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell released their preliminary findings on the impact of supply chain financing (SCF) on the SME sector. The review was in response to concerns over the increasing number of big businesses using SCF (as a method of reverse factoring) as a way not […]

2009 – 2019 A lot can change in a decade…

A decade ago, you couldn’t order an Uber on your phone or indulge in a Netfilx binge on your iPad.  You couldn’t swipe right to your dating future on Tinder or book a place to stay on Airbnb. As we head towards the end of the year and indeed the end of the decade, it […]

SME Mental Health

Mental health enables individuals to function well in life and at work. It is the foundation of wellbeing in both individuals and the community and is vital for success in the workplace.  People with good mental health will perform better at work and have increased capacity to cope with workplace stressors. The World Health Organisation, […]

Businesses tendering for Government contracts to face tax office health checks

From July 1 businesses competing for Federal Government contracts will need to have a clean bill of health from the Tax Office, including 4 years of records.  The policy was a recommendation from the black economy taskforce, which found poor supply chain practices could result in tax avoidance and that governments had a role in preventing […]

‘Excessive’ ATO debt recovery measures a threat to business solvency

The controversial debt recovery tactics employed by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) have been called in to question by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell. A recent review by the Auditor General found that Australia’s 3.8 million small businesses currently owe nearly two thirds of collectable tax debt.  While the ATO’s […]

Ombudsman Kate Carnell calls for fairer credit options for SMEs.

As reported in The Australian on the 31 January 2019, Small business Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called on the Royal Commission, policymakers and regulators to work harder to get Small/Medium businesses on a firmer footing against banks or risk a “credit squeeze”. Ms Carnell’s comments come as latest research show startling results about small businesses’ access to […]