Australia’s small businesses are investing in their recovery, with the Commonwealth Bank saying that financing for equipment and machinery across the sector is up 17% so far this financial year, compared with the same period last year - and investing in IT is also on the investment lists for SMEs.
Regardless of case numbers or restriction rollbacks, the impacts of COVID-19 are likely to continue throughout 2022 across all industries and for Australia’s 2.4million+ small businesses, many owners are ready to continue adapting to these ongoing challenges, according to the 2022 Small Business Bravery Report from online business insurance service for SMEs BizCover.
Commonwealth Bank is partnering with the Australian Business Forum (ABF) to present the inaugural SmallBiz-Week in Melbourne from 17-19 May 2022.
Apple enterprise management specialist Jamf's new Jamf Fundamentals plan provides SMEs with mobile device management technology plus malware prevention, password sync, self service functionality for Mac, and the ability to deploy any iPad and iPhone app, custom profiles and macOS packages.
Foresite Cybersecurity has acquired Cyber Lantern to bring it into its security monitoring, management, and assessment solutions portfolio.
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Security vendor Avast has added a network discovery tool to its Business Hub platform.
Australia’s national science agency the CSIRO has opened applications for a new program for small to medium businesses working in the space sector, drawing on its more than 75 years’ space experience, to accelerate growth in Australia’s burgeoning space industry.
Consumer banking company Judo Bank has adopted nCino’s Bank Operating System with assistance from consulting firm Accenture.
New Zealand online-only accounting firm Beany has launched in Australia.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will have access to a new hub at Deakin University’s Burwood campus, thanks to a $2 million funding boost by the Victorian Government.
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Pay TV provider Sky’s launch of Sky Connect B2B gives the company the potential to become a force in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market, according to one analyst firm.
Small businesses have been among the hardest hit by COVID-19 in Australia but new research on the impact on their operations shows SMEs nationwide have adapted swiftly to the challenges by embracing digital commerce.
Unified communications vendor Avaya and Tradewinds Brokerage have signed a master agent agreement aimed at allowing Tradewinds’ specialist channel partners to capitalise on opportunities in the "expanding" communications and collaboration solutions market.
With many SMEs around Australia taking their businesses online or expanding their digital footprint, some may find themselves facing the risk of card payment disputes, chargebacks and fraud for the first time, according to payment provider Mastercard.
The NSW Government’s Department of Customer Service has appointed business-to-business integration solutions provider MessageXchange to provide its e-invoicing solution aimed at streamlining procure-to-pay services.
Business to business telecommunications company, More Telecom, says it is pushing further into the SME market, with the launch of a payment services business.
Advisory firm KPMG Australia and global cyber security company CyberHat have launched a 24/7 monitoring solution - Cybero - designed to scan, detect and react to cyber threats and aimed at helping Australian SMEs control their cyber security.
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing severe disruption to Australian small businesses, with many businesses “doing it tough”, according to Rod Sims, the Chair of the competition regulator the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
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