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Australian small businesses will have access to a range of tools and services to help them stay safe online, with a collaboration between the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C) and the non-profit organisation Global Cyber Alliance (GCA).

Published in Not For Profit

The majority of businesses are upbeat about the future and believe they’ve faced the worst of the pandemic, despite challenges like labour shortages and supply chain disruption, according to new research from Westpac.

Published in Market

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.

Published in Strategy

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.

Published in Strategy

COMPANY NEWS: Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, has released key findings about the ways spear-phishing attacks are evolving. The report, titled Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends Vol. 7 – Key findings on the latest social engineering tactics and the growing complexity of attacks, reveals fresh insights into recent trends in spear-phishing attacks and what you can do to protect your business.

Published in Company News

Personal services businesses, such as hairdressers and beauty salons, in Victoria welcomed a 481 per cent increase in sales in their first weekend post-lockdown compared with the previous weekend, according to Commonwealth Bank merchant terminal data.

Published in Market

Australian consumers are overwhelmingly in favour of small businesses being given the ability to choose the cheapest option to process debit card payments through Least Cost Routing (LCR), according to new research by eftpos.

Published in Market
Wednesday, 01 September 2021 11:58

Eway, Keap ink payment provider deal

Ecommerce payments provider Eway has finalised an agreement with CRM platform provider Keap that will see Eway become the preferred payment provider for its customers in Australia and New Zealand. 

Published in Resellers

Debit card system provider eftpos backs health organisation Beyond Blue as part of a $200,000 multi-year engagement encouraging everyone to look after their mental health.

Published in Accounting Software

Card payments company Square is set to roll out Square Loans in Australia, a program designed to help small businesses grow by giving them quick and simple access to funds.

Published in Market

ACCC chair Rod Sims has hailed the introduction of Australian Competition Law and the Competition and Consumer Act 10 years ago as a game changer that allowed for the ACCC and state and territory regulators to collaborate much more easily, and heralded a new era in Australian consumer protection by introducing a single national consumer law and civil penalties.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Federal Department of Treasury can now accept invoices from its suppliers through a digital channel, with an e-invoicing solution having gone live on Friday.

Published in Enterprise Solutions

Joining multifunction printers in the EcoTank and EcoTank Photo range is the new ET-5800, a new EcoTank Pro ET-5800 that’s an A4 wireless all-in-one printer. Epson says it “offers fast, cartridge-free printing with enough ink to print up to 4,500 pages black and 2,800 pages in colour - and easy-to-fill ink tanks providing low cost printing”.

Published in Home Tech

Complaints about phone and Internet services by small businesses have grown overall for the third consecutive quarter, with residential consumers and small businesses lodging 34,476 complaints in the three months between July and September — an increase of 3.4% on the previous quarter — and the third consecutive quarter of incremental growth in overall complaints.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Fuji Xerox Australia has been taken to court by the competition regulator, the ACCC, over allegations of unfair contract terms for small businesses.

Published in Technology Regulation

PayPal Australia and Buy From The Bush have joined forces to launch a new online marketplace to showcase rural Australian small businesses.

Published in Deals

Complaints about phone and Internet services decreased 4% in the last financial year ending 30 June 2020, but despite the drop residential consumers and small businesses still made 127,151 complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman over the 12-months, according to the TIO’s 2019-20 annual report.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

COVID-19 related issues affecting small businesses saw the number of enquiries to the ACCC in the first half of this year increase by 42%, compared to the previous six months, according to the competition watchdog’s small business in focus report.

Published in Health

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.

Published in Security
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