Ecommerce
News & Analysis

6 eCommerce trends you need to know about for 2021

- January 18, 2021 3 MIN READ

Statista expects more than 2 billion people worldwide to buy products online in 2021. By 2023 almost a quarter (22%) of all retail sales will be online. So, what does this mean for small business owners? Consumer confidence in eCommerce surges Fuelled by the pandemic, the push to online sales was unrelenting in 2020. Lockdowns… Read more »

Insights

9 incredible women entrepreneurs making a difference in 2020

- November 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

November 19 is International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day so today we are celebrating fabulous women in business making a difference to the lives of everyday Australians. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) was founded by entrepreneur Wendy Diamond following a trip to Honduras where she witnessed extreme poverty. Diamond was inspired to pioneer a movement to empower women… Read more »

Covid-19

Borders across Australia will reopen by Christmas – except for people from Victoria and NSW heading to WA

- November 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

Prime minister Scott Morrison says Australians will be able to travel between all states and territories except Western Australia by Christmas thanks to a new agreement by the National Cabinet. WA easing restrictions WA has decided to continue to go it alone – although the state’s hard border will be scrapped from tonight with residents… Read more »

News & Analysis

Tens of thousands of Telstra customers have had email problems for more than a month

- September 11, 2020 2 MIN READ

Thousands of Telstra customers around the country have been hit by an email outage that’s left them unable to access their emails. The outage is proving catastrophic for many, with some small business owners claiming they have been affected by the outage since early August.A quick perusal of Telstra’s outage page indicates users across residential,… Read more »

News & Analysis

JobKeeper and JobSeeker stay until March 2021 – but in a reduced two-tier scheme

- July 21, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Australian government’s lifeline to small businesses and the unemployed – JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments – will be extended past their original September cut-off date to continue to provide support during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Prime minister Scott Morrison announced today that the wage subsidy program and unemployment benefit schemes would extend for a further… Read more »

News & Analysis

Hackers are targeting Australia: Scott Morrison flags ‘state-based’ attacks – and it all points to China

- June 19, 2020 2 MIN READ

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australian organisations are currently being targeted by “a sophisticated state-based cyber actor” in a media conference that appears to escalate the ongoing war of words with China. “This activity is targeting Australian organisations across a range of sectors, including all levels of government, industry, political organisations, education, health, essential service providers… Read more »

News & Analysis

Coronavirus update: VA slides into VA, NSW heads back to school, ABS reveals under 20s hit hardest in jobs plunge

- April 21, 2020 4 MIN READ

Virgin Australia has gone into involuntary administration with the airline expected to shed 1000s of jobs unless they can find private funding to assist, after the government refused to step in with a $1.4 billion bailout. Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson said the airline will need government support to keep going and suggested the collapse… Read more »