Category: Finance

Small Business Month

Isabella Ross October, otherwise known as Small Business Month, is the time for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to seek expert advice to grow their business. NSW Small Business Month is run by the NSW Government, being the only dedicated festival for small business in the state. From the 1st to the 31st there will be a range of free and low-cost activities that Aussies can get involved in, some of which we have included below. There is no denying that 2020 has been a fraught time for SMEs who have been dealt with countless blows such as...

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Rebate Offer for North Shore Businesses

The Better Business Partnership is offering a range of energy and water rebates to businesses in northern Sydney to help them cut running costs and become more sustainable. The Better Business Partnership is a free council-funded business sustainability program on Sydney’s North Shore, supporting businesses in Ku-ring-gai, North Sydney and Willoughby. Better Business Partnership members can get free independent advice and support to help their business be more successful and sustainable. The program is offering business owners three new rebates to help them cut energy costs and reduce water use. A rebate of up to $2000 is on offer for...

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Top 5 checklist for buying property

Tayla Foster One of the scariest moments in an individual’s adult life is the leap of faith they take into purchasing a property. Regardless of how big or small the land may be, the notion of buying barren land for a minimum down payment of $65,000 followed by mortgage repayments, land rates and bills is enough to make a person feel rightfully anxious! But before signing your life away on the dotted line, here are the top 5 checklist items to consider when buying any form of property. Do know your area: Unlike a car, the value of land...

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Where Does the North Shore Stand amid Housing Crisis?

Eliza Cusack As a direct result of COVID-19, rent across the North Shore has plummeted. This has eventually led to the issue of renegotiating leases on behalf of tenants who are threatening to leave if their rents aren’t reduced. The latest issue of the Domain Rent Report has shown that Sydney units are the sector that’s been hit the hardest. The report showed that in the June quarter, rent prices were the lowest they have been in five years. On the Lower North Shore, rent has fallen by 6.7 per cent. This can be attributed to the decrease in...

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Budget Deficit News

Australians are receiving news that the country is set to experience the worst budget deficit since World War II, a fact that most likely does not come as a shock to many given the current circumstance. The pandemic has wreaked economic havoc across the globe, and unfortunately Australia has not been spared. News came recently that JobSeeker, JobKeeper and Coronavirus Supplement payments would extend further into 2021 at a lesser rate, therefore certifying economic stability for many. The Finance Minister announced today that the Government has thus far provided economic support for workers, households and businesses of approximately $289...

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