Boss Insights 2021: Growing season – Building a purpose-driven business during a pandemic

Posted on May 10, 2021May 22, 2021Categories Small business

This article first featured in the Boss Insights 2021 report, Sole trader surge: small business in a post-COVID world.  Despite the challenges that 2020 brought, our latest research shows Australia has yet again proven to be an overwhelmingly resilient nation. While many businesses had no choice but to shed staff or close their doors after the arrival of COVID-19, many Aussies were prompted to take the leap to self-employment over the past year. Prepared in partnership with Bernard Salt and … Continue reading “Boss Insights 2021: Growing season – Building a purpose-driven business during a pandemic”

Supporting small business recovery with the launch of Xero’s Small Business Index

Posted on May 6, 2021May 22, 2021Categories Small business

Today, in conjunction with Accenture, Xero launched a new Small Business Index providing a single composite figure that indicates how small businesses are faring across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The index is based on the four key measures of jobs, sales, time to be paid and wages and shows performance changes in the short and long term across the three countries currently in the program.  This index, which is part of Xero’s Small Business Insights program, is a … Continue reading “Supporting small business recovery with the launch of Xero’s Small Business Index”

Back to business: Capitalising on the post-pandemic spending boom

Posted on May 6, 2021May 22, 2021Categories Small business

The last year has been incredibly tough for small businesses, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Sectors that have been hardest hit – like retail and hospitality – have started cautiously reopening. It’s been great to see businesses open their doors and our high streets starting to come back to life.  For some time now the narrative has been about what small businesses can’t do. It’s still a challenging environment, but instead we need to be … Continue reading “Back to business: Capitalising on the post-pandemic spending boom”