Rural Business Collective facilitates collaboration and mentorship for regional businesses

Within Australia’s major cities, the startup scene is becoming increasingly more connected and collaborative…Regional Australia, however, faces some difficulties in facilitating strong connectivity between businesses, namely due to the natural disadvantage of distance and smaller populations. Enter the Rural Business Collective, a startup looking to solve the disconnect between regional businesses. 

ATO has its eye on SME owners’ social media accounts: Why you should make sure your tax records are in order

Businesses are advised to make sure their tax records are in order, with one expert warning the Australian Tax Office is beefing up its data tracking methods.

Chartered accountant with Pilot Partners Murray Howlett says the ATO has more than just the tax status of salads on its mind at the moment: SME owners’ social media accounts could also be under scrutiny, Howlett told SmartCompany.