Let’s Talk Business – Sunday April 28
Vote early and vote often, right?! With polling booths opening on Monday the 29th, have any parties convinced you which way to cast your vote yet?
High penalty rates on Sundays and public holidays make a business owner’s wage bill expensive. The government addressed this by introducing a staggered reduction of Sunday rates which came with a promise of creating more jobs. Peter Strong, president of COSBOA, says the rate reduction hasn’t created a single extra Sunday job and have been a “waste of time”.
Scott Morrison announced a $100 million business growth fund which combines government money with private sector cash from the big banks and super funs. Small and family businesses turning over between $2 and $50 million are the target, it’s being championed by Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell who says the fund is an important missing piece of the lending puzzle.
They say sitting is the new smoking, and research finds excessive sitting increases the risk of premature death and some chronic diseases by 10 to 20%! On Workwise, we explore the health benefits of standing desks with occupational physiotherapist Greg Borman – are they worth the investment?
Peter Switzer reveals the lessons small business owners can learn from the biggest of big business owners – Jeff Bezos and Amazon.