From sheep’s cheese to world’s best vodka: Hartshorn Distillery hits the high-end

When there’s a will there’s a way, and when there’s whey there’s…vodka? From the family sheep’s milk farm south of Hobart, Ryan Hartshorn (pictured) has built a spirit producer that’s the envy of the world. Hartshorn Distillery won top honours in the World Vodka Awards 2018 in London, while its gins are held in high … Read more

The self-employment survival guide : proven strategies to succeed as your own boss (book)

Author: Jeanne Yocum Anyone who opts for self-employment quickly learns that succeeding as your own boss is no walk in the park. While professional freedom has many, many joys, it also involves significant risks. If you’re considering self-employment, or you’re already self-employed, The Self-Employment Survival Guide: Proven Strategies to Succeed as Your Own Boss alerts … Read more

Grants of up to $2,100 for small business cybersecurity checks: Here’s how to apply

Small businesses will be able to apply for up to $2,100 in funding to help get their cybersecurity tested under a new government initiative announced today. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said $10 million will be committed to a new grant scheme, designed to address digital security shortcomings among small firms. Businesses … Read more

Small business not the top priority for the ACCC

Competition watchdog’chief Rod Sims says while protecting small businesses is in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s remit, the welfare of consumers will always be top priority. Addressing the RBB Economics Conference in Sydney on Thursday, Mr Sims engaged with arguments currently occurring overseas over whether competition issues should include considerations of only the “consumer welfare standard” … Read more