Have your say on awards and penalties

Would you like to have your opinion heard on issues such as penalty rates, minimum wages, compliance costs or unfair dismissal but don’t have time to write a lengthy submission and don’t know where to send it?   We are making an offer WA small business should not refuse; an opportunity to have your say on these important workplace issues, via a simple ten minute survey.

The Australian Productivity Commission is looking at possible improvements to Australia’s workplace relations system and is calling for submissions from interested parties including employers and employees.   We will be compiling a detailed submission on behalf of small businesses in Western Australia and want as many businesses as possible to have their say via this submission.

The closing date for this survey has been extended to midday Monday 9 March 2015. We invite you to start the survey.

2015 Small Business Expectations survey results out now

The results of the SBDC’s Business Expectations survey for 2015 have been released. This annual snapshot of small business sentiment helps to track the changes in expectations of the sector, and the challenges they expect to encounter.

This year the poll reveals that although respondents are concerned about the economy, they seem generally confident of increasing sales within their businesses.

Refer to the full analysis of the results for the 2015 small business expectations survey.