Cessnock Business e-News Monitor – Issue 140, 13 Aug 2018

Business confidence reaches highest levels since 2009

13 Aug

Business confidence reaches highest levels since 2009   Australian small and medium businesses (SMB) are more confident in 2018, with NSW regional businesses in particular feeling increasingly secure about their economic futures. The latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey data reveals that business confidence has increased across Australia (the only exception was a 1 point decrease in

Instagram for business – the changes

13 Aug

Instagram for business – the changes Many small businesses are benefiting from having Instagram in their social media marketing mix. Instagram is a great platform for sharing images, and bides well for food businesses, the fitness industry, as well as other types of business including design, photography, and tourism; among many others.   Instagram has been changing and testing a few

Pay rise for modern award employees & new minimum wage

13 Aug

Pay rise for modern award employees & new minimum wage   Did you notice a small pay rise starting in July 2018? This might be thanks to a rise in the minimum wage in modern awards set by the Fair Work Commission.   In Australia 2.3 million employees have their pays set by an award and in June 2018, the Fair Work Commission completed its annual wage

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