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The My Business Podcast is Australia’s leading podcast for anyone who owns and operates their own business. Each week, we speak with real-life business owners about their successes and struggles, finances and fears, as well as what inspires them and how they continue to make ends meet. Raw, honest and unscripted, the My Business Podcast is the ultimate source of inspiring stories and practical advice for every business leader.

Recognised as a trusted advisor to SME owners for 24 years, My Business provides innovative business strategies, practical tips and expert advice that Australia’s two million SME owners can use in their day-to-day operations.

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The My Business Podcast is Australia’s leading podcast for anyone who owns and operates their own business. Each week, we speak with real-life business owners about their successes and struggles, finances and fears, as well as what inspires them and how they continue to make ends meet. Raw, honest and unscripted, the My Business Podcast is the ultimate source of inspiring stories and practical advice for every business leader.

Recognised as a trusted advisor to SME owners for 24 years, My Business provides innovative business strategies, practical tips and expert advice that Australia’s two million SME owners can use in their day-to-day operations.

    From JobMaker to state budgets and what it all means for you

    From JobMaker to state budgets and what it all means for you

    In this special episode of the MyBusiness Podcast, host Maja Garaca Djurdjevic is joined by the deputy editor of MyBusiness, Adrian Flores, to discuss the latest in business news.

    Over the past week, several big announcements were made from Canberra, including JobMaker’s passage through Parliament and the tabling of both the small-business insolvency reforms and legislation ensuring COVID-related small-business grants are made tax-free.

    On a state level, NSW unveiled its budget, spurring hope in the small-business community, while Victoria embraced the new COVID normal and South Australia plunged back into uncertainty with the return of several state borders.

    Adrian and Maja take a look at the above and more, dissecting the key business measures, including JobMaker.

    • 33 min
    A year of converging crises and vital lessons: What we can take away from 2020

    A year of converging crises and vital lessons: What we can take away from 2020

    While 2020 has been challenging to say the least, many lessons have been learnt. From the importance of disaster planning to the power of technology, Aussie SMEs have gained a wealth of knowledge during what has for most been the most challenging year on record.
    In this special episode of the MyBusiness Podcast, host Maja Garaca Djurdjevic is joined by Daniel West, chief sales and support officer at MYOB, to look back on the year that was and talk about expectations for 2021.  
    Daniel shares valuable insights from MYOB’s extensive research into the SME space, as well as tips to help businesses wade the unknown waters during and after the pandemic.
    Hear his thoughts on the importance of reaching out for support and welcoming it from their accountants and counsellors.

    • 19 min
    A closer look at the $31bn tax gap

    A closer look at the $31bn tax gap

    The ATO has released its tax gap estimates for all 15 income and transactional-based taxes for the first time ever, believing $31.2 billion went missing in 2017–18.
    Last month, MyBusiness sister brand Accountants Daily host Jotham Lian was joined by Tax & Super Australia tax counsel John Jeffreys to unpack the different tax gaps, including the small business tax gap, which remains the largest gap by dollar value and percentage figure.
    John also dissects the ATO’s sample of agent-prepared returns requiring more adjustments than self-prepared returns and gives his take on how to reduce the tax gap.

    • 29 min
    How to create and maintain a connected company amid a pandemic

    How to create and maintain a connected company amid a pandemic

    With work from home likely to become the new norm, an expert joins us to share tips on creating and maintaining a connected company amid growing challenges. 
    Late last month, MyBusiness hosted a special, three-day, virtual event to help small-business owners wade through the rough COVID-19 seas.
    Editor Maja Garaca Djurdjevic chatted with Vicky Skipp, head of APAC at Workplace from Facebook, about managing a dispersed workforce, communicating updates clearly and improving business culture with remote collaboration.
    Ms Skipp shares some of her key tips to help businesses utilise technology to build their remote muscles.
    She also gives her thoughts about what the future holds and whether work from home will become a new norm.

    • 25 min
    Beyond Blue CEO talks mental health in the workplace: Tips to help you cope

    Beyond Blue CEO talks mental health in the workplace: Tips to help you cope

    “If you’re feeling unsettled, anxious or stressed, we all are. That’s absolutely normal in circumstances we find ourselves in,” Beyond Blue chief executive Georgie Harman said.
    Late last month, MyBusiness hosted a special, three-day, virtual event to help small-business owners wade through the rough COVID-19 seas.

    Editor Maja Garaca Djurdjevic chatted with Georgie Harman about the importance of mental health in the workplace and why it’s everyone’s business.

    Ms Harman shared some key tips to help employers recognise when their employees may be mentally struggling through the coronavirus crisis and steps to take to help them navigate through the tough environment.

    Ms Harman also provided some key tips that small-business owners can use to check in with themselves.

    If you are suffering from depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts, or you’re worried about someone else and feel that urgent professional support is needed, contact your local doctor or one of the 24/7 crisis agencies below:
    Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
    www.beyondblue.org.au
    Lifeline: 13 11 14
    www.lifeline.org.au
    Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
    www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

    • 27 min
    NSW small business minister talks COVID restrictions, financial aid and alfresco dining

    NSW small business minister talks COVID restrictions, financial aid and alfresco dining

    Late last month, MyBusiness hosted a special three-day, virtual event to help small business owners wade the rough COVID seas.
    Editor Maja Garaca Djurdjevic sat down and chatted through COVID-related relief and predictions for business with the NSW small business minister Damien Tudehope.
    In this episode of the MyBusiness Podcast, we bring you that special chat - one in which Mr Tudehope reveals what’s ahead for business in terms of the state’s plan to ease COVID restrictions, the planned 24-hour economy strategy to revamp Sydney and how businesses can access the state’s financial assistance.
    Mr Tudehope also looks ahead to the NSW budget and talks alfresco dining in a COVID safe environment.

    • 26 min

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