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Here you will find the latest news from Adelaide Business Hub and the greater community. Information will include latest news, announcements, and upcoming workshops for small businesses.

ABH Welcomes Team Downer

Adelaide Business Hub welcomes Team Downer to our Maritime Defence Landing Pad in our complex in the Port; and working with local businesses to facilitate new supply chain opportunities

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ASBAS Digital Solutions

Small businesses around Australia can access individual support to grow their digital capabilities through ASBAS Digital Solutions. The program offers small businesses low cost, high quality advice on a range of digital solutions to meet their business needs.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, ASBAS providers are now also offering general business advice to support you through this difficult time.

Digital advisory services include:

  • websites and selling online
  • social media and digital marketing
  • using small business software
  • online security and data privacy

To find your local ASBAS provider please visit www.business.gov.au/ASBAS

ABH E-News

Keep up to date with all the latest news & events

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Alert Priority High: Increasing reports of myGov related sms and email scams

What’s happened?

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is receiving increased reports of several myGov-related SMS and email scams.

At this time of year, when people expect some form of interaction with the ATO during tax time, be aware that cybercriminals take advantage by pretending to be the ATO or myGov. These scams look like they’ve come from a myGov or ATO email address and they ask you to click on a link to verify your details.

To make them seem more legitimate, cybercriminals use technology that causes these messages to appear in the same conversation thread as genuine messages from myGov or ATO addresses.

More information

The ACSC’s Stay Smart Online program has more advice on how to protect yourself from tax related scams.

To stay up to date on the latest online threats and how to respond, sign up to the ACSC’s Alert Service and follow us on Facebook.

Our Alert Service has a new look and is now called the ‘ACSC alert service.'

You’ll notice from now on you are receiving our alerts from our new email address alerts.staysmartonline@contact.cyber.gov.au (instead of alerts@staysmartonline.gov.au).

If you’ve been the victim of a cybercrime including financial loss, identity theft or compromised personal details, report it to ReportCyber at www.cyber.gov.au/report.

SA Small Business: In conversation with the Premier

We all need to rethink our business models and see new opportunities on the horizon.

Let’s start to overcome the challenges brought about by C19 and work towards building a positive future for our small businesses.

Watch our event that features the
Hon Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia.

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Alert Priority HIGH: Australian governments and companies targeted by a sophisticated state-based actor

What’s happened?

The Australian Government is currently aware of, and responding to, a sustained targeting of Australian governments and companies by a sophisticated state-based actor.

A range of tactics, techniques and procedures are being used to target multiple Australian networks. It’s important that Australian companies are alert to this threat and take steps to enhance the resilience of their networks. Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility.

What your IT managers can do

Accounting Advice

The instant asset write-off will be extended by a further six months to 31st of December 2020

The scheme provides immediate tax deductions for small and medium-sized businesses, rather than a depreciation model over several years.

Businesses with an annual turnover of less than $500 million per annum are able to take advantage of the extended scheme, expected to cost $300 million. Some 3.5 million businesses are eligible.

Assets purchased can be new or second hand, and the threshold for each asset is $150,000 (up from the previous $30,000).

The threshold was to have been lowered to $1000 on 1 July, but the extension of the scheme has deferred this change for the moment.

Further information and eligibility criteria can be found on the ATO website here (although I note the end date hasn't been updated yet):

ATO-Small business instant asset write off

Digital Solutions & Business Recovery for Small Business

Adelaide Business Hub is delivering the Commonwealth funded Digital Solutions Program to small businesses operating in SA. In challenging times we have now added a new stream to the program to help small business owners build opportunities for Business Recovery

Businesses with an active ABN and employing less than 20 people, are invited to participate.

Register for workshops here

Western Area Business Helpline

Adelaide Business Hub has put together practical support services to help small business owners in Western Adelaide solve problems, meet challenges and receive up to date information during this crisis.

Sponsored by the Western Alliance of Councils.

Our qualified business advisors are ready to talk with you about the issues that you are facing in your business right now. They are experienced small business people who appreciate the challenges that everyone is facing on a daily basis.

Note that for reasons of confidentiality, our call back will show ‘No Caller ID’. However, when you pick up, our ABH Business Advisor will identify themselves immediately.

To receive a call back from a member of our helpline team

Register for a call back

Links and Resources

Adelaide Business Hub has put together a great package of information, templates and practical tools to help you grow your business.

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How can NWBA help you?

We are incredibly lucky to have the support of our Partners and Sponsors.

They assist you and your business(es). Please show your support for them.

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Coronavirus information & govt support

Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing of the new government support measures for Australian Businesses.

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