Articles & Events

The Articles & Events section contains the latest news from the VSBC, information sheets and brochures, publications and information about upcoming events.

Articles & Events

Ministerial Statement of Expectations

  The Minister for Small Business has issued a Statement of Expectations for the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSB...
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What are retail premises?

  On 15 December 2017, the High Court refused special leave to appeal the decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal in...
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Information Sheets & Brochures

Reducing your energy bills as a small business

The VSBC has produced a fact sheet for small businesses to understand how they can access tools and resources to reduce their e...
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Online learning to protect against online threats

Cyber attack is as much a threat to your small business as it is to larger organisations. A new three hour Future...
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How Cyber Aware is your business? Cyber Aware National Report

The Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner has partnered in a national study with the Victorian, South Australian and Wes...
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Penalties for Franchising Code breach

The Federal Court has ordered a franchisor to pay penalties of $100,000 for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct (Franchi...
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One year since unfair contract terms laws were extended to small ...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is continuing to educate business and take enforcement action to ensur...
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20,000 applications referred to the VSBC since its commencement i...

The total number of applications received by VSBC since its commencement in 2003 has reached 20,000! This number includes all di...
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New Fair Work Ombudman resources – Franchisor Liability

Federal Parliament recently passed the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (The PVW Act). The PVW Act i...
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