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ACT Climate Choices Business Award recipients for 2024

The ACT Government’s annual Climate Choices Business Awards have recognised Canberra businesses for their sustainability achievements.

ACT business: ‘deteriorated’ or ‘positive’?

Leanne Castley, deputy opposition leader and Shadow Minister for Business, is concerned by a “poor business climate” in the ACT.

ACT tops economic charts, but faces business investment decline

Canberra's economy is leading the nation in earnings, employment, and retail growth, but business investment is plummeting, data shows.

Challenges and opportunities for Canberra businesses in 2024

Happy New Year – and welcome to 2024, which promises to have a number of challenges and opportunities for business.

Canberra Business Chamber calls for reforms and less red tape

The Canberra Business Chamber published its pre-budget submission today, setting out its model to make Canberra a business hub.

Braddon traders ‘in tears’: Upgrade shuts down operations

Unannounced road closures and the removal of parking have made it impossible for some Braddon traders to open their shops this week.

Longer trading hours and reduced licensing fees for ACT eateries

From 1 January, the ACT's smaller licensed restaurants and cafés can trade for longer and pay less for licensing fees.

Down to business: Plea to be polite to frontline workers

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had three different frontline customer service people from completely different businesses randomly but explicitly thank me for being polite, and for being understanding and patient.

Next-day permits for ACT businesses to expand outdoor dining

The ACT Government will offer a one-day turnaround on simple applications for businesses to provide outdoor dining this summer.

How can we get business to truly thrive in the ACT?

Although the Federal Government is a massive part of the Canberra economy, the private sector is critical to the future of the ACT.

ACT introduces penalties for unfair contracts

ACT businesses should review their standard form contracts – and remove or amend unfair contract terms – before penalties come into effect.

Solace Creations celebrates 17 years of enhancing Canberra homes

This Friday, 17 February, marks 17 years of local family business, Solace Creations, helping Canberrans to improve their homes.