Myths/ statements that harm small business
From the ideological right of society:
"Business to business - it's all the same"
"Let the market decide"
"We don't need quotas"
"We don't need to do anything about climate change"
Wrong. The experts agree that climate change will mean more days of extreme heat and more extreme weather events like fires, floods and storms. This will have a disproportionate effect on small businesses. On hot days, staff have to be sent home because of health and safety issues, the number of customers drops dramatically as people flock to air-conditioned shopping centres - and not to mention the absolute havoc caused by blackouts. It's also much harder for small businesses than big businesses to recover (financially?) from natural disasters like bush fires and floods. We absolutely need to do something about climate change.
"It can't be that hard for small businesses - if things go wrong, they can just take a big business to court"
From the left:
"Australian wages are going backwards"
This is not true. Wages in developed economies have been flat for some time. Australian wages, for small businesses, have increased
by more than inflation over the last two years. Link to report here.
"The casualisation of the workforce"
The percentage of the workforce that is casual is the same now as it was 20 years ago. This is a completely fabricated statement designed to create angst and fear in the workforce. You can read more about it here