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Rise in cancelled unincorporated entities a concern for all businesses

Rise in cancelled unincorporated entities a concern for all businesses

The number of failed unincorporated entities has significantly increased from the September quarter of 2015. The findings were revealed in CreditorWatch’s latest Small Business Risk Review, which also shows a continuous high in national payment defaults (+67%) during Q4 2016. Unincorporated entities (typically sole traders and partnerships) are commonly small privately owned businesses. The operators […]

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Transparency of unsettled tax debts to affect business credit ratings

Transparency of unsettled tax debts to affect business credit ratings

A new arrangement will come into effect from 1 July 2017 that will allow the Australian Tax Office to contribute information to credit reporting bureaus (including CreditorWatch) about Australian businesses with unsettled tax debts over $10,000 that are 90 days overdue. Businesses that have not paid their tax debts to the ATO will likely hurt […]

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A permanent $20,000 instant asset tax write-off for businesses tops SME wishlist, MYOB finds

A permanent $20,000 instant asset tax write-off for businesses tops SME wishlist, MYOB finds

Seven in ten small businesses want the $20,000 instant asset tax write-off to continue past 30 June, this year, when it is due to expire, according to accounting software provider MYOB. The latest MYOB Business monitor, a bi-annual survey of more than 1,000 small businesses, asked operators what policies they would and wouldn’t vote. MYOB […]

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How will the economy Impact SMEs in 2017?

How will the economy Impact SMEs in 2017?

September 2016 was a mixed month for the Australian economy, and one that brought both incredible milestones and sudden, unexpected troughs. To begin with, the end of the month saw Australia complete its 100th consecutive quarter without a recession, continuing a 25-year growth streak that is the second highest in history. Given that this period includes the […]

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Square launches new e-commerce and point of sale payment solutions for Aussie businesses

Square launches new e-commerce and point of sale payment solutions for Aussie businesses

Square has expanded its range of secure payment solutions for Australian business owners, with the launch of two new APIs it says will reduce the complexity of accepting and tracking payments in-store and online.   The global payments technology company said its new API for e-commerce integrates with custom websites as well as pre-existing e-commerce […]

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How to improve your cashflow within 60 days

How to improve your cashflow within 60 days

Cashflow is the lifeblood of any business and more SMBs have been destroyed through cashflow issues than from any other cause. The last thing you need is to be stressing about whether you have enough cash to pay your own suppliers when you should be running your business.  So, you’re not ready to hire an interim […]

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Work part time and manage your finance

Work part time and manage your finance

Many people are questioning the advantages and disadvantages of working part-time rather than full-time. The reasons vary from personal choice to simple economic realities. Part-time jobs are mostly 35 hours a week or fewer. Taking on part-time while studying or being employed full-time is hard work. But, the benefits are compelling more and more people […]

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Quarterly risk insights for small business

Quarterly risk insights for small business

CreditorWatch have released insights from an analysis that reviewed registered payment defaults and trade payment data from over 40,000 active customers for the year following the third quarter of 2015. The findings present an accurate status of small business behavioural trends as sole traders, trusts and partnerships are inclusive in the data analysed for the […]

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ACCC alleges online directory made small business pay for unwanted advertising

ACCC alleges online directory made small business pay for unwanted advertising

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking legal action against an online business directory provider, alleging unconscionable conduct that resulted in numerous small businesses paying significant amounts of money for unwanted advertising. ABG Pages Pty Ltd and an individual will face the Federal Court, accused of “misleading or deceptive conduct, false or misleading […]

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