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Pitching for funding: hitting the right note

Pitching for funding: hitting the right note

The startup world is alive and bustling with entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators and a growing network of support industries. The Startup Economy study undertaken by PwC and commissioned by Google highlights that with the right support and growth, this could contribute over $100 billion to GDP and create over half a million new jobs by 2033. One of […]

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A story rarely told: Some start-ups refute alarming failure statistics and exceed expectations

A story rarely told: Some start-ups refute alarming failure statistics and exceed expectations

Small business failure rates are alarming – or so we are told. Along every avenue of research an enthusiastic entrepreneur will take, their spark, at some point, will be doused by bold assertions: “8 Out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months” (www.forbes.com). For anyone in the throes of a new business […]

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Unlocking your business growth with sticky revenue

Unlocking your business growth with sticky revenue

Starting a business is all about communicating the benefits of your service or product to the appropriate audience. Although fairly straight forward in principle, the complexities of executing this vary for every business. To get up and running, most service businesses begin by undertaking project based work. They tender for a job, set a price […]

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The best internal collection practices for your small business

The best internal collection practices for your small business

This article will focus on the best internal collection practices for your small business. This article assumes your business already has a credit policy in place and a collection policy in place. Also keep in mind that this article is focused on commercial as opposed to consumer collection matters although there are similarities between the […]

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Keep your cash flow working while you take a Christmas break

Keep your cash flow working while you take a Christmas break

Setting ambitious growth targets for the new year can ensure you hit the ground running, but the effort could be wasted without the cash flow to fund them. The coming Christmas and New Year break is the perfect time for businesses to assess this year’s results and set priorities and growth targets for 2016. A […]

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Three things CFOs need to know about their data

Three things CFOs need to know about their data

To unlock the real value of a company’s data, CFOs must develop an enterprise-wide strategy, and set clear priorities that map to business and financial outcomes. In the last few years many organisations have started to develop enterprise wide big data strategies but businesses are still far from discovering how data can deliver real insight […]

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Knowing when to outsource your debt collections

Knowing when to outsource your debt collections

Is it time to outsource your debt collection? Growing debt levels, rising bankruptcy rates and positive industry reform stemming from revised debt collection guidelines issued last year have led many Australian businesses to seek professional help in recovering their customer debts. If you’ve never outsourced your business’ debt collections before, it can be daunting knowing […]

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The Founder doing big business by selling simplicity secures $15 million funding

The Founder doing big business by selling simplicity secures $15 million funding

Since launching in regional NSW in 2002, the Australian fintech start-up, invoice2go, has gone from strength to strength. Now, the App store’s number one invoicing app which creates more than 1 million invoices each month has received another boost to its confidence with a further $15 million in series C funding from investors. CreditorWatch spoke to Invoice2go Founder, Chris […]

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An industry “slow to embrace technology” – until there’s a real need for a solution

An industry “slow to embrace technology” – until there’s a real need for a solution

“Universities will want to play a role, industries will want to play a role, start-ups will want to play a role.” These were the words of NSW Premier Mike Baird recently speaking to the ABC about plans to transform Sydney’s inner-west foreshore into a new tech hub. A development some say is long overdue – not least, one […]

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