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Insolvencies set to increase in Australia in 2017

Insolvencies set to increase in Australia in 2017

Australian businesses are set to experience an increase in insolvencies this year as a result of another difficult economic year, according to the recently-published Atradius Economic Outlook. The likely 2% increase in insolvencies puts Australia in step with the UK and Canada.  The improving trend in the business environment across Australia and other advanced economies is […]

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SME Cashflow Problems Are Bigger than You Think

SME Cashflow Problems Are Bigger than You Think

Recently the general lack of cashflow within SMEs in Australia was investigated by Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, ASBFEO. She found that, contrary to what many might believe, the actual reason why small businesses are experiencing cashflow problems is due to slow payers, and those payers just happen to be […]

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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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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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Three rules to find the right customers for your business

Three rules to find the right customers for your business

When you start a business, it isn’t just about what you do well that ensures your path to success, but your customers. Don’t fall into the trap of accepting any client because you’re desperate for business: if you are careful and patient at the beginning, it will pay dividends for your business and your reputation […]

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Put accounts receivable systems in place

Put accounts receivable systems in place

After spending years getting yourself up and running, working on sales and the front end, it’s likely that the back end— accounting practices and accounts receivable —have been somewhat forgotten. With more and more companies defaulting on payments, going into administration and getting wound up by the ATO, now more than ever is the time to […]

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Risks of legal non-compliance

Risks of legal non-compliance

Undertaking an annual legal health check of your company is one of the best decisions you will make for it’s reputation, growth and for your sanity. Compliance and risk management don’t sound very sexy but they are crucial to having a sound business and are drivers to achieving business excellence – we call it Future-Proofing. […]

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