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New financial year resolutions: Act now if you want to be prosperous

New financial year resolutions: Act now if you want to be prosperous

Many small business owners find themselves half way into the new financial year before they realise they’ve only got a vague idea of their business resolutions for the year. And, with almost half of small business owners across Australia working six or seven days a week, it can be hard to find the time to […]

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Marketplace Lending Fills a Market Gap in Small Business Finance

Marketplace Lending Fills a Market Gap in Small Business Finance

The fundamentals are clear. Small business in Australia needs finance to grow and capture market opportunities. However, there are over 2.1 million small businesses in Australia with a potential $10 billion per annum growth-funding requirement, not being fulfilled by banks. Banks consider many SME borrowers a bankable risk but they generally lend based on real […]

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Why We Need Visual Influence & Clean Data

Why We Need Visual Influence & Clean Data

Clean data, displayed in a visually appealing way, is an easy and accurate way for business owners make quicker, informed decisions around risk. Visual influencing is a term that has recently been developed through the understanding of how best to communicate numbers and data through visuals and influence decision making. This is far more than […]

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End of Financial Year Planning 2018: Business Considerations

End of Financial Year Planning 2018: Business Considerations

With 30 June 2018 fast approaching, now is a good time to ensure your year-end strategies are in place. In doing so, it is worthwhile considering the following list of ‘Business Considerations’. Base rate entities From 1 July 2017, the tax rate for companies that meet the definition of a “base rate entity” is 27.5%. […]

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Xero and MYOB Integration with CreditorWatch

Xero and MYOB Integration with CreditorWatch

CREDITORWATCH | 2 MIN READ   Join Forces! Did you know you can unlock useful new subscription benefits by connecting your Xero or MYOB account with CreditorWatch?     Merging these accounting systems with CreditorWatch is a free service for subscribers that allows us to provide you with information to better protect your cash flow, including […]

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My Data Rules: A Recipe for Creating Your Data Breach Response Plan

My Data Rules: A Recipe for Creating Your Data Breach Response Plan

CREDITORWATCH | 12 MIN READ Notifiable Data Breaches (“NDB”) With the commencement of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”) on 22 February 2018, not only is there an obligation on businesses to notify the regulator (the OAIC) about a “serious data breach” but also a requirement to have a Data […]

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Four ways to deal with financial difficulties in your business

Four ways to deal with financial difficulties in your business

All businesses, even great ones, face challenges. Despite your best efforts as a director to maintain your company’s prosperity, some challenges can be too much to overcome on your own. In Australia, 7,464 companies entered liquidation or administration in the 2016/2017 financial year, according to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Financial difficulties are […]

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Looking beyond our shores as a small business

Looking beyond our shores as a small business

Australia’s continued economic relationship with China is showing little sign of slowing down[1], with the country – our biggest trading partner – investing in Australia at a level not seen since before the global financial crisis. There are, undoubtedly, valuable export opportunities for Australia’s small business sector not only in China but also in the […]

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