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Small Business Risk Review: Q3 2017

Small Business Risk Review: Q3 2017

CreditorWatch has conducted its quarterly analysis of aggregated and trade payment data to highlight small business behavioural and payment trends. View the latest Small Business Risk Review to see: State breakdown of court actions Payment trends of SMEs and Corporates Average Payment Default Cancelled Unincorporated Entities Click here to view a recording of a webinar we […]

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Small business ombudsman Kate Carnell calls for prompt payment of government subbies

Small business ombudsman Kate Carnell calls for prompt payment of government subbies

Stating that small business subcontractors are vulnerable to delayed payments, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has announced she is examining payment terms and conditions for “subbies” working on government projects. “Most government departments pay their invoices within 30 days, but when a prime contractor is appointed to manage a project […]

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Let’s Talk… Late Payments

Let’s Talk… Late Payments

SMEs are vulnerable to late payers in Australia, with Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell stating, in April, that larger organisations are using them as a “cheap form of finance”, restricting their growth and causing solvency issues. From calls for legislation to the introduction of a voluntary code to deter late payments, late payments have never been a hotter topic, and […]

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How to avoid unenforceable contracts

How to avoid unenforceable contracts

No business operates in complete isolation. Agreements must be made between your business and its customers, as well as with other businesses such as suppliers and distributors. So how do businesses enforce their agreements? The answer is through the formation of legally binding contracts. Unfortunately, many businesses get caught out with unenforceable contracts and, in turn, […]

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6 Easy-to-remember Steps for Better Credit Management

6 Easy-to-remember Steps for Better Credit Management

A healthy cash flow allows a business to thrive and grow. The effects of not properly managing cash flow can go beyond hurting just your business. Whilst the concept of managing debtors is simple, consistently practicing the steps for better credit management is key. Click here to view six easy-to-remember steps beginning with “Re” to […]

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Transparency of tax default data is a win for small business

Transparency of tax default data is a win for small business

Knowing that a business doesn’t pay their bills is incredibly important for anyone in the position of providing trade credit; it is the sole reason that thousands of businesses access credit bureaus in an effort to mitigate risk and safeguard their cash flow. The question is why should knowing that a business has defaulted on […]

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