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Small Business Risk Review Q1, 2019: Now Released!

Small Business Risk Review Q1, 2019: Now Released!

  The Small Business Risk Review Q1 2019, found that court actions across Australia have increased significantly in the 1st quarter of 2019 in comparison to Quarter 1, 2018.  It’s no surprise to see worrisome numbers in the first quarter. This is particularly due to the consequences of the holiday season. Despite the influx of […]

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Results from the PPS Registrar’s Roundtable: How PPSR Logic fills the gap

Results from the PPS Registrar’s Roundtable: How PPSR Logic fills the gap

The PPS Registrar’s roundtable held an interesting discussion about PPSR and where small businesses fit into it. The main theme emerging from the roundtable discussion was that small businesses feel confused. Small businesses fall into three categories: Those who don’t know about PPSR Those who know about it but can’t comprehend it as it is […]

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Newsflash! Automation improves SME cash flow

Newsflash! Automation improves SME cash flow

Whether it’s ordering a taxi or a meal using Uber, watching your favourite movie through Netflix or simply seeing how you exercise alongside your mates with Strava, digitisation is having a substantial impact on our lives for the better. I cannot think of a single SME that would not want to improve their cash flow. […]

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Don’t fall behind: Improve your credit management through data and technology

Don’t fall behind: Improve your credit management through data and technology

It’s unmistakable that we live in a digital age. So many of our processes are now automated and streamlined through innovative technology. Accounting, marketing, communication, databases and more are all digitalised now. However, many small businesses are still running processes in the old school way. A Small Business Insights Report by XERO found that two-thirds of […]

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Small Business Risk Review: A concerning end to a mostly positive 2018

Small Business Risk Review: A concerning end to a mostly positive 2018

The final quarter of 2018 for small businesses didn’t exactly present the best outcome. Court actions and judgments across Australia (except WA) have increased significantly in the 4th quarter of 2018 in comparison to the previous year.  In addition, the average payment default value and cancelled unincorporated entities have increased. Download the infographic New South […]

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3 Steps to Minimise Business Worries This Holiday Season

3 Steps to Minimise Business Worries This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a stressful time for small business owners. While many Aussies around the country are happily switching on their ‘out of office’ and heading straight to the beach, this time of year is a little different for those who run their own business. According to new research commissioned by Prospa, almost […]

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7 Ways to Unlock Cash Flow with Better Inventory Management

7 Ways to Unlock Cash Flow with Better Inventory Management

After 12 years working in lending, I’ve had many experiences of a customer needing to urgently increase their overdraft. The cause was nearly always a purchase that left the company unable to make payroll. In serious cases, we had to restructure their loans because they lost control of their stock, leading to penalty interest and higher […]

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A Positive Third Quarter for Australian Small Businesses

A Positive Third Quarter for Australian Small Businesses

CreditorWatch’s Small Business Risk Review for Quarter 3, 2018, shows an improvement in conditions for the majority of Australia in comparison to Quarter 3, 2017. Download our infographic Court actions and dollar amounts have decreased from last year’s third quarter for all states except Victoria. Western Australia has seen its court actions and judgements decrease […]

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The five cash flow commandments any small business should live by

The five cash flow commandments any small business should live by

There’s a reason that you often hear the phrase ‘cash is king’ as a small business owner. No business, irrespective of its size, can sustain itself without a healthy amount of cash in the bank. Even Tesla, the leading electric car manufacturer and technology pioneer, saw its share price nosedive following concerns its cash reserves […]

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