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APPA Round Table – CreditorWatch HQ

APPA Round Table – CreditorWatch HQ

On Wednesday 5 July, CreditorWatch and the Australian Promotional Products Association (APPA) hosted a round table at CreditorWatch HQ in Sydney. A group of promotional product industry leaders, business owners and managers participated in a discussion around managing customer credit risk with technology. The event brought about discussion over challenges faced in the industry from […]

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IP Australia adopts image recognition tech to help SMEs better protect their trade marks

IP Australia adopts image recognition tech to help SMEs better protect their trade marks

The national intellectual property agency has introduced world-leading trade mark image recognition technology to make it easier for Australia’s small businesses and entrepreneurs to protect their logos and brands. The technology has been incorporated into IP Australia’s new Australian Trademark Search Tool to make the process of searching for similar logos simpler and faster for […]

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A permanent $20,000 instant asset tax write-off for businesses tops SME wishlist, MYOB finds

A permanent $20,000 instant asset tax write-off for businesses tops SME wishlist, MYOB finds

Seven in ten small businesses want the $20,000 instant asset tax write-off to continue past 30 June, this year, when it is due to expire, according to accounting software provider MYOB. The latest MYOB Business monitor, a bi-annual survey of more than 1,000 small businesses, asked operators what policies they would and wouldn’t vote. MYOB […]

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How will the economy Impact SMEs in 2017?

How will the economy Impact SMEs in 2017?

September 2016 was a mixed month for the Australian economy, and one that brought both incredible milestones and sudden, unexpected troughs. To begin with, the end of the month saw Australia complete its 100th consecutive quarter without a recession, continuing a 25-year growth streak that is the second highest in history. Given that this period includes the […]

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Square launches new e-commerce and point of sale payment solutions for Aussie businesses

Square launches new e-commerce and point of sale payment solutions for Aussie businesses

Square has expanded its range of secure payment solutions for Australian business owners, with the launch of two new APIs it says will reduce the complexity of accepting and tracking payments in-store and online.   The global payments technology company said its new API for e-commerce integrates with custom websites as well as pre-existing e-commerce […]

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How can businesses capitalise on (and avoid the pitfalls of) key travel trends this year?

How can businesses capitalise on (and avoid the pitfalls of) key travel trends this year?

Business travel can be the best way for your burgeoning business to network and make the most of opportunities both within and outside of your home market, and it appears that many businesses plan to grow their business through international travel this year. The recently released Amex Global Business Travel Forecast 2017 predicts that global […]

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How to improve your cashflow within 60 days

How to improve your cashflow within 60 days

Cashflow is the lifeblood of any business and more SMBs have been destroyed through cashflow issues than from any other cause. The last thing you need is to be stressing about whether you have enough cash to pay your own suppliers when you should be running your business.  So, you’re not ready to hire an interim […]

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Work part time and manage your finance

Work part time and manage your finance

Many people are questioning the advantages and disadvantages of working part-time rather than full-time. The reasons vary from personal choice to simple economic realities. Part-time jobs are mostly 35 hours a week or fewer. Taking on part-time while studying or being employed full-time is hard work. But, the benefits are compelling more and more people […]

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ACCC alleges online directory made small business pay for unwanted advertising

ACCC alleges online directory made small business pay for unwanted advertising

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking legal action against an online business directory provider, alleging unconscionable conduct that resulted in numerous small businesses paying significant amounts of money for unwanted advertising. ABG Pages Pty Ltd and an individual will face the Federal Court, accused of “misleading or deceptive conduct, false or misleading […]

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New start-up fund affords investors tax breaks

New start-up fund affords investors tax breaks

With the launch of its second co-investment fund, this month, Sydney Angels is seeking to raise between $10 and 20 million to invest in high-growth potential early-stage ventures. Sidecar Fund 2 follows the first Sidecar Fund, which Sydney Angels launched in 2012. Sidecar Fund 1 attracted $10 million in capital from outside investors, to invest […]

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