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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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Five tips to prevent late payments – instead of chasing them!

Five tips to prevent late payments – instead of chasing them!

Late payments are a constant source of stress and strain for Australian small businesses. Research from Intuit reveals that small businesses are left an average of $13,200 in the red by late paying customers. This can have a serious effect on cash flow. Not only that, but small business owners end up spending an average […]

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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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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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Stay ahead of costly phoenix activity

Stay ahead of costly phoenix activity

The federal government has recently introduced a “new” hotline for anyone to report businesses that they believe are undertaking phoenix activity. This comes as a 2018 report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, funded by the government, revealed that the estimated annual cost of phoenix activity was now $5.13 billion dollars. In 2012, the annual cost was between $1.8 […]

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Avoid risk: Consider underlying trends challenging small business

Avoid risk: Consider underlying trends challenging small business

The second Small Business Risk Review for 2018 highlights relatively stable conditions in comparison to the previous financial year. However, there is still an underlying trend where businesses are facing challenges. It is no surprise that we continue to see big jumps in dollar amounts and court actions in Queensland due to the end of […]

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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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