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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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Call for government to consider UK regs to help ensure big businesses pay SMEs on time

Call for government to consider UK regs to help ensure big businesses pay SMEs on time

The Coalition has been urged to follow the example set by the UK Government and introduce legislation to deter big business from making late payments to SME suppliers. From April 2017, large companies and limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) in Britain will be required by law to publicly report twice a year on their payment practices […]

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Keeping end of year expenses under control

Keeping end of year expenses under control

During the ‘silly season’ it can be easy for expenses to get out of control. Employees are starting to relax and may feel comfortable claiming team lunches or other entertainment expenses back from the business. At the same time, Christmas is a time for giving; many organisations buy gifts at the end of the year […]

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‘Tried and true’ cash flow methods costing businesses $6.12b in growth opportunities

‘Tried and true’ cash flow methods costing businesses $6.12b in growth opportunities

Australia’s mid-size businesses are missing out on $6.12 billion in growth opportunities annually due insufficient or variable cash flow, according to new research from American Express.   The company’s new report, Behind the balance sheet: unlocking hidden value in credit, involved a survey of 355 Chief Financial Officers from companies with annual revenue values between $2 million and […]

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A story rarely told: Some start-ups refute alarming failure statistics and exceed expectations

A story rarely told: Some start-ups refute alarming failure statistics and exceed expectations

Small business failure rates are alarming – or so we are told. Along every avenue of research an enthusiastic entrepreneur will take, their spark, at some point, will be doused by bold assertions: “8 Out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months” (www.forbes.com). For anyone in the throes of a new business […]

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