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How to choose the right funding option for your small business

How to choose the right funding option for your small business

The right funding option can keep your small business moving and enable you to seize new opportunities to grow. Capital is key, but it’s important to consider the appropriate finance solution for your specific needs as no small business is the same. There are a lot of options to choose from these days, and below […]

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Does your customer give you “the feels”? (A light-hearted guide to avoiding debtor heartbreak)

Does your customer give you “the feels”? (A light-hearted guide to avoiding debtor heartbreak)

By Terry Ledlin, Natalie Ledlin and Holly Jackson OK, we’ll admit it…..Married at First Sight has been a staple diet in our office for the last couple of months (although it did seem like it would never end). A common theme (outside of selfies, Insta followers, Botox and fake body parts (trout pouts and tattooed […]

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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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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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Creditors: 4 ways to defend a liquidator’s unfair preference claim

Creditors: 4 ways to defend a liquidator’s unfair preference claim

What is an Unfair Preference? Essentially, an unfair preference is when a creditor, within the six months before a company goes into administration or liquidation, receives payment(s) from that company that is more than they would receive if the payment(s) hadn’t occurred and they proved for their full debt in the liquidation. The “unfair preference” […]

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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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