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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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Unlocking your business growth with sticky revenue

Unlocking your business growth with sticky revenue

Starting a business is all about communicating the benefits of your service or product to the appropriate audience. Although fairly straight forward in principle, the complexities of executing this vary for every business. To get up and running, most service businesses begin by undertaking project based work. They tender for a job, set a price […]

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The best internal collection practices for your small business

The best internal collection practices for your small business

This article will focus on the best internal collection practices for your small business. This article assumes your business already has a credit policy in place and a collection policy in place. Also keep in mind that this article is focused on commercial as opposed to consumer collection matters although there are similarities between the […]

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Keep your cash flow working while you take a Christmas break

Keep your cash flow working while you take a Christmas break

Setting ambitious growth targets for the new year can ensure you hit the ground running, but the effort could be wasted without the cash flow to fund them. The coming Christmas and New Year break is the perfect time for businesses to assess this year’s results and set priorities and growth targets for 2016. A […]

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Choosing the right equipment finance for your business

Choosing the right equipment finance for your business

Are you looking for the right deal on equipment finance? Equipment finance isn’t as straightforward as something is as car finance is. Equipment finance is tricky depending on what kind of equipment you’re looking to acquire. Cars generally depreciate over time at a uniform rate. Equipment such as computers can depreciate in seconds, when completely […]

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Toughen up and brave the weather

Toughen up and brave the weather

With a faltering Chinese economy causing shockwaves in the financial markets there are reasons to be cautious about future economic conditions for today’s business. But, while it’s crucial to keep an ear to the ground, getting too caught up in wavering dialogue could see us losing that confidence imperative to leadership. If the ship isn’t […]

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