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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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5 Ways to Thrive: Future-Proofing Your Small Business

5 Ways to Thrive: Future-Proofing Your Small Business

Only half of Australian small businesses survive beyond their fourth birthday. While there’s no magic formula for success, there are several things that nearly all growing businesses have in common. Here are five ways to future-proof your business when starting out: Calculate cash flow for forecasting One of the biggest challenges for small businesses is […]

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SME Cashflow Problems Are Bigger than You Think

SME Cashflow Problems Are Bigger than You Think

Recently the general lack of cashflow within SMEs in Australia was investigated by Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, ASBFEO. She found that, contrary to what many might believe, the actual reason why small businesses are experiencing cashflow problems is due to slow payers, and those payers just happen to be […]

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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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One in four SME owners are juggling businesses

One in four SME owners are juggling businesses

Two in five SME owners either operate multiple businesses or plan to, according to new research from MYOB with Tim Reed, the cloud accounting provider’s CEO, declaring “the great Australian entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well.”  Findings from MYOB’s latest SME Snapshot – a survey of 589 business owners – indicate that a quarter of […]

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Working capital: the hidden risk that your small to medium business must prioritise

Working capital: the hidden risk that your small to medium business must prioritise

Visibility into working capital is essential to manage cash flow and ensure a business can remain sustainable, yet research shows that companies frequently miss quarterly working capital forecasts by up to 23%.[1] Organisations must address this inaccuracy as a matter of urgency, as working capital is a measure of the operating liquidity of an organisation […]

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