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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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For SMEs it doesn’t always pay to DIY

For SMEs it doesn’t always pay to DIY

In increasingly competitive domestic and international markets, Australian SMEs have grown accustomed to running lean. Small business owners double up as HR Managers, salespeople or CFOs and as such are applying a do-it-yourself (DIY) attitude to many aspects of their business in search of larger profit margins and competitive advantage. According to a recent survey*, […]

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