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The Plimsoll Line: Are you or your customers going under?

The Plimsoll Line: Are you or your customers going under?

Here’s a Fun Fact Who would have thought that a line marked around the hull of merchant ships could be such a lifesaver? In the late 19th century, Samuel Plimsoll, a merchant and shipping reformer, became increasingly concerned about the loss of life caused by the overloading of ships. He devised the Plimsoll line, a […]

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The Riskiest Industries of Financial Year 2019

The Riskiest Industries of Financial Year 2019

CreditorWatch reviewed industry data across that last 12 months. It may be no surprise to some that the riskiest industry was Construction. The statistics were loud and clear across each state that construction was performing poorly. Looking at court actions, New South Wales was the riskiest in Construction by 33%. New South Wales had the […]

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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

How to develop your credit policy: A step by step “little bit different” guide Did you know that the expression “giving credit where credit is due” can be traced back to a letter written by Samuel Adams in 1777 (that’s one of our American cousin’s Founding Fathers, not the iconic Boston beer of the same […]

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Has your ex (Customer) got you in “the Funk”? – A light-hearted guide to recovering from debtor breakup

Has your ex (Customer) got you in “the Funk”? – A light-hearted guide to recovering from debtor breakup

In our last article, we explored what happens when you have the “Feels” for a Customer and how to avoid debtor heartbreak (check it out here). The “Funk” is that ensuing feeling you get when you realise the Customer you have supported, fought for, gone out on a limb for, and even (rarely) told little […]

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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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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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A Positive Third Quarter for Australian Small Businesses

A Positive Third Quarter for Australian Small Businesses

CreditorWatch’s Small Business Risk Review for Quarter 3, 2018, shows an improvement in conditions for the majority of Australia in comparison to Quarter 3, 2017. Download our infographic Court actions and dollar amounts have decreased from last year’s third quarter for all states except Victoria. Western Australia has seen its court actions and judgements decrease […]

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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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PPSR 7-Year Anniversary: Are you ready?

PPSR 7-Year Anniversary: Are you ready?

A huge volume of PPS registrations are due to automatically expire over the next 18 months – is your business ready? AFSA (being the government department responsible for the #PPSR) has recently released a set of statistics showing the number of registrations that will automatically lapse, if you don’t take positive steps to renew your registrations. I have modelled […]

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