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New financial year resolutions: Act now if you want to be prosperous

New financial year resolutions: Act now if you want to be prosperous

Many small business owners find themselves half way into the new financial year before they realise they’ve only got a vague idea of their business resolutions for the year. And, with almost half of small business owners across Australia working six or seven days a week, it can be hard to find the time to […]

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Marketplace Lending Fills a Market Gap in Small Business Finance

Marketplace Lending Fills a Market Gap in Small Business Finance

The fundamentals are clear. Small business in Australia needs finance to grow and capture market opportunities. However, there are over 2.1 million small businesses in Australia with a potential $10 billion per annum growth-funding requirement, not being fulfilled by banks. Banks consider many SME borrowers a bankable risk but they generally lend based on real […]

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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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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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Small business banking in the on-demand economy: Curtains on nine-to-five services

Small business banking in the on-demand economy: Curtains on nine-to-five services

In today’s always-on, always connected world, the swift and immediate provisioning of goods and services is no longer a nice-to-have, but an absolute necessity. Small business owners, just like consumers, are becoming far more empowered, connected and informed than ever thanks to the accessibility of information anytime, anywhere. The result? They enjoy almost infinite variety […]

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Let millennials use super to start a business

Let millennials use super to start a business

What if we could start putting superannuation to better use? The internet has changed the way we view and treat money. Paypal pioneered the idea of sharing money online, while services like ApplePay allow consumers to ditch their wallets for good. Yet when it comes to superannuation, we may be leaving some benefits on the table. […]

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Ad-hoc expense management systems a burden for financial controllers and sales staff

Ad-hoc expense management systems a burden for financial controllers and sales staff

Small businesses can take the pain out of meeting EOFY tax-time requirements by ditching the shoebox overflowing with expense claims and invoices.  CreditorWatch spoke to Concur, an expense management solutions provider,  to find out more about how small businesses can better manage their invoices and expense claims at tax-time. According to Murray Warner, director business development Asia Pacific, […]

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