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How to improve your cashflow within 60 days

How to improve your cashflow within 60 days

Cashflow is the lifeblood of any business and more SMBs have been destroyed through cashflow issues than from any other cause. The last thing you need is to be stressing about whether you have enough cash to pay your own suppliers when you should be running your business.  So, you’re not ready to hire an interim […]

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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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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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Three things CFOs need to know about their data

Three things CFOs need to know about their data

To unlock the real value of a company’s data, CFOs must develop an enterprise-wide strategy, and set clear priorities that map to business and financial outcomes. In the last few years many organisations have started to develop enterprise wide big data strategies but businesses are still far from discovering how data can deliver real insight […]

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