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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 Series Part 3: Notable Case Studies

PPSR Series Part 3: Notable Case Studies

The Personal Properties Securities Act (PPSA) has a reputation of being a confusing topic, even for lawyers. It is vital to ensure that registrations are completed with accurate information. However, that isn’t the only point to keep in mind. The notable case study examples listed below highlight some other points to consider.   1. Registering […]

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Adverse Cross Directorships

Adverse Cross Directorships

CreditorWatch recently launched a new risk alert feature called Adverse Cross Directorships. What are cross directorships and why it is important to look out for them? What is a cross directorship? A cross directorship is the term used to define when the director of one company is also the director of another company or companies. […]

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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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PPSR Series Part 1: The Lowdown on PPSR

PPSR Series Part 1: The Lowdown on PPSR

CreditorWatch has recently launched its latest product – the ability to create and manage PPSR registrations.  Did you know that PPSR is a vital component of doing business in Australia What is PPSR? The PPSR (Personal Property Securities Register) came into existence in 2012 as a result of the PPSA (Personal Property Securities Act 2009). […]

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5 Benefits of Our Newest Product: Bankruptcy Plus

5 Benefits of Our Newest Product: Bankruptcy Plus

CREDITORWATCH | 3 MIN READ CreditorWatch has recently introduced a new product, Bankruptcy Plus, in light of customer feedback. Just how valuable is this new tool and is it worth adding on to your subscription?    Over two years in the making, Colin Porter, founder of CreditorWatch, has been lobbying Australian Financial Securities Authority (AFSA) to […]

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Why developing risk awareness within your small to medium business is an absolute must

Why developing risk awareness within your small to medium business is an absolute must

Businesses must navigate a multitude of risks daily. While large companies tend to have dedicated “risk management” departments, which monitor threats to profitability, among SMBs, risk management often begins and ends with physical risks, including those posed by work health and safety hazards.  But what of the risk of competition, market conditions, cyber security breaches and emerging industry disrupters? SMBs can’t afford to take these risks for granted, […]

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