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Transparency of tax default data is a win for small business

Transparency of tax default data is a win for small business

Knowing that a business doesn’t pay their bills is incredibly important for anyone in the position of providing trade credit; it is the sole reason that thousands of businesses access credit bureaus in an effort to mitigate risk and safeguard their cash flow. The question is why should knowing that a business has defaulted on […]

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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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Rise in cancelled unincorporated entities a concern for all businesses

Rise in cancelled unincorporated entities a concern for all businesses

The number of failed unincorporated entities has significantly increased from the September quarter of 2015. The findings were revealed in CreditorWatch’s latest Small Business Risk Review, which also shows a continuous high in national payment defaults (+67%) during Q4 2016. Unincorporated entities (typically sole traders and partnerships) are commonly small privately owned businesses. The operators […]

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Call for government to consider UK regs to help ensure big businesses pay SMEs on time

Call for government to consider UK regs to help ensure big businesses pay SMEs on time

The Coalition has been urged to follow the example set by the UK Government and introduce legislation to deter big business from making late payments to SME suppliers. From April 2017, large companies and limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) in Britain will be required by law to publicly report twice a year on their payment practices […]

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A permanent $20,000 instant asset tax write-off for businesses tops SME wishlist, MYOB finds

A permanent $20,000 instant asset tax write-off for businesses tops SME wishlist, MYOB finds

Seven in ten small businesses want the $20,000 instant asset tax write-off to continue past 30 June, this year, when it is due to expire, according to accounting software provider MYOB. The latest MYOB Business monitor, a bi-annual survey of more than 1,000 small businesses, asked operators what policies they would and wouldn’t vote. MYOB […]

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B2B transactions in Australia’s small business ecosystem worth $204 billion, report suggests

B2B transactions in Australia’s small business ecosystem worth $204 billion, report suggests

New research suggests transactions between small businesses in Australia are worth $204 billion per year.  Commissioned by American Express in support of Shop Small Month, which ends 30 November, The Economy of Shopping Small: Custom Counts report reveals small businesses in Australia source goods and services from 4.4 other small suppliers each month, with an average monthly spend of $8,600 or […]

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B2B transactions in Australia’s small business ecosystem worth $204 billion, report suggests

B2B transactions in Australia’s small business ecosystem worth $204 billion, report suggests

New research suggests transactions between small businesses in Australia are worth $204 billion per year.  Commissioned by American Express in support of Shop Small Month, which ends 30 November, The Economy of Shopping Small: Custom Counts report reveals small businesses in Australia source goods and services from 4.4 other small suppliers each month, with an average monthly spend of $8,600 or […]

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The SuperStream deadline (28 Oct) won’t be pushed back again, small businesses warned

The SuperStream deadline (28 Oct) won’t be pushed back again, small businesses warned

Businesses with 19 or fewer employees have less than two weeks to transition to SuperStream – the new, mandatory electronic standard for paying superannuation contributions.    “The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is pleased that more than 75 per cent of small businesses are already SuperStream compliant however, there is still a way to go to ensure […]

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SuperStream extension for small businesses

SuperStream extension for small businesses

More than 450,000 small businesses have become SuperStream compliant ahead of the 30 June deadline. If your businesses will struggle to adopt the new payment standard in time, don’t worry: the ATO has announced it is extending the deadline by four months.  Deputy Commissioner James O’Halloran said small businesses that need extra time to become SuperStream compliant will […]

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