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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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SME Marketing Tips: Your 30-Minute Way to Success In Social Media

SME Marketing Tips: Your 30-Minute Way to Success In Social Media

We all know how important social media and online marketing is, especially in this increasingly competitive business landscape we live in today. It doesn’t help that digital marketing can be confusing, engagement is going down, you’re already busy, and nearly everyone else is trying to reach the same audience! To make life easier, we’re sharing 5 […]

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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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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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5 Ways to Thrive: Future-Proofing Your Small Business

5 Ways to Thrive: Future-Proofing Your Small Business

Only half of Australian small businesses survive beyond their fourth birthday. While there’s no magic formula for success, there are several things that nearly all growing businesses have in common. Here are five ways to future-proof your business when starting out: Calculate cash flow for forecasting One of the biggest challenges for small businesses is […]

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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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