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Small Business Risk Review Quarter 3, 2019: Topsy-turvy business conditions endure

Small Business Risk Review Quarter 3, 2019: Topsy-turvy business conditions endure

CreditorWatch’s Small Business Risk Review for Quarter 3, 2019 highlights a large increase in the value of court actions in Queensland, concerning change for Western Australia and an increase in insolvencies across Australia. Quarter 3, 2019 continued to highlight the unstable and uncertain economy that Australia has been experiencing this year.  As Australia remains on […]

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Court actions increased in FY2019 in comparison to FY2018

Court actions increased in FY2019 in comparison to FY2018

Court actions increased in FY2019 across all states, with the exception of WA, by 18% volume and 13% dollar amount. Victoria took the lead with the highest amount of court actions, followed by New South Wales. Victoria had the highest dollar amounts in July 2017 and April 2019. Western Australia had the least amount with […]

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More Resources to Support Small Business Growth Have Been Launched

More Resources to Support Small Business Growth Have Been Launched

An industry-first Business Funding Guide that aims to help Australian small businesses tackle the funding crisis has been launched. The guide is primarily aimed at SME trusted advisors like accounts receivables and financial modelling professionals to help small business owners find the right funding and increase their likelihood of having funding approved. The guide was […]

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Tax Debt Transparency Back in Parliament

Tax Debt Transparency Back in Parliament

Would you like to know when a customer has a significant tax debt with the ATO? A government proposal to allow the ATO to share information about business tax debt to credit bureaus like CreditorWatch was re-introduced to parliament this week. The legislation would improve the ATO’s ability to address the $10 billion small business […]

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Three business habits to embrace in the new financial year

Three business habits to embrace in the new financial year

The new financial year is always a popular time to kickstart positive habits, and for small business owners, this applies just as much to the fiscal year as the calendar. With FY2020 just one week away, now is the opportunity to set clear goals and commit to business behaviour that will set you up for […]

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How to choose the right funding option for your small business

How to choose the right funding option for your small business

The right funding option can keep your small business moving and enable you to seize new opportunities to grow. Capital is key, but it’s important to consider the appropriate finance solution for your specific needs as no small business is the same. There are a lot of options to choose from these days, and below […]

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Small Business Risk Review: A concerning end to a mostly positive 2018

Small Business Risk Review: A concerning end to a mostly positive 2018

The final quarter of 2018 for small businesses didn’t exactly present the best outcome. Court actions and judgments across Australia (except WA) have increased significantly in the 4th quarter of 2018 in comparison to the previous year.  In addition, the average payment default value and cancelled unincorporated entities have increased. Download the infographic New South […]

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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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