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This new national research has revealed what frustrates business owners most about accessing funding

Around nine out of 10 Australian SMEs are frustrated about their business funding, naming onerous loan conditions, having to provide property...

Are the federal budget initiatives for SMEs really what the small businesses wanted?

The federal government released its budget with some initiatives that were targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs). However,...

From Australia to Afghanistan: how this eLearning tech startup made it to the Business...

Ms Mateljan brought the CourseGenius learning platform to Afghanistan in 2014 to help an international NGO facilitate localised training. Ms Mateljan used the platform to roll out an eLearning pilot program for the NGO’s Leadership School in Kabul during a particularly unstable political period.

This tech start-up raised $1.25 million to help businesses collect their debts faster

Automated debt collection company ezyCollect has closed its oversubscribed capital raising at $1.25 million in a round led by Tank Stream Ventures.

This new credit scoring tool will come in handy for Australian SMEs seeking finance

SME Credit Score helps SMEs get finance at the best possible rate by educating them on their credit score & connecting them with the most appropriate lender

4 great funding options that are often overlooked by small businesses in Australia

It's fair to say not too many Australian SMEs keep their bank manager high on their Christmas card list. Reasonable or not, banks are often seen as not giving a fair go to the average Aussie start-up. What other options do they have?

Do you have one of these 7 toxic employees wrecking havoc in your business?...

Toxic employees are the single major workplace issue for Australian employers within SMEs, based on findings by Employsure, Australia’s largest employee relations advisory service.

Most Australian start-ups don’t know the role of a balance sheet! How clueless are...

Australian entrepreneurs have a lot of things in spades – ideas, passion, skills and the guts to start a business – but new research...

Australian SMEs are bleeding $13.7 billion a year as they pay GST

Complying with Australia’s GST rules is costing small businesses big time - more than $13.7 billion a year, according to new research recently released...

Is Twitter the key to growing your small business? Yes, it is, according to...

Australian tech start-up Bigcommerce, a software company that powers online retailers of all sizes, recently teamed up with Twitter to do a study into...

SMEs have a bright outlook for the future but are still concerned about certain...

Employing 70 per cent of Australia’s labour force, it cannot be overstated how important it is to keep a finger on the pulse of...

Which Australian SMEs are getting paid 22 days faster than the rest and 19...

According to research recently undertaken by global online accounting software Xero, Australian SMEs that use online accounting are getting paid 19 days faster nowadays...

What effect will the 2014 budget have on Australia’s small businesses?

As the bedrock of our GDP health, the needs of SMEs are vital to the success of our economy. Following the handing down of the...

If it feels like clients are taking a long time to pay up, you’re...

We all know that that cash-flow is the lifeline of every business, right? So if Australian businesses have to wait nearly eight weeks to...

Online SMEs performing better than sans-site peers

The folks at MYOB love themselves a bit of statistic-y goodness. Their latest number crunching shows online SMEs are fairing much better than their not so digital counterparts.

Offshore staffing is game changer for SMEs: Part Two

The key to successful, dedicated offshore staffing is effective communication. When hiring local staff, would you turn them loose on their first day with little supervision, training and support? I would expect you’d have some sort of induction program in place. The same rules apply to offshore staffing.

Offshore staffing is a game changer for SMEs: Part One

Entrepreneurs' and small business owners' access to offshore contractors and staff is, I believe, one of the most significant game changers in the last 30 or 40 years. The internet has opened markets and modified business processes for SMEs. With fast broadband internet connection now easily accessible in many corners of the world, the opportunity to access offshore virtual staff drives benefits to a whole new level.

A new “Instant Deals” platform in Sydney wants to make group buying obsolete. Can...

A location-aware platform, Spreedle will allow businesses to target buyers in their vicinity and set their own schedules for posting digital vouchers, deciding for how long and for how many customers the deal is valid. Can this Sydney start-up make a splash in the Groupon market?

How do Australian executives feel about the current business climate? [PODCAST]

Barry Westhorpe is Chief Executive of The CEO Institute - Victoria, a leading networking group for senior executives. In this podcast, Westhorpe explains the results of a recent report released by the institute on CEO confidence levels in Australia. While news has been good for the financial and service sectors, business sentiment is turning pessimistic due to uncertainty in overseas markets and in Government policy on SMEs.

SMEs in the limelight at 2010 Export Awards

The Awards commended Australia’s top exporters for their achievements and commitment to success in overseas markets. The three SMEs honoured were Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) of Victoria, Epichem of Western Australia, and Pivot Maritime International of Tasmania. FFT also took home the top prize of Australian Exporter of the Year.

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