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Right on time: here’s how small businesses can go about avoiding late payments

Large Australian companies and institutions are infamously bad at paying smaller businesses on time. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reports that nearly three quarters of all invoices are paid late.

What are the sacrifices of running a small business in Australia? A study has...

Research, commissioned by Prospa, shows that more than half (54%) of small business owners spend 6-7 days a week on their business, with one in four (28%) working 7 days a week.

Why not having three months working capital in the bank is bad for your...

The Australian Bureau of Statistics states that 50% of all SME operations go out of business within three years and over 40% of these failures are due to poor cash management.

Why it’s just business as usual – an entrepreneur’s 2017/18 budget wrap-up

Scott Morrison delivered his second budget in May and there is barely a ripple in the water. No huge sweeping reforms, no budget emergencies, it was almost a non-event.

New data from Xero shows big business is causing cash flowgap for small businesses

There’s no doubt that small businesses are a core part of the Australian economy but when big businesses fail to pay on time, small businesses are forced into what we call a ‘cash flow gap’.

ANZ collaborates with start-up Employment Hero to help business customers manage their HR needs

Employment Hero Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ben Thompson said: “By simplifying administrative processes we can help businesses be significantly more productive.

5 reasons why your start-up needs to hire a Virtual Chief Financial Officer (VCFO)

There are three major trends in the business world which are driving demand for Virtual Chief Financial Officers (VCFOs). The rapidly growing number of start-ups...

Challenges in finding full time employment driving Aussies to start their own businesses

The Xero Small Spark survey canvassed the opinions of more than 340 small business owners across Australia and New Zealand to identify the key factors driving people to go out on their own.

Is your small business at risk of a cyber attack? What you need to...

As the digital age intensifies, our individual and organisational reliance on digital technology will increase, so too will the incentives and motivations for criminals that are equipped to take advantage of our digital adoption.

This is exactly why I choose to embrace business competition… and you should too!

It was scary and exciting to do something no one else was doing. But then some other people got the same idea and suddenly there were a few people doing the same thing. But rather than freaking out and holding all my cards close to my chest – I celebrated.

Has the budget done enough to turn the ideas boom into an implementation boom?

The recent federal budget doesn’t go far enough to turn Australia's ideas boom into an implementation boom according to business author Jenny Vandyke

There is a large appetite for small business but what type of business are...

New data from SEEK Commercial shows that appetite for small businesses is rising with ‘coffee’ as the #1 keyword, Coffee, Cafes & Restaurants top category

Stress levels escalate for Australian small business owners, a quarter feel burnt out

New research shows almost half (45 per cent) of Aussie small business claim their stress levels have increased in the past year and a quarter feel burnt out

2 ways small business owners can afford beacon marketing

Beacon marketing has been on my mind lately. And as I was researching the subject, one of the questions I came to ask myself...

Learn to start a small business [PODCAST]

PreneurCast is a marketing + business podcast. Each week, author and marketer Pete Williams and digital media producer Dom Goucher discuss entrepreneurship, business, internet...

Why small business owners will be hit hard when Facebook organic reach becomes history

Lately, I have been experimenting with social media networks for my own marketing purposes. Very quickly, I have had to zoom in on one particular...

The ratings game for customers is all about the ‘senses’!

You might never guess why vets would get the highest consumer satisfaction ratings, or why advertising and marketing would get the worst rap. Or...

The five ways to getting your creativity flowing and staying ahead of the pack

Brand comes as fast as they go. Or, so it seems. Customers have a myriad of choices and, the brand they choose one day,...

Here’s the big call from small business. Cut taxes and make compliance simpler

For years, small businesses’ call for tax reform has gone unheeded. Now, days ahead of the election, their voice has grown just a bit louder.

Federal election and NBN conundrum. Can we really expect much?

The rollout will continue, since the government has paid Telstra $11 billion to get access to its network. So we will get an NBN in one form or another. The only question is the technology and the time frame.

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