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Don’t let the fear stop you! Busting three common myths about small businesses

“It’s too financially unstable…”, “I don’t have any experience in running a business…” and “It’s too lonely..”, are just some of the reasons some may give for not making the leap.

Watch out! Is your small business going to tank before it takes off? [SPONSORED]

Launching a business is by no means an easy task. Even the most brilliant idea has the possibility of failing if not executed properly.

SME owners run risk of festive season burnout: 1 in 3 have no plans...

Research by leading online lender OnDeck confirms that one in three (30%) SME owners have no plans to take time off this year. Among the 70% that do intend to take a break, a holiday is likely to be a ‘workation’, with 95% of SME owners saying they check emails while away from their business.

Forget lazy and entitled: New research shows millennials the fastest-growing small business operators in...

New research by Xero, the global small business platform, has revealed millennials — those under 35 — as the fastest growing segment of small business ownership

Here are key personalisation tactics to improve customer engagements

Customers today are faced with an overwhelming number of choices in everything they do. The digitisation of everything has led to consumers...

Why even small businesses need to be automising their customer engagement technology

In the age of advanced technology and rapid social media consumption, the necessity for automisation and customer engagement via the internet has...

Small business remain strongly confident despite media speculation due to economic concerns

Small business confidence remains high, despite media rumblings around economic concerns, according to a new report released at the end of...

The reigning Aussie fintech lender of the year continues to grow after loan originations...

Prospa, a leading Australian online lender to small business, is pleased to announce its pro-forma results for H1 FY19. The total loan originations for...

Business lender Moula commits additional $250 million to fund Australia’s small businesses, positions to...

Business lender Moula has announced an additional $250 million would be made available to fund Australia’s small businesses as it vyes to compete directly with traditional banking institutions.

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

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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