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Small business cash flow: What you need to consider in the age of COVID-19

With businesses facing immense obstacles and having to strategise quickly in the face of short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19, ensuring that your cash flow continues has never been more important.

Australian SMEs need more immediate help to survive COVID-19, here are the top two...

Regardless of government incentives, not many businesses will be committing to capital expenditure during this time. There are measures to be implemented that will safeguard the livelihood of Australian small businesses.

From haunted houses to ‘destination venues’: How small businesses succeeded in 2019, and what...

Small businesses and entrepreneurs are the backbone of the Australian economy. From small retailers and tech entrepreneurs to sustainable farmers and artists, Australia boasts 2.1 million of the brightest, dynamic and most innovative small businesses.

Australian small businesses are in economic decline, new Invoice2go research finds

Australia’s micro businesses across almost every industry sector have reported significant negative revenue generation for FY 2019, invoicing for 7.6% less than the previous financial year, according to research released today by Invoice2go.

Alternative lending startup Lumi secures $8 million in funding to expand operations

Australian financial technology company and alternative lender, Lumi, has announced it has completed an $8 million capital raise in a bid to turbocharge business...

These are 5 marketing tactics every small business should be focusing on in 2019

Keeping a small business afloat is hard enough without having to worry about marketing online and connecting with audiences on social media. I get it, you’re swamped and you probably don’t know the first thing about marketing. But what if I told you that this was a sure fire way to rapidly scale if not double your business?

Here are six tips on how Australian SMBs can survive and thrive the first...

Business insolvency is a very real risk for many new and existing Australian small businesses, but countless business owners are not spotting warning signs...

From a side project to a business in 150 countries – the two entrepreneurs...

Kremer and Khan believe that by utilising marketing initiatives well, it can raise brand awareness and result in a steady flow of business leads. They share their top five tips on how to grow startups to a global scale.

PACK & SEND has announced an all-female finalist line-up for its inaugural Small Business...

The winning small business will receive a prize pack that includes $10,000 worth of parcel and freight services from PACK & SEND, a three-month business mentorship with Hannah Staples, co-founder of Peppermint Grove Australia.

Small businesses in Australia are not feeling so sunny in 2017, says new research

The survey of more than 600 small business owners across the country revealed that one in two (50 per cent) respondents are not satisfied with the government’s management of the Australian economy.

Strong winds of disruption: how alternative lenders are beating the Big Four banks

Just as disruptive start-ups are rethinking almost every industry out there, alternative lenders are assessing risk in an innovative way, using big data in real time to enable more businesses to get the capital they need for growth.

This startup risked all of its $1.67m revenue on a thought bubble, and it’s...

PoweredLocal is a Wi-Fi and social media marketing startup that helps connect small businesses to their customers. At it’s most basic level it gives customers access to free Wi-Fi in return for a check-in on Facebook or other social media platform.

Aussie small businesses have a mixed outlook for 2017, but are looking to thrive

Close to half of Aussie small businesses surveyed (49 per cent) indicated they were ‘very’ or ‘extremely confident’ of growth in the next 12 months, however nearly one in three had a neutral outlook — believing their business will remain stagnant.

How to get your start-up through the first business year without suffering a debt...

The most important prerequisite for a newly founded business to take off successfully is ensuring that they always have enough assets for their everyday obligations.

Reading about his future competitor in the paper inspired this entrepreneur’s idea

In July 2012, while managing a large Westpac branch, he came across an interview with the founder of a well-known personal budgeting company which claimed they had created a new category in personal finance.

How your start-up can overcome the financial difficulties of getting off the ground

Entrepreneurship has confronted several challenges with financial difficulties and constraints always being one the key reasons that prevent many start-ups from getting off the ground.

New start-up taking small business lending to the next level raises $8m in seed...

Sail has developed a unique algorithm that harnesses big data in real-time to offer fully customised lending decisions. In a matter of minutes, business owners can apply and receive a loan offer that is tailored to meet their needs.

Are you on the cloud? Here are 5 benefits of cloud computing for small...

When everyone has access to the same information, something profound happens: systems become unified, and processes become streamlined. You can then start to roll out standard processes across your organisation.

A tech start-up that started in a kitchen scooped top honours at the 2016...

A company that started as a two-man shop in a Sydney kitchen and now stands as one of Australia’s largest mobile technology firms has taken top honours at the 2016 Sydney City Regional Business Awards.

Most small businesses around the world are relying on apps and the cloud –...

The study, which focused on small businesses in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia revealed that 64 percent of small businesses run in the cloud, 68 percent use apps, and 66 percent use a smartphone.

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Five ways to manage your time by managing yourself, with Helen...

Finding the time to tackle everything is one of the greatest challenges faced by business owners. To help time-starved business owners work smarter and not harder, we spoke with Helen Ebdon. The director of Affirming Business and Executive Coaching, she’s a serial entrepreneur who started her first business at age 25. She’s built and run direct marketing and communications businesses and she’s also the creator of the Take 15 Program for business effectiveness.

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Three easy wins when using LinkedIn with David Hobson [FREE REPORT]

"If you’re pressed for time, I'm here to help." In this report, David Hobson will show you three quick wins - things you can do to pimp out your LinkedIn profile in 15 minutes or less.

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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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