Finance

delivery investment, delivery managmeent

Five reasons to consider an integrated mailing and parcel sending solution

Research by Pitney Bowes shows the parcel shipping market continues to grow steadily, with Australian volume reaching 864 million in 2018.

funding

Index highlights change in the commercial lending market

Major banks are facing a challenge from non-banks, fintechs and neo banks, who are gaining loan market share due to their nimbleness and innovation.

audits

Fair Work audits Top Juice outlets

The audits are in response to anonymous reports from Top Juice employees that indicated the outlets may be breaching the Fair Work Act.

Asian expansion

SMBs look to lucrative Far East opportunities

Australia and Hong Kong have signed a free trade and investment agreement, which sees all tariffs on goods originating between the two eliminated.

retailers fraud

Why penalising retailers won’t help fight fraud

The new credit fraud regulations fail to recognise the costs retailers incur combating fraud, costs often greater greater than the fraud itself.

Drought plan backlash over water and small-business loans

The Morrison government is facing questions over two key elements of its drought plan – a revamped loan scheme and making water available to grow fo…

How the gig economy could create hidden tax issues

Businesses in the gig economy should make sure whether they consider their people are independent contractors, employees, or a hybrid of both.

Alternate finance sources

Reverse factoring a potential finance future for SMEs

Reverse factoring can be a stimulant for SMEs that allows them them and their larger clients to trade on the terms that aren’t detrimental to either p…

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Government’s $1 billion loan package aims to boost drought-affected regional businesses

The Federal Government will provide farmers and businesses in regional and rural communities affected by the drought with additional stimulus measures…

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Peak small-business body on the biggest issues facing SMEs today

“The National Small Business Summit brings together leaders to understand the key issues, and then determine how we can influence policy.”

insolvencies

SMEs braced for further insolvencies with defaults still rising

With insolvencies increasing by 20 per cent in Q3,small businesses need to review their processes and invest in the necessary technology and advice.

e-invoicing

E-invoicing policy to fast-track payment times to small businesses

The government has implemented an e-invoicing policy committing to pay contractors within five days or pay them interest on late payments.

A healthy business

“We have found that using a wide combination of marketing strategies has allowed us to build a trustworthy, robust brand and also have measurable data…

growth hampered, stagnant

Small businesses are confident but stagnant, report reveals

SME growth is stagnant due to declining consumer spending with more than one in three SMEs feeling the pinch of tightening household budgets.

asset

Why business owners should manage their business as an asset

Rather than seeing the business as a job, business owners should view it as an asset so they can realise opportunities for growth.

Business insurance claims reach record high

The number of insurance claims filed is at an all-time high, reinforcing the high-risk bad debt environment many businesses are experiencing.

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