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Secrets to successful school holidays for SMEs

How to keep your business running smoothly and the cash flowing during school holidays when many of your customers may head out of town.

Cash-strapped, time-poor SME owners looking for funding alternatives

RBA small business finance report backs ASBFEO’s recommendations

“There is a funding gap for small businesses seeking capital and there are significant barriers to accessing finance, all raised in the RBA report and…

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Media company penalised for underpaying journalists and production staff

Vulnerable young people eager to obtain jobs as as journalists have been underpaid by a Queensland media company.

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Top growth tips for your small business

The first quarter of a new financial year is a great time to review your business is performancing and how it can be better for the rest of the year.

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Why small businesses should consider subscription-based print management solutions

Smaller businesses can achieve a significant return on investment with the right print management solutions.

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Why scaling up isn’t always best for your business

Why scaling up isn’t always the best way to go – a well-run boutique business has its advantages, both financial and personal.


Aussie SMEs in hot water as house prices continue to fall

With house prices declining and bank interest rates rising, SME owners need to be aware of the risks of using their homes as collateral.


Crowdfunding eligibility extension welcomed

“Crowdfunding is an alternative source of equity, which is particularly popular with eligible start-ups.”

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Seniors mean big business for SMEs

There is a substantial opportunity for small businesses to acquire new and loyal customers by offering seniors card discounts to a demographic who pre…

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Cash payments costing small business big time

Over 80 per cent of of consumers say that paying by card is much faster and more convenient than paying with cash – which makes sense given the aver…

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Standing on the brink of failure

Every business faces failure at some point and how they respond determinines whether or not they will survive.

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New banking features to support SMEs

Business-only bank Tyro has launched two new features that will streamline banking and payroll processing for SMEs.

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Business pressures contribute to sharp fall in SME confidence

A report reveals pressure on many fronts, particularly the housing cycle and profitability, have led to a big dent in SME confidence in the last quart…

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Ombudsman welcomes instant asset write-off extension

New legislation has been passed to extend the $20,000 instant asset write-off for a further 12 months.


Guide to borrowing from fintech lenders released

A new guide helps SME owners better understand the “ins and outs” of borrowing from fintech lenders.

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Seed fund for Perth start-ups launched

The $3 million seed fund will support entrepreneurs in overcoming the hurdle of working to validate their product and business model.


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