Finance

Updated business funding guide to offer small business COVID-19 support

The Business Funding Guide helps small businesses find appropriate loans and increases their chances of getting approved for financing.

SME retailers on the road to recovery

Retail foot traffic and store openings are now at 95 per cent of pre-COVID levels and the average retail spend per visit also on the way up.

How to avoid the unstoppable wave

Small businesses with limited or no stock or plant and equipment to use as collateral – think health & beauty and trades – are most at risk of ins…

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Government stimulus the key to keeping three quarters of businesses going

New research reveals the relative efficacy of the different Government COVID stimulus measures, with JobKeeper coming out as the most useful.

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Mixed fortunes for Victoria’s SMEs post-lockdown

A significant number of Victorian SMEs are still struggling with revenue despite the lifting of lockdowns and situation slowly going back to normal.

Crunch time: don’t ignore insolvency warning signs

If you identify any red flags, talk to your accountant or a business recovery / insolvency practitioner as soon as possible.

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Chinese restaurant operators to face court over underpayments

A Chinese restaurant operator allegedly underpaid an employee and not only failed to rectify the underpayments but also produced false documents.

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Tax offset a potential game changer for video gaming

Video gaming in an industry that is comprised of many high-growth potential small businesses and start-ups, but they need help to be competitive.

Understanding millennial wealth and business

The COVID crisis has led many millennials – including business owners – are shifting their focus towards wealth-building and financial literacy.

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Insolvency figures point to thousands nearing bankruptcy

Government stimulus measures may well be hiding the real number of businesses and individuals at risk of insolvency as soon as those measures end in 2…

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Independent retailers gearing up for Black Friday bonanza

While Black Friday has traditionally been associated with big-box retailers, it is now becoming an increasingly important day for independent retailer…

Questioning your customer

One of the benefits of a great customer discovery exercise is that you can potentially increase value for your customers and reduce your costs.

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Repeat workplace laws offender penalised again

A cafe franchise operator has become the first recipient of a penalty for “serious contraventions” provisions under workplace laws.

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Small residential builders thriving despite pandemic

The impact of COVID on working practices has let to a surge in demand for renovation projects for small residential builders.

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Cashflow management tips for small businesses

Cash liquidity is a small business’s lifeblood – you may be generating a profit but without cashflow, the business will not survive long.

The top six avoidable tax mistakes that business owners make

Many businesses fail due to tax mistakes around payroll, super guarantee contributions and GST that result in hefty penalties.

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