The long road to business recovery

- July 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

The new financial year is here and after months of turmoil, only now are we starting to get a true picture of the impact this has had on Australian small businesses and the significant pain points that lie ahead, writes Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell. Prolonged drought conditions, a horror bushfire… Read more »


Business outlook: Fast crisis, slow recovery

- July 6, 2020 9 MIN READ

Assuming Australia succeeds in keeping virus numbers mostly suppressed, allowing restrictions to continue to be lifted, and that a vaccine or good anti-virals are available from mid-2021, what comes next for Australia and the world economies asks Deloitte Access Economics partner Chris Richardson, principal author of Deloitte’s quarterly Business Outlook Report. 1.6 billion people in… Read more »


Open Banking is here: what this means for you

- July 1, 2020 4 MIN READ

In Australia, open banking has been a term bounced around in the financial sector since 2017. Only in the last two years we have seen movement, and the Big Four banks (CommBank, NAB, Westpac and ANZ) have begun beta testing since legislation passed in 2019, says Erich Gerber, Senior Vice President, APJ and EMEA, TIBCO… Read more »


4 tips to effectively plan for the new financial year

- June 25, 2020 3 MIN READ

COVID-19 and the new financial year provide an opportunity to reassess and make changes to your business’ strategies and plans to make sure you are offering a sustainable value proposition that is relevant for customers, staff and the community, writes Leo Tyndall, CEO and founder of Marketlend With COVID-19 negatively impacting two-thirds of businesses across… Read more »


Small business tech to help you master the new financial year

- June 23, 2020 3 MIN READ

As the end of the financial year approaches, small businesses across Australia are gently emerging from lockdown. They’re returning to a ‘new normal’ in which many restrictions will still apply, so to adapt and identify competitive advantages to help them navigate the coming months, businesses are relying on technology to help them work smarter,” writes… Read more »


Accountants are the silent heroes of the COVID-19 (economic) fight

- June 11, 2020 3 MIN READ

Whilst health workers are undeniably at the front line of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another cohort of silent heroes – accountants and tax agents, writes Wayne Debernardi, General Manager  Institute of Public Accountants. The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has a large contingent of members in public practice, predominantly small accounting… Read more »


Reinventing your business beyond COVID-19

- June 10, 2020 3 MIN READ

For many small business owners, continuing to do business as we recover from the effects of COVID-19-related restrictions will require fresh thinking and reinvention, writes Tony Wall, Head of Design at Intuit QuickBooks Australia. The challenge of deciding what’s worth keeping, what’s worth changing and what’s worth throwing out entirely can seem daunting. We use… Read more »