Features

How to take control of your money in 2020

- January 21, 2020 3 MIN READ

So, you’ve packed away the Christmas tree, put away the good silverware and finally taken the time to think about where you are headed financially for 2020. If like many at this time of year, you find yourself with no savings, a credit card debt and no idea where your money is going, then Susan… Read more »

Finance

How a CFO on-call transformed this business

- January 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

Jenny Marsh is the owner of a successful franchise business ATM2GO, which since 2011 has been providing the convenience of cash to events and businesses through ATM services. With 17 ATM2GO franchisees based all over Australia, Jenny says that she was finding it difficult to keep track of and properly understand her business’s numbers due… Read more »

Features

Three ways the new open banking scheme can benefit small business

- January 1, 2020 3 MIN READ

A huge change is already underway in Australia’s banking sector. And, in January, consumers and businesses can finally experience some of its benefits first-hand, writes Steve Kemp, Head of Financial Institutions Partnerships APAC and Emerging Markets, Intuit. Since last year, regulators, Australia’s Big Four banks (NAB, Commonwealth, ANZ and Westpac) and a test working group… Read more »

Features

Budgeting for the summer shutdown

- December 17, 2019 2 MIN READ

With the new year fast approaching, Aussies are eagerly planning some time off work to enjoy the warm weather — however, time off is a luxury many small businesses simply can’t afford. For some small business owners, summer can be the busiest time of the year. For others, it can be a slow period where… Read more »

Business Basics

Let’s give bootstrappers the respect they deserve

- November 17, 2019 3 MIN READ

There’s an old saying, “put your money where your mouth is”. And that’s exactly what bootstrappers do. Yet sometimes it’s the starry-eyed capital-raising young startups that seem to attract more attention than the brave bootstrappers, who are backing their idea with their own savings. Dispelling the myths As a bootstrapper of two businesses (Matchboard and… Read more »

Business Basics

10 tips to build wealth and keep it!

- November 15, 2019 7 MIN READ

Imagining a bigger, better life that is made easier because of the security and safety net of wealth is a dream lots of people share. And why not? Having money to take care of everyday stresses seems like fun, writes Katrina Ruth. The great news is that building wealth is possible, as long as you… Read more »

Business Basics

Small business insolvencies rise as economy worsens

- November 6, 2019 2 MIN READ

“It’s the canary in the coal mine,” warns Patrick Coghlan, CEO of CreditorWatch as small business insolvencies rise 20 per cent over the last quarter, an increase of 8 per cent year on year. Coghlan suggests the rise in businesses being declared insolvent doesn’t bode well for the economy. Coghlan’s comments follow the release of… Read more »