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The top payments trends of 2024

- February 6, 2024 3 MIN READ

  The global payments landscape has undergone many changes since the pandemic, due to shifting consumer needs and advancements to technology, like artificial intelligence (AI). Today’s consumers expect continual improvements to products and services, as well as greater convenience and personalisation. Chris Dahl, Co-CEO, Pin Payments unpacks the latest trends. As technology and AI take… Read more »

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Three payroll blunders to avoid

- February 2, 2024 3 MIN READ

  When it comes to summer and seasonal employment arrangements, it can be hard to stay on top of payroll entitlements. Luis Sanchez Castillo, Executive GM Product, Xero, shares how to avoid the worst payroll blunders and stay compliant. The summer season brings joy and relaxation to many people. But for a small business owner,… Read more »

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How to effectively forecast your financials

- December 19, 2023 3 MIN READ

Small business owners need to keep their eyes on their financials if they want to survive in the current economic climate.  Vijay Sundaram, Chief Strategy Officer at a global technology company, Zoho, shares his top tips for effective forecasting. The challenges facing small businesses in Australia have never been more pressing than they are today.… Read more »

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10 ways to keep cash coming in over the holiday period

- December 13, 2023 4 MIN READ

  The holiday season can be a double-edged sword for small businesses: you need to take time to celebrate the year that was, while having to juggle unpaid invoices and stagnating cash flow, writes Ryan Jones from CreditorWatch CreditorWatch research shows that Australian businesses, on average, will experience a 20 per cent drop in revenue… Read more »

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Preparing for the holiday season: The Christmas cash jingle and crunch

- November 16, 2023 3 MIN READ

Whilst some small businesses are preparing to wind down over the holiday season, for many Australian businesses, this is their busiest time of the year and they’re preparing to make their biggest profits over the Christmas holiday season, writes Angus Sedgwick, CEO of OptiPay. Industries such as retail, hospitality, manufacturing and logistics often see an… Read more »