financial-wellness
Finance

How to achieve financial wellness in 7 easy steps

- November 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

Just as crash diets and getting fit by going to gym once a month does not work, setting aside some money every month without a plan, typically won’t get you to where you need to be financially (or maybe, but not in an ideal timeframe). Having disciplined goals, no matter what the discipline may be,… Read more »

Finance

The funding paths your business needs to know to grow

- November 4, 2020 3 MIN READ

If you want to grow your business, chances are you will need access to finance. But not all finance is created equal. Suppose the thought of putting up your home for security makes you nervous. In that case, we explain the alternative finance options open to business owners. Access to finance is one of the… Read more »

JobMaker tuneup
Finance

JobMaker may need some fine tuning to help small business and sole traders

- November 3, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Australian Government’s JobKeeper scheme has almost done its job and we will see it exit in March 2021. This may see some still wanting as the economy starts its real recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Enter stage left, JobMaker, echoing the government’s three-prong objective: Jobs, Jobs and Jobs, writes Wayne Debernardi, general manager public… Read more »

Business Advice

6 ways you can increase your business profits

- November 2, 2020 3 MIN READ

With the economy in recession, many businesses have faced the challenge of re-evaluating how they operate.  One of the most difficult decisions is whether to cut costs or continue spending. But which of these activities could help increase your profits to build a more resilient business? asks Business Australia Chief Customer Experience Officer Richard Spencer. Six… Read more »

Finance

ANZ outage leaves thousands without wages

- October 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

A technical glitch has left thousands of Australian workers and businesses short on funds as ANZ flags a payment processing issue had been causing delays since Tuesday afternoon with around 14,000 transactions affected. The bank took to Twitter to placate irate customers and their employees whose wages had been impacted, apologising for the delay. We… Read more »

Finance

5 tips to get your tax in order before October 31

- October 23, 2020 2 MIN READ

If you run a side hustle you have less than two weeks to lodge your individual tax return of face fines from the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Don’t stress – these tips from Chartered Accountants Australia will help simplify things. “For some, the process of lodging a tax return can seem daunting, however knowing a… Read more »

frictionless ecommerce
Finance

How to reduce friction in your customers’ journey

- October 20, 2020 3 MIN READ

About seven in every ten online shoppers (69 per cent) will add something to their cart and then leave without ever purchasing it.  While some of that may be down to uncontrollable consumer cold feet, much of that cart abandonment can be avoided with just a few small payment optimisation tweaks, writes By Mac Wang,… Read more »

Finance

You can forget about a snapback for Australia

- October 19, 2020 4 MIN READ

Josh Frydenberg has told us his 2020 Budget is “all about jobs”. What he hasn’t said is that it is actually aiming for a slower recovery from the recession, as far as unemployment goes, than from most recessions in Australia’s history, writes Brendan Coates, Household Finance Director at Grattan Institute. That’s both the budget’s explicit… Read more »