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The Small Business Dilemma of Selling to Major Retailers

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Selling to big name retailers like ALDI, Woolworths, Coles and Bunnings can be a huge opportunity for small businesses. These major chains can be very profitable customers and fantastic for getting your product and brand in a more visible space.  But there’s a dilemma. With extended payment ter...
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Into the Mines: How Businesses Can Grow Along with Australia’s Booming Mining Industry

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The mining industry has played a key role in the Australian economy for quite some time. It dates back to the gold rushes of the mid-19th century and accounts for around 7% of today’s GDP . “Australia is a global top five producer of gold, iron ore, lead, zinc and nickel and also has the world’s lar...
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Revenue Growth for Australian Businesses on the Rise

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The March 2019 Scottish Pacific SME Growth Index Report made many interesting discoveries about the current state of Australian businesses. While some findings were discouraging like increased difficulty accessing funding due to property downturns and the Royal Commission, others were quite encourag...
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Everything Australian Companies Need to Know About Corporation Tax

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Handling taxes is notoriously complex for Australian businesses. It can be overwhelming for SMEs, especially if you lack a dedicated, in-house accounting team.  But it’s vital to understand relevant tax laws, what your company tax rate is and how to properly report this information. This ensure...
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The Key Differences Between Contractors and Employees

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“Is a worker a contractor or employee?” This is one of the most common questions asked by employers. And it’s one you need to get right for payroll tax and obligation purposes. Otherwise, misclassifying workers can leave you liable for employment taxes, and you may get hit with costly penalties. In ...
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3 Lending Options That Overcome Poor Personal Credit

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Access to capital is vital to your company’s growth and sustainability. You need it for purchasing inventory, buying equipment, hiring employees and boosting marketing efforts. Unfortunately, many businesses face a shortage of capital. In fact, nearly two-thirds start with less than $70,000 AUD. If ...
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How to Ensure Adequate Cash Flow in the Face of Australia’s Minimum Wage Increase

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On 1 July 2019, the Fair Work Commission increased the national minimum wage in Australia by 3%. While this may not sound like that big of a deal, it could have a significant impact on cash flow for many SMEs.  In this post, we’ll look at the details and explain how to ensure your business has ...
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What Are Some Viable Financing Options for a Small Business?

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Small businesses are Australia’s economic backbone. Recent research found, more than 99% of all Australian companies are small businesses, and they contribute $380 billion AUD to the economy.  But one consistent issue these companies face is obtaining capital. Roughly a third of small businesse...
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Equipment Financing with the Updated Instant Asset Write-Off Scheme

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Whether it’s heavy industrial machinery, office computers or anything in between, having the right equipment is vital to the success and longevity of your business. Not only is it essential for completing daily tasks and increasing productivity, it’s necessary for long-term, sustained growth. Of cou...
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SME owners make it clear what they want from new Federal Government

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Whether the new Australian Federal Government is Labor or Liberal, small business owners are very clear about what actions they want the new government to take to provide the right environment for them to flourish. Scottish Pacific’s latest SME Growth Index research asked more than 1200 small busine...
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SME Finance Solutions That Don’t Involve Property Security

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Scottish Pacific’s March 2019 SME Growth Index unearthed many interesting findings. One of the main themes involves property security and its negative impact on business funding. In this post, we’ll examine the overarching sentiment toward property security and offer solutions for companies who don’...
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9 signs that your SME clients need business funding

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Businesses that are expanding: growing pains can place massive pressure on business cash flow Freeing up the family home: business requires more funds than available equity Slow paying debtors: clients can sometimes take advantage of a good working relationship and draw out payments Turning away new...
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For small business owners, a lot is riding on the Royal Commission outcomes (2/2)

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Below is the second instalment of a two-part series into the potential impacts to the SME lending landscape following the Royal Commission's report. Gaining trust for SME lenders It’s crucial that Australian consumers, and the small business sector, have faith in their financial institutions. Beyond...
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For small business owners, a lot is riding on the Royal Commission outcomes (1/2)

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As we await the release of findings of the Hayne Royal Commission into the banking and financial services sector, I’d like to share some thoughts on the likely impact on SMEs and the small business lending market. The impact will be far and wide. A nervous market needs to be comfortable that Austral...
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5 Tips to Put the Flow into your Businesses Cash Flow

5 Tips to Put the Flow into your Businesses Cash Flow
As in nature where the sun is vital for life and growth, so cash flow is essential to the life and growth of your business. It is the oil that lubricates the cogs of industry. In a recent survey conducted for Small Business Week to identify major areas of stress for small business owners, it conclud...
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What Type of Debtor Finance is Right for My Business?

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Debtor finance is no longer seen by businesses merely as a simple stopgap measure for quickly getting on top of unplanned cash flow demands. Increasingly, it’s being acknowledged as an effective means to sustainably foster business growth while minimising the effects of market volatility. It’s also ...
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How to Choose the Right Business Finance Provider for Your Company

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Interested in looking at finance options for your company but don’t know where to begin? Choosing the right business finance provider for your company is not a straightforward process. Different providers offer different kinds of finance, each with their own unique advantages and disadvantages. But ...
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How trade finance works: A basic guide for import/export businesses

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In our interconnected world where instantaneous global communication is taken for granted, it’s easier than ever to do business anywhere in the world. However, while the opportunities are plentiful, the process of buying and selling internationally is not without its risks and complications. There a...
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Why business owners are true SME champions

Why business owners are true SME champions
Business owners are the unsung heroes of the national economy. We see this every day in the hard-working, entrepreneurial folk who come to us for business funding. Whether our SME clients have two employees or 200, they are out there working hard to build better futures for themselves, their familie...
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SMEs and the New Payments Platform (NPP)

SMEs and the New Payments Platform (NPP)
The first phase of the New Payments Platform (NPP), Australia’s advanced payment system, has been in action for a few months and many SMEs are still getting the hang of how it might impact them. Here’s a handy overview of what the NPP entails, and what is planned. The NPP is a billion-dollar collabo...
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