Alistair Lamond

Active entrepreneur passionate about fintech and SME innovation. Loves all things outdoors - surfing, rugby, cycling, skiing & bocce. Director at Skippr - A Cash Flow Company. Co-Founder of @alemfoundation.

Recent Posts

8 top tips to delivering business advisory services to small business

By Alistair Lamond on 07-Jun-2017 10:00:00

This week on the Future of Business we are excited to have Guy Pearson, co-founder of Practice Ignition and Chairman of Interactive Accounting, on the show to share his experience and insights on how to best deliver business advisory in your firm.

Product Update - Big release! New look, semi-automated cash flow forecasting and scenarios tool

By Alistair Lamond on 01-Jun-2017 10:39:52

The Skippr team has been hard at work testing, learning and developing over the past few months following invaluable feedback from our users. Thanks for all that have contributed. We couldn't have done it without you!

Budget 2017 and Small Business

By Alistair Lamond on 12-May-2017 09:57:22

Budget 2017 was in short, inoffensive. The crux was stimulus through infrastructure spending and big bank levies. There was a mention of improving accountability and transparency with welfare benefits. The Australian homeowner gained most of the attention with an array of housing affordability measures.

But what did the 2017 budget bring for the Australian small business?

Tune in to the Future Of Business to hear from Noel Tuifino (My Accounts) and James Carey (Prime Partners Accounting) as we discuss some of the wins and losses from Budget 2017 for small business.

9 Simple Cash Flow Tips for Small Business

By Alistair Lamond on 19-Apr-2017 13:00:00


"Be proactive, never assume anything, always test and keep learning."

Staying on top of cash flow is often a tedious task of checking your bank account, skimming over your receivables ledger and checking when you have to pay the bills. Many small business owners struggle to keep a clear understanding of the liquidity of their own business. Remember just because you are driving new business sales, if you don't have cash in the bank to support the ever increasing capital demands of a growing business, your business can capsize without warning. There are many Australian small businesses who have adopted simple cash managment techniques to guarantee their liquidity and growth. Check out a great example of one such business here.

What’s the future of independent media and marketing agencies?

By Alistair Lamond on 15-Feb-2017 11:15:00

Forget the days of whiskey-swilling Mad Men. Agencies these days have demands Don Draper would never have dreamed of. The current climate sees the old world of marketing - television and print - overlapping with the breakneck speed of digital, and advertising agencies are scrambling to keep up.

Agency Pulse Check 2017 Survey - what keeps you up at night?

By Alistair Lamond on 24-Jan-2017 11:00:00

Forget the days of whiskey-swilling Mad Men - agencies these days have demands Don Draper would never have dreamed of. The current climate sees the old world of marketing (television and print) overlapping with the fast paced world of digital, and advertising agencies need to change to keep up.

Topics: SME

Oligopoly strangling fresh food supply chain with long payment terms

By Alistair Lamond on 08-Dec-2016 11:15:00

This article was originally published in the The Land.

Topics: SME Cash flow

Free money: how to get your hands on government grants for your agency

By Alistair Lamond on 02-Nov-2016 10:00:00

Oh, to be a kid again. It might be the only time in your life free money existed. Sure, you might have to do some household chores for your pocket money, but occasionally, someone – grandparents, aunts, uncles – would give you money just for being you. A nice concept, but when you’re a grown-up managing the cash-flow of a media agency (i.e real responsibilities), hand-outs don’t exist. Unless, of course, you ask the government. 

Topics: SME Grants

[WTF PODCAST] with Richard Adamson - Music + Art + Good Beer = Young Henrys Brewery

By Alistair Lamond on 20-Oct-2016 10:30:00

Richard Adamson is a true entrepreneur who is passionate about beer, his local Newtown community and its thriving music scene. Co-founding Young Henrys, an award winning boutique brewer, they have established a strong brand built on quality and personality. Hear how they are keeping their independence by staying true to their roots in the ever-competitive beverage industry. Enjoy the podcast!

Topics: Podcasts

5 best apps for small business in 2017. From sales to cash flow management. 

By Alistair Lamond on 11-Oct-2016 11:15:00

The cloud is redefining how we live and do business. It is now being recognised as a global economic engine underpinning new innovations, new business models and even entirely new industries. Now data can be created, stored, disseminated and accessed real-time from anywhere in the world that is connected to the internet.  This has created a data explosion with 90% of the world's data being created in the last 2 years!

Topics: SME Growth