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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

Australia’s Long Payment Culture  - the real impact on Small and medium sized business

By Alistair Lamond on 20-Jul-2016 11:00:00

Show me the money!!!” - Jerry Maguire

The Secrets To Small Business Success

By Skippr Cash Flow on 23-Jun-2016 15:27:17

Guest content courtesy of Thomas Taylor @ T2 Consulting

A long time ago an insolvency expert told me the secret to turning around a failing business. What he said was "to keep your margins up and your costs down". That sounded fairly simple at the time but over the years I have understood more and more how imp ortant those words are and how difficult it can sometimes be to make it happen. 
 
Topics: SME Growth

5 simple rules for how to do a cash flow forecast for small business

By Alistair Lamond on 26-May-2016 09:30:00

Having foresight over your monthly cash flow statement is critical to the survival and success of your business. Every business owner should be asking the following questions to best understand how to do a cash flow forecast for their small business:

"Can we pay our employees at the end of month?"

"Do we have the cash to pay PAYG and GST at the end of the month?"

"Can we afford to take on this big new customer?"

"Can we get prices if we pay suppliers earlier?"

How to improve cash flow for you agency - 4 simple ways

By Alistair Lamond on 29-Mar-2016 15:20:10

The most common reason for cash flow pressure in an agency is long-dated invoice payment terms enforced by the end-customer. In Australia, there is on average over $19m worth of invoices outstanding longer than 30 days, while 44% of invoices are being paid late. This is typical throughout the marketing, media and advertising industries. Publishers, app developers, production, modelling and creative companies all suffer from slow invoice payments which crushes their cash flow.

6 Simple Tips for Business Grants and Tax Incentive Scheme Applications

By Vince Duarte on 17-Mar-2016 08:30:00

It doesn’t matter how big your business is, every company is susceptible to a lack of cash flow. We need not look further than Tropfest that happened earlier this year. The world’s largest short film festival was cancelled last year to financial negligence and was only saved from the same fate in 2016 at the eleventh hour through a financial lifeline from new sponsors. 

2016: The birth of Australian Innovation

By Vince Duarte on 27-Jan-2016 07:30:00

Ever had an idea for a business but just been too afraid to start? Prior to this year, you would have probably been forgiven for not taking the plunge in the Australian market. You probably thought that your only way of getting the help you need was by featuring on the next episode of Shark Tank.