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Source: Patrick Stafford – Smart Company   Spotless financial records, low debtor levels and a clear, easy-to-understand business case are three critical requirements for any SME that wants to get funding from a bank, a panel of business and finance expects has told SmartCompany. While these expert say access to […]

How to get cash from banks


By Myriam RobinĀ  The census is important to more than demographers and policy-makers. It’s a snapshot of where we are as a nation, one which businesses can dip into for insight into their workforce and customers. Conducted every five years, now is the moment to explore it before its currency […]

Australian Census: 15 gems for business



Special disaster flood assistance grants of up to $25 000 are available to help Queensland primary producers and small businesses who have been affected by the November-December 2010 floods (including those in January 2011).  To help recovery in communities affected by flooding, people receiving these grants are encouraged to, wherever […]

Flood Assistance for Primary Producers and Small Businesses


By Michael Derin 2010 As someone who works with small and medium sized businesses I frequently get asked, “How are SMEs faring?” At the moment my answer would be they are operating amid a great deal of uncertainty. However, despite this many small businesses are focused on growth. A minority […]

Hold on to your profits, we could be in for ...


By David Olsen Online retail is expected to grow by 40 percent by 2012 according to research released alongside the Online Retailer Expo and Conference in Sydney. The ecommerce industry in Australia has seen rapid growth over the last year and is forecast to reach $33.8 billion by 2012 up […]

Online retail to grow 40 percent by 2012



By James Thomson & Patrick Stafford With the new financial year just weeks away, entrepreneurs across the?country are busy putting together budgets and business plans and growth strategies for 2010-11. And after a difficult few years, many will be ?hoping for a big boost to the bottom line. There are […]

How to Boost Profits for Your Business


It’s probably not an over-statement to say that a majority of SME businesses in particular are not as tax-effective as they should be. There are a number of reasons for this, the main one being “tax” accountants simply do not get involved in that kind of “bullet-proofing” or as it’s […]

Be Tax-Effective


Source: www.theage.com.au   OUCH! Calling all disgruntled franchisees.  All the poor and unfortunate franchisees that believe they are not getting what they paid for when they signed “their life away”.  You finally are being heard.  Check out this article in todays Age newspaper. Franchisees call for code change.     […]

Franchisors vs. Franchisees – Pistols at Dawn!



“A Business’s staff are the most important people it serves. Satisfy and challenge them and you will almost certainly exceed your customers’ service expectations.”   Before we begin to examine the importance of staff to your business take one minute to answer these three (3) questions… 1.     When was the last […]

Are Your Staff the WOW Factor in Your Business?