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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 Robin  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


Source: www.theage.com.au …or is it?  Look, after a brave showing it appears that the stock market is settling.  Let me reiterate – how brave!  What’s certain is the instability will affect small business – your small business.  Just how much is anyone’s guess.  At these times it pays to keep […]

The Final Word on The Stock Market Rollercoaster


Source: news.com.au photo: Cathryn Tremain Well, haven’t the world markets been brave?  Just after we experienced the fourth largest crash in history, the markets rallied to give us back a little of our declining wealth.  I could almost hear a collective sigh of relief throughout Australia as the market made […]

Is This The Great Cyclical Cleansing?



Source: news.com.au I was driving to work this morning listening to the esteemed ABC local radio.  Just before I turned into my office they were discussing the stock market.  Now normally I don’t have too much to consider when this topic comes up.  My family has invested wisely; we expect […]

What Next for the Australian Share Market