Day: 8 December 2021

How a cleaning business is cutting costs and saving substantial time with e-invoicing

My VIP Cleaning Company was a busy and successful cleaning business. But owner, Ariel, felt she was spending too much time chasing customers for payment and struggled to keep track of the invoices her contractors sent her. Her accountant had helped set up her bookkeeping through QuickBooks, but Ariel needed to further automate her business. Ariel used …

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Speedy recovery: 5 steps for small businesses after a natural disaster

Unfortunately, many retail and small businesses never recover from these extreme weather events. Those who do, often struggle under the weight of massive financial losses resulting from damage to their stock, fixtures and fittings and the actual building as well as the loss of trade during and after the event. Even when they manage to …

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Economy expected to grow 4% next year, IMF commends Australia’s strong recovery

The Morrison Government welcomes the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest assessment of the Australian economy, which highlights that Australia’s “strong health and economic policies allowed for a quick economic recovery” which was “faster than in most other advanced economies”. Australia entered the COVID‑19 pandemic from a position of economic and fiscal strength supported by “sound …

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Half of Australians see crypto being accepted in ‘near future’; where does your SME stand?

Crypto adoption and the use of cryptocurrency in Australia is a hot topic, and it has many people divided. While buying and selling bitcoin online is currently legal in the country, accepting digital currency as payment for goods or services remains illegal.  But this could soon change thanks to a new study that found nearly half of Australians …

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9/10 small businesses open and trading despite lockdown set-backs

Almost 9 in 10 or 89% of NSW small businesses are open and trading, the Commission’s latest Small Business Survey has found, approaching the level seen before the June lockdown. Open rates ranged between 77% for the Arts and Recreation Services sector to 97% for Healthcare and Social Assistance. Small business confidence in their own …

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SME Queensland reopening borders; COVID compliance check-list

From this date, there will be no capacity restrictions on businesses permitted to only allow fully vaccinated people to attend their premises. People who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 will be unable to: visit vulnerable settings, including hospitals, residential aged care, disability care accommodation, and prisons. There will be some exceptions for medical treatment, end-of-life visits, …

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SMEs pay attention; Bitcoin now processing more money than PayPal

Just 12 years into its existence, the Bitcoin network today already processes more dollar value than PayPal, a 23-year-old American digital payments company. Impressive as it is, experts reckon that the network could even outstrip credit card giant Mastercard in the number of dollar transactions value processed, as early as 2026. Bitcoin’s network has overtaken PayPal in the …

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