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Four tips on how to manage cash flow during uncertainties for SMBs

As remote working increases, many businesses have adopted non-traditional solutions to manage this transition. Those that were quick to pivot and adopt digital solutions saw the least disruption during the nationwide shutdown. However, with restrictions easing across Australia and New Zealand, businesses are learning to adapt to the ‘new normal’. This will likely see a

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Small businesses are overlooking $150k instant asset write-offs amid lockdown

The ATO is offering $150,000 per asset write-offs as an economic lifeline for small businesses struggling financially amid the pandemic. Despite the write-offs being five times the normal amount granted to small businesses in a financial year, most are not partaking.  A survey by SME Finance Group found that three-quarters of Australia’s small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs)

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Home Cooking Soars as Aussies lockdown & watch purse strings

Shopper Media today released the findings of its Consumer Sentiment Study, revealing the impact of COVID-19 on current and future shopping patterns and the behavioural and attitudinal shifts driving the changes. The Consumer Sentiment Study was an online survey of 11,390 Australian consumers nationally, with field work conducted in three parts across 24-27 April. The

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Business investment to drop 18% in June quarter Treasury predicts

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s statement on the economic impact of the COVID crisis: Household consumption and business and dwelling investment are all forecast by Treasury to fall sharply in the June quarter. The combination of social distancing, lower incomes and increased uncertainty are weighing heavily on aggregate demand and flowing through to reduced cash flow. Household consumption

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How the Fourth Industrial Revolution can help us beat COVID-19

Image: Reuters China, South Korea and Taiwan are just some of the places using Big Data, AI and other emerging technologies to manage the effects and mitigate the risks of COVID-19; Jamaica and several countries in continental Africa offer good examples of leadership approaches that have helped at this time of crisis; In those nations

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COVID-19: this is how Asia-Pacific is emerging from lockdown

Image: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun • Asia-Pacific are beginning to introduce easing of lockdowns due to COVID-19. • Even countries with low case rates face economic hardships. • Phased reopenings are being implemented in many places. Countries all over the world are announcing their plans to emerge from COVID-19-inflicted lockdown, and the Asia-Pacific region is no different. Even

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Is this the Afterpay of small business?

Cloudfloat is one of a number of companies looking to bring buy now pay later to businesses. When Afterpay was founded in 2015, few could have predicted the impact that it and other buy now pay later providers would have on the consumer payment sector. From 400,000 users in 2016, the sector now boasts over 2 million

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NSW gov. adds $14 million to Business Connect program to build resilience in small business sector

The NSW government is encouraging all small businesses struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic to register with the state government’s small business advisor program. The program includes Business Connect, which will receive a boost of more than $14 million from the state government. Business Connect exists in order to assist small-to-medium businesses to navigate the

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