Michael Fingland


Company insolvencies hit record high – here are five ways to avoid becoming a statistic

4:58AM | Wednesday, 4 April

Corporate insolvencies have reached a record high with 1,532 companies being declared insolvent during February, according to the latest official figures, with businesses struggling to stay afloat amid weakness in the construction, property, retail and hospitality sectors.

Small firms urged to be wary over post-disaster growth

4:52AM | Monday, 11 April

Small businesses hit by the recent spate of natural disasters have been urged to devise strategic growth plans in order to rebound from their setbacks.

‘Shaky’ insolvency forecast for 2011

3:07PM | Monday, 7 March

The latest insolvency figures from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission show 455 companies nationwide were put into external administration in January, down 40% from December, but experts still predict a bumpy road ahead.

Restaurateurs facing rising costs pressure

2:05PM | Tuesday, 15 February

More than 80% of restaurant operators identify rising costs as a major challenge in running their business according to an American Express survey.

Top 10 ways to prepare your business for disasters

4:28AM | Friday, 27 April

Even by Australia’s standards for extreme weather, the start of 2011 has been extraordinary. In the space of just a few weeks, Brisbane’s CBD was submerged, regional Queensland was lashed by cyclonic activity, rural Victoria was drenched and Perth was hit by bushfires.

Christmas cashflow woe could haunt start-ups

12:46PM | Sunday, 5 December

Start-ups need to combat a Christmas cashflow crunch despite a five-month low in insolvencies, according to industry experts.

Start-ups warned to act now to avoid post-Christmas cashflow crunch

12:05AM | Monday, 6 December

Start-ups are being urged to start preparing for the Christmas shutdown period now to avoid traditional post-Christmas cashflow shortages that typically lead to a spike in insolvencies in February.