Cashflow management


Turning up the heat on solar competitors

9:23PM | Friday, 9 September 2011 |  Sun Connect founder Mark Tuker has been forced to defend his stance on solar since day one. Tuke says he started the business after recognising a flaw within the industry.

What can I do to drum up sales in quiet periods?

9:04PM | Thursday, 8 September 2011 |  The first year of business is always the hardest, so try not to get dispirited. There are plenty of things you can do keep your sales steady all year round.

Keeping the spring in your step

9:46PM | Wednesday, 7 September 2011 |  Staying positive, focused and motivated to excel is important if your start-up venture is to succeed. Here are the top five tips for keeping the spring in your step in the start-up years.

Insolvencies hit record peak in July

9:35PM | Tuesday, 6 September 2011 |  A record number of Australian businesses entered administration in July, according to new ASIC figures, in a further indication of the grim economic environment facing start-ups.

Six key ways to improve your customer service

9:41PM | Tuesday, 6 September 2011 |  Australian businesses are failing to live up to customer service expectations. Why is this and how can you make sure your start-up survives the customer service test?

Eight in 10 SMEs finding 2011 a tough slog: Report

9:00AM | Tuesday, 6 September 2011 |  Eight in 10 Australian small businesses are finding the going tougher than a year ago, with economic uncertainty blamed for the negativity, new research has found.

Debtor finance rises 6.1% as SMEs battle cashflow struggles

9:43PM | Friday, 2 September 2011 |  Small businesses appear to be turning to debtor finance to deal with their cashflow woes, with a 6.1% rise in the value of the sector in the June quarter.

10 milestones to hit in your first year

8:55PM | Monday, 29 August 2011 |  With StartupSmart heading towards its first birthday on Thursday, we’ve put together the 10 things you need to get on top of in your first year in business.

Debt claim surge prompts credit warning

8:32PM | Monday, 29 August 2011 |  New statistics reveal business-to-business debt claims were 40% higher in July than the average for the same period over the previous six years, with experts urging start-ups to be wary of extending credit.

Groupon chief takes aim at competitors

8:33PM | Friday, 26 August 2011 |  Group-buying giant Groupon has taken aim at its competitors, claiming it will be tough for them to penetrate its market share, as it prepares for its initial public offering.