Cashflow management


Examine your debtors list

8:49PM | Monday, 8 August 2011 |  With global financial markets in turmoil, sorting out your cashflow is paramount.

Brown Sugar downfall highlights shifting consumer habits

8:17PM | Friday, 5 August 2011 |  Mid-range fashion chain Brown Sugar has become the latest victim of the tough retail climate by entering into voluntary administration, with experts claiming that older demographics are driving the downturn.

Retail sales fall as global conditions spook consumers

8:36PM | Wednesday, 3 August 2011 |  Retail sales fell unexpectedly in June as consumers remain nervous about the global economy – a sentiment also being felt by the business sector, particularly SMEs.

Spotting dodgy credit providers

8:43PM | Tuesday, 2 August 2011 |  With start-ups continuing to struggle to secure finance from reliable sources such as banks, the need to ensure you are getting a genuinely good deal for your funding is now more pressing than ever.

Tax breaks on the agenda for October forum

7:44PM | Friday, 29 July 2011 |  Tax breaks and personal tax changes are on the cards for October’s tax forum, but not all industry groups are happy about how the summit is being handled or who is invited.

Small firms waver on payment terms: D&B

7:12PM | Wednesday, 27 July 2011 |  Small businesses recorded a deterioration in the time they take to pay invoices in the past 12 months, a new Dun & Bradstreet report reveals.

Tourism firms facing fatal “triple whammy”, industry group claims

7:31PM | Tuesday, 26 July 2011 |  The carbon tax, high Australian dollar and declining domestic tourism numbers will be a fatal combination for tourism operators, the Australian Tourism Export Council claims.

Small business sales jump 6.6%: Report

7:57PM | Tuesday, 26 July 2011 |  Small business sales improved in June to be 6.6% higher year-on-year, according to an ANZ report, although non-retail and service sector small businesses continue to outperform those in retail.

Small business owners’ stress levels on the rise: Report

7:12PM | Monday, 25 July 2011 |  A new survey shows more than half of Australia’s small business owners are more stressed now than 12 months ago.

Go Gecko property franchise in administration

7:00PM | Thursday, 21 July 2011 |  Queensland property franchise Go Gecko has been placed into voluntary administration, but the company says its franchisees will be unaffected by the move.