Christmas trading period


Retailers reveal top Christmas sales strategies

11:05PM | Friday, 25 November 2011 |  Successful retailers have revealed their best Christmas sales strategies, after the Australian Retailers Association painted a gloomy picture for the industry with its latest predictions.

Start thinking about the Christmas cashflow crunch

10:23PM | Thursday, 27 October 2011 |  Today I want you to grab a few senior staff – most importantly the finance guys – and run through the cashflow outlook for the Christmas/New Year period.

Tighten up your cashflow policies

10:34PM | Wednesday, 26 October 2011 |  Cashflow will become very, very tight in the coming months due to the sales slowdown we are seeing and the Christmas trading period, when payments always stretch because of the holidays. You need to get on top of this right now.

Google analyst warns SMEs to start thinking about Christmas SEO

8:07PM | Tuesday, 30 August 2011 |  Online businesses need to start thinking about how they will approach their search engine marketing for this year's Christmas rush as early as October, one Google retail industry analyst has warned.

THE NEWS WRAP: Wayne Swan hints the RBA board needs “new blood”

2:04AM | Tuesday, 1 February 2011 |  Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has hinted that the Reserve Bank’s board needs “new blood”, potentially signalling the departure of Warwick McKibbin.

THE NEWS WRAP: Vodafone denies customers’ personal details are available on the internet

1:01AM | Monday, 10 January 2011 |  Vodafone has denied that its customers’ personal details are available on the internet, despite a major security breach of its system.

THE NEWS WRAP: Harvey claims to be the target of “vicious and hateful” media attacks

1:07AM | Friday, 7 January 2011 |  Gerry Harvey has said that he will back away from the campaign to impose GST on online sales after claiming to be the target of “vicious and hateful” attacks via social media and talkback radio.

Employment up but consumers still cautious

12:35PM | Thursday, 16 December 2010 |  Australian employment grew by more than 400,000 in the year to November 2010, according to new labour force data.

Google tips for securing Christmas sales

12:37PM | Tuesday, 14 December 2010 |  Google has released its top five tips for small businesses to secure online sales over the Christmas period, saying it’s not too late to take advantage of the last-minute shopping rush.

Top 10 tips for Christmas promotions

12:15PM | Thursday, 2 December 2010 |  With Christmas looming, it’s time for smart start-ups to roll out some last-minute Christmas promotions.