Landing the big fish – your guide to working with big business

The Australian Infrastructure Audit released last month predicts that Australia’s population will grow by 24 per cent reaching 31.4 million by 2034.  The outcome of this will be significant pressure on infrastructure, particularly in our largest cities. The 2019 Budget saw the Federal Government pledge to invest $100 billion over 10 years to manage the needs of […]

SME Mental Health

Mental health enables individuals to function well in life and at work. It is the foundation of wellbeing in both individuals and the community and is vital for success in the workplace.  People with good mental health will perform better at work and have increased capacity to cope with workplace stressors. The World Health Organisation, […]

Tradies cite slow paying customers and cashflow worries as top pain points.

According to new research from St George Bank, the top business concerns for tradies were identified as; being paid on time and profitability, followed by the ability to pay bills and manage their cashflow. The St.George Bank Tradie Economy Report released in July surveyed over 600 people across Australia who identified as a tradie.  Most respondents work in […]

Small business owed $115 billion in late payments – XERO

New research from the global small business platform Xero and AlphaBeta Advisors reveals the significant impact that late payments have on small businesses in Australia. The research goes as far as putting a dollar value on the amount outstanding of $115 billion per year.  According to the research, half of all trade credit invoices are […]

Small businesses asked for views to create Payment Register

Announced last November, the Australian Federal Government plans to introduce a national payment register that would force large businesses to report on how long it takes them to pay their suppliers.  This move, which would give small businesses the opportunity to ‘vet’ a potential relationship based on the company’s previous history, has been welcomed by […]