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  • April 18 2017 Modern business tools: the big benefits IT asset management can bring

    The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) defines Asset Management as “coordinated activity of an organisation to realise value from the asset.” An asset can be any thing or entity that is potentially or actually valuable to a company or organisation, and its management is a powerful tool to be used in achieving financial goals. Asset Management follows financial and Read More…

  • April 3 2017 How to successfully transform financial management processes in your business

    Businesses that can gain visibility into expenditure, automate spend management and achieve effective governance of spending policies can achieve stronger cash flow. But, for many companies, getting a tighter grip on corporate spending can present a daunting challenge. For example, Concur’s recent ANZ spend management index found that, while 82 per cent of respondents have Read More…

  • February 8 2017 HR start-up Employment Hero lands ANZ deal

    Sydney start-up Employment Hero has secured a partnership with ANZ that will enable it to increase the number of businesses on its cloud-based HR automation platform. The deal will see ANZ provide free Employment Hero licences to its small business customers to help them better manage HR processes, improve business efficiency and reduce the risk Read More…

  • January 11 2017 The CEO of fintech lender Sail discusses what he learnt from the start-up ecosystem in Tel Aviv

    Buoyed by $8 million in seed funding, Yanir Yakutiel launched a fintech start-up in November, last year, to assist small businesses under-serviced by banks and other traditional lenders. The former finance and shipping expert spoke to Dynamic Business about Sail, including the process of raising capital and its participation in the Tel Aviv Landing Pad Read More…

  • August 31 2016 Small business owners in it for love: NRMA

    New research by NRMA Business Insurance[1] shows the majority of small business owners believe the emotional benefits of running their own business outweigh the financial return. The NRMA Insurance Business Owner Sentiment Study (BOSS) surveyed more than 1,000 small business owners and found they rated being the boss (66%), work flexibility (63%) and the sense Read More…

  • July 28 2016 Which Car Suits Your Business Model Best?

    When you own and operate a small business, you’ll find yourself experiencing many milestones. Purchasing a company car is often one of the significant stepping stones towards future success. The kind of vehicle you require will hinge on the type of business you run – a Ford Focus hatchback would not be particularly useful to Read More…

  • June 17 2016 Bank, online lender or peer-to-peer platform to fund my business?

    With the increasing number of debt financing alternatives available to small and medium sized businesses, should businesses be bypassing the major banks and going to straight to these alternative lenders and platforms? For some businesses the answer will be yes though there are a number of considerations that must be weighed up in deciding who Read More…

  • May 9 2016 CreditSME: New fintech player helping banks and borrowers in SME lending space

    CreditSME, a credit scoring and lender match platform, has recently launched in the Australian market and is working with both lenders and borrowers to create a streamlined process for small and medium sized businesses to obtain finance.  Partnered with a wide range of lenders, from the major banks to alternative financiers, CreditSME ensures that a suitable financing solution Read More…

  • April 21 2016 Indonesia’s investment climate heats up while Chinese profits cool growth

    An increasingly favourable Indonesian investment climate offers growth opportunities for Australian exporters, according to new analysis from Efic.  Jokowi’s reform drive buoys Indonesia’s investment climate  Indonesia’s investment climate has benefited from 11 wide-ranging reform packages introduced by the government since September 2015. “This renewed reformist zeal has boosted market sentiment and will aid new efforts Read More…

  • April 4 2016 A step closer to tax breaks for investors; what can Australia learn from the UK experience?

    Entrepreneurs, along with their start-ups and innovative ideas have certainly been discovered as the new ‘best friend’ of the Australian economy – or at least, they have only recently been recognised as such at a governmental level. Welcome to the ideas boom. In December 2015, the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) announced a suite Read More…

  • March 21 2016 Redefining the traditional business model: How leading the industry in change has lead this start-up to success

    Mixing car finance & home loans isn’t something a traditional mortgage broker would consider. But I’m not your traditional mortgage broker. Off the back of a digital advertising & intelligent investment in technology, I’ve built a business that continues to grow exponentially. The Positive Group is now one of Australia’s fastest growing financial services companies. Read More…

  • March 4 2016 What does the year ahead hold for Australian SME exporters?

    After a year in which the world economy experienced heightened volatility and global growth slowed, there has been a positive shift in opportunities ahead for SME exporters. Trade is still growing, albeit at a slower pace than before the global financial crisis (GFC). After relatively modest growth of 2.6 per cent last year, Efic expects Read More…

  • February 24 2016 A story rarely told: Some start-ups refute alarming failure statistics and exceed expectations

    Small business failure rates are alarming – or so we are told. Along every avenue of research an enthusiastic entrepreneur will take, their spark, at some point, will be doused by bold assertions: “8 Out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months” (www.forbes.com). For anyone in the throes of a Read More…

  • February 10 2016 Disrupting the stereotypes of the investment industry: Number one Fintech app comes to Australia

    Created to disrupt the stereotypes of the investment industry, the Fintech app, Acorns, has been downloaded by over two million users since it launched in the US in July 2014. Now, after announcing its availability on Australian smartphones, a similar surge in sign-ups is expected from the Australian market – the first country to receive Read More…

  • January 27 2016 Top cybersecurity trends making an impact in the financial services industry in 2016

    During 2015, a number of financial institutions across the world continued to be targets for cybercriminals looking to maximise their efforts. In fact, the impact of some high-profile attacks on financial institutions in the United States have been valued at over US$100 million. This has done nothing to increase confidence within the industry, as cybersecurity Read More…