Small Business (SME)

The year in KGB: CEO edition

Some of Australia's most influential leaders across the retail, mining, finance, food and beverage, and insurance industries shared their insights with the KGB.

Murray gives SMEs a leg up

Small business will have better access to credit if one of the Murray inquiry’s key recommendations is introduced.

Privacy, compliance and the SME: A risk no one needs to take

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2014 has been the perfect storm of increased regulation and increased customer awareness for organisations and that has turned data into a bigger business risk than ever before.

The death of small business is a big deal for the EU

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Overzealous regulators are working at cross purposes with the ECB. Their efforts are slugging small businesses, fuelling deflation and stalling a much-needed source of growth.

How mid-market businesses can punch above their weight

Mid-market businesses often deliver new products to customers faster than their larger rivals, but they’ll need to constantly innovate to maintain their competitive edge.

China's rate cut is all about saving credit-starved SMEs

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Having tried, and failed, to lower the cost of funding for SMEs through unconventional means, China's central bank had little option but to cut interest rates.

Pepperstone founders take top EY gong

Founders of online foreign exchange broker Pepperstone named Australian EY Entrepreneurs Of The Year.

Bain chooses banks for $3bn MYOB float

Bain Capital appoints banks to lead $3bn accounting software provider IPO: report.

The secret to getting investors for your small business

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Three little words could help owners of small businesses better target investors.

Xero, MYOB carve out the cloud for accountants

Approximately 70 per cent of accounting firms in Australia have embraced the cloud as SME demand picks up.

Smooth sailing for a true family partnership

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From coffee to island resorts, there’s a lot more to the Oatley family business story than just Rosemount Wines.

How China's richest will fund Australian innovation

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The government's plan to channel funds from the significant investor visa program into sectors that are hungry for capital is a smart move.

Melbourne start-up takes aim at SME funding gap

Moula ready to carve out a new channel to capital for small to medium businesses through an online platform that can provide a loan in minutes.

The hard sell on succession

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Amongst Australia’s baby boomers in business, a high percentage are looking to sell out.

Succession is still a taxing issue

How a family business is structured is often a key factor in whether it is passed on to the next generation or sold.

Why can’t Colbeck see the wood for the trees?

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Oppressive laws on the importation of wood products will put many small businesses on the chopping block. The government is either very short-sighted or is deliberately intent on culling the industry.

Three ways to help SMEs beat the lending crunch

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A pattern of weaker business credit is putting SMEs under increasing pressure, and limited access to alternative markets is only making the situation worse. It's time to explore other options.

The government should lend small business a helping hand

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Tax barriers, high compliance costs, and excessive red tape are preventing small and medium-sized businesses from succeeding, but is the federal government prepared to help the sector?

China's SMEs struggle to jump the credit hurdle

Small and medium-sized businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to gain financial support in China and can be crippled by high interest rates while larger, state-owned companies are enjoying an easier ride.

The real reason so many small businesses fail

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Starting your own small business can be an exhilarating and rewarding adventure, but many entrepreneurs find the road to success is a rocky one.

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