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Topic: small business

Reducing Your Debtor Days

Debtor days can substantially impact your business. Whether running a small, medium or large enterprise, it’s important to understand how debtor days affect your daily operations. The debtor collection period, or debtor days refers to the time it takes for cash to be collected from your company’s debtors. The longer it takes for your creditors ... Read More

  February 22, 2018     

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Small Businesses

As some countries ring in the new financial year, now is the time to reflect and make New Year’s resolutions for your SME for the financial year ahead. We have the top three resolutions that SME owners and executives need to consider that may really impact their SME’s bottom line and its growth. Improve Cashflow […] ... Read More

  February 21, 2018     

How Small Businesses Can Manage Their Omnichannel Profile

An omnichannel business is one that is everywhere and able to reach everybody. What does this mean though? It means the businesses has multiple store locations, be it a brick-and-mortar shop, an online store, an app or maybe a stand at trade shows or a market. The omnichannel strategy for a small business can be […] ... Read More

  February 14, 2018     

How Small Businesses Can Cut Costs

Small businesses often struggle to manage the costs of running a small business, often operating on a minuscule budget. However, there are in fact many small but effective changes that managers can make to cut operating costs dramatically. From managing utility bills to rethinking freebies offered in the lunch room, this articles summarises a few [ ... Read More

  February 13, 2018     

What are your SME New Year’s Resolutions?

It’s not just individuals who should take time to reflect and make New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead. Making New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to motivate SME managers and staff alike to make 2018 a memorable, successful year in business. The following article provides a few resolutions that SMEs should consider […] ... Read More

  February 9, 2018     

Strategically Cut Costs for Your Start-Up

Being an entrepreneur or starting your own small business can be a risky endeavour. The feelings of stability and security often felt when working for an established company, evaporate. Big budgets disappear and all of a sudden you are trying to start a business on a shoestring budget. However, in pursuit of dreams, it is […] ... Read More

  February 8, 2018     

Cutting the Fat: Streamlining Your SME

It seems 12 hour days, sleepless nights and no holidays are a rite of passage for a small business owner, however why should this despicable life be the status quo? It does not have to be, and with clever strategies to streamline the business, you can enjoy some beauty sleep again. Let us consider what […] ... Read More

  February 3, 2018     

Uncovering the Hidden Costs of Small Businesses

Setting out to start your own business is ambitious and exciting. With ideas and dreams fuelling motivation, it’s easy to get enthusiastic about your new found freedom. After all, there is so much potential a new endeavour can bring. In order for a small business to develop and prosper, it needs to have strong financial […] ... Read More

  January 29, 2018     

Alternative Lenders: What Do They Mean for SMEs?

Owning and operating a small business can pose several challenges, from staffing issues to inventory control. However, the leading challenge for most SMEs is the ability to attract finance and capital investment for their operations. SMEs often struggle to find and secure the right finance to help sustain and grow their business. This is where [&he ... Read More

  January 19, 2018     

Seven Tips for SMEs to Boost Efficiency

Whether your business is a small challenger in a big market or a major multinational firm, operating efficiently is critical for growth and long-term survival. Businesses of all sizes are investing in continuous improvement; however, unlike large businesses, SMEs cannot delegate this work to a specialised team or outsource it to consultants. As a s ... Read More

  January 10, 2018     

What’s Stopping SMEs in New Zealand?

SMEs are important part of the New Zealand economy. According to the latest data from Statistics New Zealand, they account for 97 per cent (487,602) of all enterprises, 29 per cent (599,880) of all employees and an estimated 26 per cent of New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product. Let’s take a look at some of the […] ... Read More

  January 10, 2018     

How Small Businesses Can Use Peer-to-Peer Lending

A new trend is rising, changing the way people can are securing financial needs. This new trend gives both individuals and businesses an alternative source of financing. So what is this method? It’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and it’s is gaining momentum. P2P provides a new platform for helping people secure loans. Small businesses and budding ... Read More

  November 14, 2017     

Keeping Pace? The State of US Small Businesses in 2017

Small businesses are a crucial part of the US economy; with almost 30 million small businesses operating in America today, small businesses are at the heart of America’s economy. Small businesses comprise over 90% of all employer firms, employ almost half of this country’s workforce and create roughly 60% of all new private sector jobs. [&h ... Read More

  November 10, 2017     

Small Businesses Reap Big Benefits by Reducing Costs

Reducing costs in a small business is one of the many ways you can improve how effectively a small business operates. It’s important to take the time to step back and look at where you can make savings. By changing old techniques and implementing new strategies, you will not only see savings in the short-term, […] ... Read More

  November 10, 2017     

Top Three Trends for Australian SMEs

The good news is business confidence is on the rise for Australian SMEs, however consumer confidence is in decline. Moreover, cashflow remains a problem. This article will shed light on research highlighting the latest trends for Australian SMEs for 2017. 1. SMEs’ business confidence Many SMEs are confident about the future, this is supported ... Read More

  October 16, 2017     

Boosting Efficiency For SMEs

Smaller companies may face productivity challenges that larger businesses may be mostly immune to. Since having adequate funds is usually a key challenge for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), it is essential that they make their business as efficient as possible in order to maximise productivity and minimise costs. While large corporations have ... Read More

  October 10, 2017     

Use Barcodes to Grow Your Small Business

Time is at a premium in a growing business, so it pays to operate as efficiently as possible. This extends to inventory management, which can often absorb inordinate amounts of time. Barcodes are an easy way to improve your inventory management function; they improve the accuracy of your inventory records, allow for real-time updates and, [… ... Read More

  July 6, 2017     

SMEs and Globalization: A Changing Landscape

Advances in technology over the last two decades have shrunk the world; travel is inexpensive, cross border payments are fast and businesses communicate in real-time. In this era, even small businesses can easily compete on the global stage. The internet has opened up opportunities for small businesses to export their products to foreign markets an ... Read More

  July 5, 2017     

Small business: an all you need to know guide about implementing SaaS

Harness the power of the internet by incorporating Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to gain the competitive advantage your business is looking for. SaaS is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted, like that from an internet cloud. Accessible by businesses at their finger-tips ... Read More

  June 24, 2017     

The Dangers of Understocking

If every inventory manager or business owner were to sit down and write a list of their biggest inventory nightmares, it’s a safe bet that ‘stock-outs’ would sit near the top of most lists. And with good reason, as having enough stock to satisfy demand is the central task of any inventory-centric business. ... Read More

  September 26, 2016     

Client Spotlight: ShinDigger Craft Beer

What a great story of entrepreneurship – we love being involved with start-ups and helping them grow. What we are even more pleased about is that Shindigger uses Unleashed for their craft beer inventory management! ... Read More

  September 15, 2016