Small business

10 things to do now to reduce your business’s cyber exposure


In the absence of sound financial analysis and a link to business strategy, short-term cuts can actually lead to lower long-term profits.

Tough times: When should you cut costs?


Even before the pandemic, there were reports indicating about a third of all data breaches were the work of insiders.

Malicious insiders: How to protect your business


With increased transparency surrounding large organisations' payment times, Australia’s small businesses will be able to make informed decisions about which large organisations they supply.

Payment times reporting: Keeping up with the times


There are strategies small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can put in place to minimise cart abandonment and get their customers to click “pay”.

Customer experience optimisation: 4 ways to get to “pay”


There are factors for and against leasing or buying, which SME owners need to carefully weigh up.

Should you own or lease business assets?


Although Australia has decided not to adopt IFRS for SMEs, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia have all adopted the standard, as have around 83 other countries.

What do the changes in Australian financial reporting mean for SMEs?


Businesses that were agile and proactive emerged healthier after lockdowns.

Economic knockout: Boxing strategies for SME survival


The small business environment is looking positive, and the economic data from all the markets that were surveyed are headed in the right direction.

Asia-Pacific SMEs cautiously optimistic in the wake of COVID-19


In the face of persistent economic uncertainties and challenges, it is important organisations focus on maximising efficiency, ensuring financial health and cautiously identifying growth opportunities.

Businesses turn to digital to weather tough economy


Financial counsellors often support clients free-of-charge as they make changes to their living expenses and address debts.

How accountants can work with financial counsellors


If a business gets a one-star or two-star review, it will then often need to get dozens of four-star and five-star reviews in a row to get back to the ranking it had before the bad review.

Bouncing back from negative online reviews


In Australia, family businesses account for 70 per cent of all businesses and employ around half of the country’s workforce.

The role of family business in economic recovery


First Principles Denim gives customers the opportunity to design their own jeans online with the help of a “denim consultant”.

How niche products are challenging the mainstream


How businesses reap the rewards of personalised banking


Three senior CPA discuss what they learnt from 2020 and how they plan to identify 2021’s risks and opportunities.

Top accounting trends for 2021


The silver lining is that the rapid migration to digital technologies accelerated by the pandemic has opened up new growth opportunities for some start-ups

Australian start-ups: Innovation in times of crisis


Accountancy has seen the rise of such subscription services, from basic consumer-level bookkeeping services through to complex industry-specific accountancy software for large firms.

Set and forget: Subscription services on the up and up


7 ways to spot real facts from fake news


Jason Shum CPA is the founder of EasyTrack.ai, an automation platform that acts as a virtual COO for professional services firms.

Jason Shum CPA: Playing it safe increases your chance of failure


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