Small business

Matthew O’Meara CPA is in the process of merging two complementary companies.

Mapping a business merger in caravanning


The end of the year is a good time to take stock, and to take steps to improve your accounting firm's staff engagement.

Year end: a time for client and staff engagement


Isaak Dury, TidyHQ’s CEO and founder.

Volunteering to help the volunteers


Public practitioners should allow three to five years to “get their house in order” before selling a business.

Getting your public practice ready for succession or sale


It’s vital that all smaller public practices and many of their SME clients have in place a current incident response plan for data breaches.

Data breach response plans are no longer optional for public practices. Here’s what yours needs.


Nick Preston CPA is a big fish in the barramundi game.

Humpty Doo Barramundi: Nick Preston CPA helps fish farm flourish


"The moment you think you’re successful is the moment where your competitors start to outperform you", says Jimmy Wu.

Data sweet spot for coffee chain


Alex Badran (left) and Mario Hasanakos, co-founders of Spriggy, a mobile app and prepaid debit card that teaches children to be smart about money.

The app that teaches kids to be money smart


Playing a pivotal role in their clients’ professional lives allows accounting firms to move away from simply crunching numbers and transition to a business advisory role.

4 strategies to help your accounting clients grow their business


ERP software companies are pitching cloud ERP to smaller businesses that have created a solid product or service and are looking for a technology platform to support their growth.

The ERP buyer's shortlist: which software is right for you?


Digital payment options are popular in Asia and are helping to improve business cash flow.

科技促增长:推动或小微企业快速发展


A lot of practitioners would favour the internal succession route, but you have to get the right person.

Succession planning for accounting firms: Is internal succession the best option?


Some savvy businesses are starting to harness blockchain technology to achieve innovative – and sometimes spectacular – growth.

看看这4家创新企业究竟如何驾驭区块链,实现高速增长?


There are plenty of stories on the topic of a Royal Commission-driven credit crunch right now, and not all of them are based on fact.

Are consumers and small business facing a credit crunch?


Over the Moo's Alexander Houseman has found a niche in the Australian ice cream market.

Dairy-free Over the Moo finds niche in Australian ice cream market


With the US imposing stricter rules on the use of painkillers, demand for the raw material of poppy has tumbled.

Why a US crackdown on painkillers is hurting Tasmanian farmers


Sales teams have been forced to adapt to new customer buying behaviour – consumers who have already researched potential purchases online and are well on the sales journey before they decide to initiate contact with a business.

Success for salespeople in the digital economy


Small-to-medium businesses (SMEs) don't need a lesson in the importance of cashflow

Protect your small business cash flow by getting debtors to pay up


Get a jumpstart on the next financial year with these 11 EOFY resolutions.

11 EOFY resolutions no small business should do without


Small business owners often turn to their accountant for advice not just on finance, but on wider questions around the law, human resources and competition.

The top 3 legal issues facing small business – and how accountants can help


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