Given the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, Australian start-ups are innovating in all aspects of the business as they find new - and different ways - to respond to the changing markets.
As we tighten our collective belt in the wake of the pandemic, subscription services are escaping the dreaded ‘unsubscribe’.
From fake news to online reviews, it’s increasingly challenging to sort fact from fiction. Here are some tips to become a more critical media user, and tactics to actively manage your online reputation.
Jason Shum CPA is using highly complex algorithms to make life easier for accountants.
Casual employment is under fire after a recent Australian court decision recognised the rights of people who enjoyed “regular and systematic” work. But do the drastic changes disincentivise employment for small businesses?
Businesses from all walks of life are haemorrhaging cash as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe. Here, CFOs from different sectors tell how they're navigating uncertain times.
How Clayton Christensen's groundbreaking theory can help your business survive and thrive.
Fintech start-up Rideshare Tax was launched by two CPA Australia members, and offers a simplified tax management process and paid accounting services for rideshare drivers.
Technology has the distinction of being both the greatest business challenge and the greatest source of opportunity for public practitioners. Here are the keys to success.
With Potboy Groceries, grocery shopping is no longer a tedious chore.
Artificial intelligence is becoming part of the business mainstream. The transition presents challenges, so how will businesses and managers respond?
Karst Stone Paper has combined innovation with a desire to create a product that is sustainable and beautiful.
Podcasts have become one of the most popular ways for people to stay abreast of trends and issues while building their base of specialist knowledge. They have the advantage of offering analysis and insights in accessible form – even while travelling, driving or commuting.
Insolvencies are rising in some sectors and accountants need to warn clients of the dangers of trading while insolvent – and of the resources available to help when a company is in financial trouble.
Franchising is big business in Australia, contributing about 9 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), equivalent to about A$170 billion. It is a sector, however, in which the rewards and the power can be unbalanced and contentiously distributed.
Legal technology firm Plexus is inspired by the accounting experience to introduce digital transformation to legal services.
Negative online reviews from customers can be devastating for hard-working business owners and their staff. The key question is: How should you respond to them?
bron.tech's founders show how blockchain can be used to verify data and in turn, confirm verification.
It's EOFY 2019, and the end of a financial year is the best time to set business resolutions for the start of the next financial one. To jumpstart your planning, CPA Australia has put together 11 resolutions no small business should do without.
Wanting to help cut down your workplace energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint? The EOFY instant asset write-off could help.
CPA Australia's tenth annual Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey finds that overall, small business conditions in the region are slightly weaker than a year ago.
Sydney startup Dresden Optics has disrupted the traditional eyewear business model with its sustainable approach to custom eyewear.
Accounting firms that reach out to start-up businesses can not only help entrepreneurs – but also attract and talented young staff.
It’s often said that everyone loses in a trade war, but as tensions continue to strain relationships in the Asia-Pacific region, some businesses can see opportunities.
How do the owners and managers of multi-unit buildings communicate effectively and quickly with tenants? Peter Mansour CPA created a solution with Strata Alert.
Ron Flood CPA, a public practitioner, successfully battled cancer while keeping his practice afloat. Learn how having a risk management plan helped.
Rethinking dental health led dentist Dr Angie Lang to create a soft drink designed to protect and promote the wellbeing of our teeth. Oral hygiene drink Swirlit is the result.
Administrative to-do lists can spiral out of control when your business is in growth mode, but by partnering with Officeworks, you can take a step back and focus on the bigger picture.
The subscription business model is growing exponentially and, as a result, almost every industry is preparing for a different way of dealing with customers. Enormous advantages await those that get it right. Learn more.
Data analytics can offer powerful business insights, but with what data exactly? Get started here.
Australia’s large franchise sector is a lucrative market for accounting firms. Two experienced practitioners discuss the opportunities and challenges that come with working in the franchise sector, and what makes franchisees different to other small business clients.
Finding it hard to pick up the pace after the year-end break? Three CPAs share their tips and tricks for taking on the new year strategically and reflect on the economic outlook for accountants and their practices in 2019.
As Matthew O’Meara CPA strove to take his caravanning business, Emrise Group, to another level, his strategic business merger put him in a niche market - but a really big one.
The year-end offers good opportunities to build relationships. Here's how accounting firms can make the most of the time and improve their client and staff engagement.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of sporting clubs and community organisations, but how often does someone put their hand up to help them? Enter TidyHQ, which is gaining traction with larger member-based organisations such as the Australian Football League (AFL) and the Law Society of NSW.
Selling your public practice outright or passing it on to a family member aren’t the only paths available when it comes time to start planning for succession. Here are some of the many options.
Now that many small businesses are required to report and respond to a data breach – and do so within 30 days – it pays to have a response plan in place to protect client confidence and avoid reputational damage. All public practices must now pre-plan for if the worst happens.
Nick Preston CPA and Humpty Doo Barramundi are on a journey to supply more of the highly prized seafood from the Northern Territory.
The Coffee Club is using data analytics to understand customers better and stay ahead in Australia’s highly competitive café sector. Here’s how your business can use data to arrive at new solutions.
How do parents teach their children to manage money in an age when the use of cash is declining? Two friends had a great idea for a start-up and found a solution in an educational debit card.
Growing every client’s business is the ultimate goal for modern accounting practitioners and their firms. Here are four ways to help you do it.
The “frictionless innovation” of ERP (enterprise resource planning) is a game changer for small businesses competing with global behemoths like Amazon. Now that cloud computing brings ERP to everyone, which software is right for you?
With baby boomers retiring, now is the time for all equity-owning practitioners to consider succession planning. Two CPAs reveal their own future-proofing options.
Could the Australian Banking Royal Commission lead to a credit crunch for small business and consumers?
Alexander Houseman’s dairy-free ice cream range, Over The Moo, is now a staple in the freezers of Australia’s biggest supermarket chains.
Australia provides half of the world’s legal supply of raw opiate, but demand and prices are tumbling.
The well-travelled, cold-calling salesperson appears a casualty of an evolving economic landscape. How do accounting firms and other businesses sell in this brave new world?
Good cash flow is the lifeblood of a business. However, large enterprises and even government departments can be guilty of missing payment deadlines. What’s the most effective way to get debtors to pay up?