PEPPOL & e-invoicing explained: What it means for your business

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Electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) is the system-to-system exchange of invoices via a common standard called PEPPOL (Pan European Public Procurement Online), which Australia and New Zealand adopted in 2019.

When good credit becomes bad credit

In a perfect world, suppliers would prefer to be paid cash up front. However, in reality, the world works on credit. Trade credit is inevitable and so is the debt that comes with it. For most businesses, trade credit is essential for growth as businesses don’t have to pay suppliers on the spot but rather with… Continue reading When good credit becomes bad credit

A process that shouldn’t exist, propped up by tech: Startup stories from San Fran, part four

Security Colony was one of six cybersecurity companies selected by Austrade & AustCyber to take part in the Federal Government’s Landing Pad program in San Francisco. In this exclusive series for Dynamic Business, Nick Ellsmore, co-founder of Security Colony shares his journey as he builds his second business (the first sold to BAE Systems) and introduces… Continue reading A process that shouldn’t exist, propped up by tech: Startup stories from San Fran, part four

Cash flow problems are killing SMB growth: here are five ways to safeguard your business

The numbers are in and the news isn’t great for Australian small business owners. Research undertaken for the latest Scottish Pacific SME Growth Index * shows more than half of SMBs cite cash flow as a major barrier to growth (56%). Less than one in ten are content with their cash flow and around three-quarters of growing… Continue reading Cash flow problems are killing SMB growth: here are five ways to safeguard your business

How InstallEx reduced the business burden of processing payments from its customer base

Having a pool of regular, paying customers is a huge boon in business but it’s by no means a guarantee of healthy cash flow – without question, the lifeblood of every organisation. As the general manager of InstallEx – an installation and constructions services provider with national clientele –  Jeremy Turner knows that optimal working… Continue reading How InstallEx reduced the business burden of processing payments from its customer base

Customer service vs. chasing payments: Getting the balance right

Customer service vs. chasing payments – it can be tough to get the balance right between keeping a customer happy and getting your bills paid on time. There are few things tougher for an SME than trying to collect overdue invoices from clients while also keeping them on-side. To ensure this process is made as… Continue reading Customer service vs. chasing payments: Getting the balance right

The value of a lost receipt: Why businesses should capture every expense

An individual earns income, pays income tax and then pays expenses with what’s left. A business basically pays for expenses with pre-tax dollars whereas an individual pays expenses with post-tax dollars.

Bidding for invoices: Bringing SMEs and investors together

Capital, it’s a key factors that can determine whether or not a small business survives another day. With this firmly in mind, Charlotte Petris and her co-founder-husband launched a business that brings SMEs together with an all-important business element: the investor.