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

How to master risk management in an SME

Every business owner understands that the rewards of running their own company are immeasurable, but the tradeoff is that you also bear the brunt of the consequences if things go wrong. This is why it’s important to have a risk management plan in place. Having a strategy for the common pain points that your business… Continue reading How to master risk management in an SME

The importance of process in risk management

Australia has over 2 million small businesses and every day, over 500,000 of them are playing Russian roulette with their livelihoods. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of existential hyperbole, but they’re definitely risking a few toes and they are crucial in maintaining balance. A study by the Australian government found that 26% of small and medium businesses lack… Continue reading The importance of process in risk management

The business travel trends taking flight in 2017

Australian businesses are requiring their employees to travel more – and farther afield – than at any time in the past. This is due to increased globalisation and the distance between Australia and the rest of the world, as well as the vast distances between Australian cities. Despite technological advances that make it easier for workers to… Continue reading The business travel trends taking flight in 2017

Why developing risk awareness within your small to medium business is an absolute must

Businesses must navigate a multitude of risks daily. While large companies tend to have dedicated “risk management” departments, which monitor threats to profitability, among SMBs, risk management often begins and ends with physical risks, including those posed by work health and safety hazards. But what of the risk of competition, market conditions, cyber security breaches and emerging industry disrupters? SMBs can’t afford to take these risks for granted,… Continue reading Why developing risk awareness within your small to medium business is an absolute must

Why you need to play a bigger game in business

In the modern business world, change happens so quickly that if you haven’t got your eyes on the game, you can be quickly thrown out of it. As a business owner, you need to evolve and shift with the times and trends, or risk getting left behind. So if you want to play a bigger… Continue reading Why you need to play a bigger game in business

Taking risks in business

Many business owners shy away from taking their own enterprise to the next level. Expansion can be hard and it involves risk. However, there are a number of options that business owners should consider as they move forward. Not all of them work for every business. A shrewd entrepreneur should find the solution that works… Continue reading Taking risks in business