Apple looking pale as coronavirus hits supply chains

Apple looking pale as coronavirus hits supply chains

Despite last week’s positive news from Chinese authorities the coronavirus has sent shockwaves through financial markets again this week. Technology behemoth Apple announced overnight that its supply chain has been affected by the outbreak and that sales for the quarter were likely to be affected. In other finance news Australian … Apple looking pale as coronavirus hits supply chains Read More » ...

Floods Replace Flames While Worldwide Virus Fears Ease

Floods Replace Flames While Worldwide Virus Fears Ease

In the words of Dorothea Mackellar the last few weeks have been a period Of droughts and flooding rains. While initially being celebrated the downpours are turning dangerous with many areas now experiencing severe flooding. The ongoing effects of bushfires and the coronavirus virus epidemic are starting to impact the … Floods Replace Flames While Worldwide Virus Fears Ease Read More » ...

Bushfires and Coronavirus Cloud the Outlook for the Australian Economy

Bushfires and Coronavirus Cloud the Outlook for the Australian Economy

Welcome to this week’s Sniipet of news. Each week the team at Sniip trawl the web looking for key business and financial stories to sum up and pass along to you. The highs and the lows will always be present affecting global markets and the local business environment but the … Bushfires and Coronavirus Cloud the Outlook for the Australian Economy Read More » ...

A Sniippet of News 27/01/2020

A Sniippet of News 27/01/2020

Coronavirus – Authorities in China extend Lunar holiday to discourage travel Thousands of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus have led Chinese authorities to extend the traditional Lunar New Year holiday in an attempt to reduce travel and assist in the containment of the epidemic. As of Monday there were … A Sniippet of News 27/01/2020 Read More » ...

Why startups should love #Budget2018

Why startups should love #Budget2018

#Budget2018 was announced recently and, as usual, has resulted in an avalanche of feedback. Some of it has been positive. Some of it has been negative. Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, even described it simply as “boring”! But we thought that instead of jumping on the … Why startups should love #Budget2018 Read More » ...

Between a Rock and a Soft Copy, part 3: The struggle for billpayers.

Between a Rock and a Soft Copy, part 3: The struggle for billpayers.

In the last blog , we acknowledged the advantages and disadvantages of paper and digital billing, from a business stakeholder perspective. A key point derived was that if digital billing does not work for the consumer, then it does not work for anyone.  To elaborate, here is a review of why … Between a Rock and a Soft Copy, part 3: The struggle for billpayers. Read More » ...

Between a Rock and a Soft Copy, part 2: The struggle for billers.

Between a Rock and a Soft Copy, part 2: The struggle for billers.

As mentioned in a previous post , the recent treasury consultation paper into billing is to be commended for exploring ways to keep the Australian billing landscape fair. However, the paper also recognises several conflicting truths when it comes to paper vs digital billing. These confirm a concern of ours … Between a Rock and a Soft Copy, part 2: The struggle for billers. Read More » ...

Breathe easier this New Year

Breathe easier this New Year

The start of a new year is a great time for planning. But it can be easy to forget that our ability to implement these plans often largely depends on a steady cash flow. And this is a fact that is strongly backed up by the stats: according to an … Breathe easier this New Year Read More » ...

The 5 Best Things that Happened to Australian SMEs in 2017

The 5 Best Things that Happened to Australian SMEs in 2017

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to set new goals, and plan for a productive year. And though the temptation can be to focus on all the areas we might need to improve, setting effective business goals is also about taking advantage of opportunities. There were … The 5 Best Things that Happened to Australian SMEs in 2017 Read More » ...

3 must-haves for paperless billing

3 must-haves for paperless billing

So, you’ve decided to go paperless when it comes to your billing. This could mean a whole range of cost savings, environmental benefits, and added convenience for your customers. But buyer beware – not all paperless billing solutions are created equal (email, we’re looking at you). And there’s no point … 3 must-haves for paperless billing Read More » ...