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 » ...

Three ways fintech can help your business

Three ways fintech can help your business

When it comes to new technologies for SMEs, there are now a million new ways to streamline operations, and automate the delivery of offerings. Many of these options may depend on your industry. Accounting firms are all about the cloud these days. Legal firms are increasingly embracing “e-discovery” technologies to … Three ways fintech can help your business Read More » ...

Three reasons to go paperless

Three reasons to go paperless

Because it’s 2017. Can we end the blog post there? But in all seriousness, the majority of us do appear to favour a paperless environment in many ways. We consume news from our mobile phones often via social media, we read books on Kindles and on our phones, we use … Three reasons to go paperless Read More » ...

Mobile is here to stay – Billers where are you?

Mobile is here to stay – Billers where are you?

When it comes to the influence of technology on consumers globally, Australia is at the forefront. We are both ‘early adopters’ and ‘fast followers’, and we expect to be accessible to the most innovative solutions available anywhere in the world. But what about when it comes to receiving and paying … Mobile is here to stay – Billers where are you? Read More » ...

Three ways to make paperless billing work for your customers

Three ways to make paperless billing work for your customers

Overcome customer complaints and reap the rewards of paperless billing! Business expenses can sometimes feel never-ending. Office rent and supplies, software costs, electricity, wages, accounting, marketing, client entertainment the list just seems to go on and on. So with so many unavoidable expenses, why are so many business owners still … Three ways to make paperless billing work for your customers Read More » ...