Effective cash flow management strategies for small businesses

Cash flow is the life blood of the Australian small business, and when that blood stops flowing, the organs are at risk of shutting...

Risks and challenges of doing business internationally

Expansion into international trade is a great way for Australian businesses to grow, but it's critical to understand the associated risks and challenges.

3 benefits of trade credit insurance

  Trade credit insurance (TCI) is one of the most effective ways for Australian exporters to protect their business operations from unseen issues with cash...

Are unpaid invoices tax deductible?

Regardless of the industry that your business operates in or what products or services you supply, there's always a risk of a customer not...

Discover the future of Australian trade with Lisa McAuley

  How can Australian businesses with an interest in global trade best prepare themselves for the future? It's not a simple question to answer, particularly...

How Australian SMEs can chase invoices in a timely manner

Time is money - and nobody knows this more intimately than a small business owner. Research conducted by Xero has found that only 50.7 per cent...

How Australian exporters can resolve disputes with foreign trade partners

Do you know what to do if you get in a dispute with a foreign trade partner? With international trade changing regularly, exporters must...

When to use a patent, a trademark and a design right...

For Australian exporters, intellectual property (IP) is everything. Domestic IP protection is par for the course for most SMEs, but as soon as you...

How to tell if your business is growing too fast

Growth is great - until it isn't. Two-thirds of respondents to the 2017 Export Finance & Insurance Corporation (EFIC) Exporter Sentiment Index believe revenue...

What are the barriers to overseas direct investment?

For Australian B2B exporters, learning how to do overseas direct investment (ODI) is a huge step - and one that often falls flat.In 2017,...

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