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Alternative lending is changing how businesses are borrowing


It’s frequently stated small to medium businesses (SMBs) are the engine room of the Australian economy. They make up more than 99 per cent of all Australian businesses, contribute $380

What CFOs can do to mitigate risk


Growth is one of the key drivers for most organisations. In today’s rapidly changing environment, businesses need to overcome numerous challenges. Challenges such as digital disruption, new data privacy legislation, the

R&D tax deadline imminent


Franchisors must be ready for the R&D tax incentive April deadline. Now is the time for businesses to reassess their R&D tax incentive position and talk to their advisers says Mariana

Tips to turn around an underperforming franchisee


How can a franchisor help a franchisee failing with their finances? McGrathNicol Restructuring partner Jason Ireland and director Damien Pasfield share their experience and insights. Franchising systems allow individuals to leverage a

Who gets access to franchise funding in 2019?


The last 12 months have provided a brutal reality check for those brands that had assumed continued finance access for their franchisees, but had not yet addressed fundamental weaknesses in their franchise model.

Is 2019 the year for alternative funding?


What does 2019 hold for business financing? Lachlan Heussler, managing director, Spotcap Australia, expects big changes ahead.

4 finance frauds you must avoid


Fraud can be closer to home than you think. Check out these tips on minimising your risk of succumbing to scams.

Is bank accreditation yesterday’s hero?


Several recent developments have cast doubt on the future of the current methods for bank accreditation of franchise systems.

Is your company eligible for a lower tax rate?


The rules have changed for tax accountability and some companies are now able to pay the lower company tax rate of 27.5 per cent.

5 ways to make the most of this financial year


We’ve breathed a collective sigh of relief…the last few months of a financial year bring certain business elements into focus – whether we will meet this year’s targets, what campaigns we can run to help achieve our targets in the final months and business planning to set next FY’s targets.