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Average payment times for the year approach historic lows

  • Cash flow
  • Getting paid
  • Hiring people

Small businesses in the nation’s capital are some of the healthiest in the country, with the ACT experiencing a major employment boom and positive drop in late payments during 2017, according to a 12-month analysis of Xero Small Business...

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Deck the halls report: How small businesses are preparing for Christmas

  • Industry focus

It’s a momentous time of year for Australian small businesses. Christmas is fast approaching, and along with it comes the excitement and fervour of the annual holiday season. It’s always a busy time of year, but there’s one key difference in...

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Sharing insights to empower Australia’s small businesses in 2018 and beyond

  • Opinion

When we decided to create Small Business Insights in mid-2017, we did it with a single purpose in mind: to tell stories no one else could tell about Australia’s small businesses. These businesses are frequently called the engine room of the...

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Six money myths a business must dispel for better cash flow

  • Cash flow

Arjun Singh is the Co-founder of ezyCollect, an accounts-receivable application that integrates with Xero. Managing cash flow well can spell the difference between success and failure in business. In addition to benchmarking one’s operations...

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Practical tips to avoid the summer slump

  • Industry focus

For many businesses summer can be a tricky time for cashflow. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  In fact, the quiet summer period can be incredibly productive. We spoke to Xero’s small business advisory panel who suggested some small changes...

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Don’t get stuck in the post-Christmas cash flow void

  • Cash flow

Xero's recently launched Small Business Insights harnesses data from hundreds of thousands of businesses so Australian business owners can better understand their own business. One terrific visual on getting paid shows the average number of days...

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These industries pay late. Here’s what you can do about it.

  • Getting paid

The newest Xero data on small businesses suggests September was a good month: owners enjoyed relatively quick payments and the best cash flow in three years. But it wasn’t smooth sailing for all sectors. A closer look reveals that some industries...

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How ‘the race that stops a nation’ affects small business

  • Cash flow

It’s arguably Victoria’s most well known public holiday, but data from Xero suggests it’s small businesses across the nation that are bearing the brunt of the holiday. The data reveals that only a third (32 percent) of small businesses across...

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Businesses headed for strong 2017 on better cash flow

  • Cash flow
  • Getting paid

Most Australian small businesses were cash-flow positive for a fifth straight month in October, marking the longest stretch in at least three years and auguring well for the Christmas season. Some 54 percent of businesses on Xero in Australia had...

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Best month yet for getting paid on time

  • Getting paid

Late payments fell for three months in a row to August, helping keep small businesses in the black. Overdue payments to Australian small businesses fell for a third straight month, setting a new low and helping keep cash flow positive for the first...