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The finance scene has changed over the last ten years for the small to medium business owner since the introduction of GST.
Prior to the year 2000 the majority of business people would go out to purchase a vehicle or equipment for their business and finance it on a lease or a commercial hire purchase depending on their accountant’s advice and the business’ setup.
This made it quite simple for their accountants as all they had to do was add up the lease/HP payments for the financial year and that was the tax deduction. Read More
In my recent blog on Business Networking Web 2.0 Style I posted a video from YouTube which made some eye opening claims about the prevalence of Social Media. It raises many issues which are very relevant to the way we do business today, and small business owners would be well advised to consider them.
Many people still dismiss social media as a passing fad. According to ComScore, over 70% of Australians visited a social networking site in June this year, up 29% from the previous year. Facebook visits grew from 3 million to 6 million and Twitter grew from 13,000 to 800,000 in the same period in Australia alone.
This kind of growth and reach is hard to ignore. Read More
Moving on from consumer finance to small business and corporate finance, we’ll look at the example of purchasing IT equipment. Rental or operating lease facilities are often ideal for these groups as they need to be up to date with technology to keep pace with their competitors.
The rental products available in the market allow the small business to lease (off balance sheet) IT equipment which will no doubt be out of date in 2 to 3 years time. This product allows the business “the use” of the current IT equipment and at the end of the finance term they just hand it back and upgrade to a more current product. A fixed monthly payment is calculated at the time of purchase. Read More
Buying a motor vehicle whether it is new or used can be a time consuming and frustrating adventure. In this article I will look at the everyday person buying a family car and some of the things to consider.
The act of purchasing a vehicle and funding it are two very separate parts of the process. The negotiating of a price or change over figure is one transaction and the funding a totally different transaction.
Once you have completed the buying of the vehicle it then comes down to how is the most effective way to pay for it. Most from the old school would say that if you can’t pay cash then don’t buy it and to some this is still the way they buy things. Read More
Nine years ago this month I launched my business on an unsuspecting public. Nobody had warned me at the time that in addition to being an accountant, I had to be social as well!
Much has been written recently on how to use [insert favourite social media application here] to win the hearts, minds and business of new and existing customers. Being a non-typical Generation Xer and an early adopter of computer / internet technologies, I’m loving the opportunities being opened up by Social Media.
When I first started my business I joined the local Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, breakfast referral groups and so on. Every so often I’d go to networking events which were not unlike what I imagine speed dating to be like. Get as many contacts and business cards as you can then move on to the next group. Read More
In today’s ever changing society the consumer, small business and corporate entities rely so heavily on finance as an everyday occurrence that many different products have become available. ‘The Finance Maze” series will lead you through a number of different options available in the market from the small through to the large lending products.
The consumer uses finance for anything from buying a TV, car or boat through to the home they live in and there are many different ways to procure these items, some more expensive than others. Let’s have a look at each market segment to see where the advantages are.
Example: purchase of a new Flat Screen TV for $3,000.
Mum and Dad go out to buy a new flat screen TV from a major retailer. Read More
I’ve been busy migrating my old blog to this website today…not a bad way to spend a wet and cold Saturday!
Over the next month or so I will be getting the rest of the site set up. There will be two sections to it:
Accounting services (under the banner of Account Tech Solutions)…
….and Finance services (Account Tech Finance Solutions).
I will also be putting together a regular newsletter for my subscribers, so take a minute to complete the signup on the top of this page!
These days it can be difficult to source business financing, with stricter guidelines and lending criteria from traditional financiers. For many businesses experiencing cash flow, factoring may be an option to consider.
Just what is factoring? It is the process of selling your receivables to a factor at a discount, and receiving cash for them timely rather than waiting for the normal customer payment cycle to complete. The factor will then take over the collections and administration of these outstanding invoices. It is not a loan, but a sale of a financial asset.
Factoring is ideal for fast growing companies who are squeezed for cash, or for businesses who invoice goods and services on credit terms. It is not suitable for businesses who issue progress claims (such as building contractors), retailers or professional services.
There are three main differences between factoring as a source of finance, and bank loans. Firstly, the emphasis is on the value of your receivables on your balance sheet rather than the value or credit worthiness of your business. Secondly, it is a sale of a financial asset rather than a loan, and finally, there are three parties to the factoring arrangement (your business, your customer, the factor) rather than two (you and your bank).
Invoice discounting is a form of factoring for businesses who need to access the money tied up in their receivables, but still want to maintain and manage their own ledger. Your customers will not be aware that you have sold their invoices. For businesses who lack the expertise or resources to manage their debtors ledger, or are undergoing rapid growth, this is a suitable option.
Over the last decade, business coaching has become more and more fashionable. There is a subtle distinction between a business coach and a business consultant. A consultant will come into your business, identify any problems, and fix them. On the other hand, a coach will come in and review your business, and then teach *you* how to do what needs to be done. Like a sporting coach, a business coach will bring in an outsider’s point of view and experiences, and often pinpoint weaknesses in your business which you or your staff may have overlooked.
Despite the number of business coaches out there now, it can be difficult to find one which suits your business style and personality, or who can recognize and respect your goals. Some business owners merely want to improve processes and systems in their business for lifestyle reasons, others want to significantly grow their business with a view to selling it. All the better if you can find a coach who has actually been in a similar business situation as you, and has successfully overcome the challenges. Read More