After his business bank would only consider giving him finance if he moved his mortgage to them, Queensland SME owner Aaron needed to find an alternative source of cash flow finance. When you’re running your own business, cash flow can be the toughest thing to keep on top of – particularly when you need to invest in equipment for the business in the first place.
Covid affected many businesses in many different ways. Some – those in hospitality and retail, for example – were hit hard and fast. Others, however, felt a much more delayed impact.
Welcome to Bizcap’s Small Business Tips mega-list for 2022! We’ve spoken to our clients and industry experts and have collated their best insights to get your business going in the right direction for the rest of 2022 and beyond.
Back in 2017, Victoria-based Marco had hit rock bottom. After the closure of his business he lost his home, his investment property, half of his super and was left with the princely sum of $43 in his bank account.
With the days, hours and minutes ticking down to the end-of-financial-year, it may be tempting to think there’s not a great deal you can do to minimise your tax payable and help set your business up for success before the June 30 clock strikes. But you’d be wrong.
Here are just a few ideas on how you can make the most of tax time.
Pastry goodness on New Zealand’s North Island: How a Bizcap loan helped this NZ bakery and café thrive
Bizcap has been helping Australian small-medium sized businesses grow their operations for a couple of years now, and last year launched in New Zealand to help NZ businesses in exactly the same way.
With a little bit of help from Bizcap, this show bag business has been able to thrive – despite the global pandemic and changing market conditions. From Cairns to Adelaide, Bathurst to Hobart, Ipswich to Melbourne, shows are a big part of life across Australia.
What actually is an SME (small to medium-sized business, for those of us who don’t quite know for certain but have been too afraid to ask)? Well, it depends on who you ask. The ATO – unsurprisingly – bases it on income. You’re a small business if your turnover is below $10m.
At Bizcap we love helping small businesses succeed and recently we were able to help an experienced bricklayer, who launched his own residential and commercial business five years ago, keep his business going – and build solid foundations for the future.
COVID-19 hit lots of businesses hard – with little respect for track record and longevity. One of the many that suffered was a 50-year-old sheet metal business which was forced to cut staff numbers – from 24 in early 2020 to seven at the height of the pandemic.
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