Displaying items by tag: SMEs

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 10:03

Exetel to sell Telstra Ethernet Access to SMEs

Internet service provider Exetel has signed a deal with Telstra Wholesale worth $40 million over two years, to supply Telstra Ethernet Access to its business customers.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 10:01

Oracle takes aim at SMEs with Digital Hub

Software giant Oracle is looking to move downmarket with the opening of a cloud experience centre in Sydney for SME customers.

Published in Strategy

The Melbourne Cup to be run tomorrow is likely to have a negative impact on Australia’s small businesses, with SMEs taking a hit to their profits as punters spend money on race events and celebrations, according to accounting software company Xero.

Published in Strategy

Global technology and digitalisation giant Siemens has given an industrial software grant with a commercial value of its product lifecycle management software of $447 million to the University of Western Australia.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 23:19

SMEs in the clouds over taxation returns: survey

Small business operators are planning to complete their own tax returns, increasingly using cloud solutions rather than relying on older desktop software, according to a new report.

Published in Cloud

Criminal data breaches over the Internet will cost businesses around the world a total of US$8 trillion over the next five years, according to a new report.

Published in Security

Singtel is partnering with local education institutions Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic to help Singapore’s small to medium business enterprises “with heritage” adopt digital technology.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Commonwealth Bank has launched a new business analytics platform which it says will allow small- to medium-sized businesses to monitor their business performance in real-time and to model future scenarios based on a range of current financial and industry data.

Published in Data

Amazon’s entry into the Australian market, mooted for sometime later this year, or next year, has Australia’s small business owners in a spin and nervous about the effect the ecommerce giant — or other overseas competitors — will have on their businesses.

Published in Strategy

Small and medium businesses say attracting new customers, as well as managing cashflows and late payments, are the greatest pressures they face this year. But, concerns about seeing technology as a painpoint have lessened among many.

Published in Accounting Software

Laptops are being put aside in favour of mobile phones by Australian self-employed women to run their businesses, according to a new study that reveals faster and more reliable Internet speeds are also on top of womens' lists of technology they want to make doing business easier.

Published in Accounting Software
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 22:35

$4 million readies Inabox for expansion

Wholesale telecommunications services provider Inabox Group has completed a $4 million capital raising as part of its plans to continue further acquisitions to fuel growth.

Published in Listed Tech

EFTPOS payments provider Tyro’s customers can now use Apple’s Siri to pay bills and complete other transactions, including business expenses.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 06 February 2017 11:50

Tyro says banks holding back SMBs, economy

Independent EFTPOS institution Tyro Payments claims Australian banks are holding back business and the economy because they won’t grant loans to small and medium-sized businesses unless owners put up their houses as collateral.

Published in Strategy

European-based online lender Spotcap has launched in the New Zealand market with an A$20 million investment from NZX-listed bank Heartland.

Published in Deals

Australia’s small business owners were spurred to start their own business after having difficulty finding full-time employment due to barriers such as language, age, disability and skills, according to a newly released study of the SME market.

Published in Accounting Software

Australia’s small business owners remain relatively optimistic about their businesses in the face of a slowdown in the economy and amid talk of a looming recession, according to a new survey that shows that many SMEs, led by start-ups, have increased revenues over the course of this year.

Published in Accounting Software

Accounting software provider Reckon is heralding a strong year and a milestone with its new Loans platform, in partnership with online lender Prospa, funding over $1 million in loans to small businesses.

Published in Accounting Software

Australian small business owners are an entrepreneurial lot, with many choosing to operate more than one business at a time and working so hard they probably won’t take public holidays or even a Christmas break this year.

Published in Accounting Software

Late customer payments are weighing heavily on many of Australia’s small business operators with the effects of the problem impacting their personal finances and the ability to cover expenses such as rent and power.

Published in Accounting Software

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