ABM Advisor: The ABM Blog

  • Jun 24 2015

    Leadership and competitiveness go hand in hand

    Remaining competitive is high on many company agendas at the moment, but just what tools do they have at their disposal to make this happen?

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  • Jun 22 2015

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    Economic conditions buoy business sentiment

    Business conditions are starting to improve across the country, as firms respond positively to the cut to the official cash rate and the federal budget announcement. NAB's Monthly Business Survey for May shows that conditions were up 3 points, putting the result higher than the long-run average.

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  • Jun 18 2015

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    Small businesses given a hand with international trade

    The launch of a new government project could be just what Australia's small businesses need to begin trading on a much larger scale. A number of recommendations have been put forward by the government, which will improve standards for how both data and information is distributed across the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

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  • Jun 16 2015

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    Foreign investment could deliver business benefits

    Investing overseas could be just what the Australian economy needs in order to thrive, but it seems that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are failing to recognise the advantages. This is according to Bentleys' The Voice of Australia Business Survey, which highlights a lack of understanding the in the sector.

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  • Jun 9 2015

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    Better employment prospects over past 12 months

    There are several key indicators that suggest how well the nation's businesses are performing, and their willingness to recruit staff is one of them. After all, if companies are in a good position, it's more likely that they will be looking to increase their headcount.

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  • Jun 8 2015

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    SMEs more confident in the future of their business

    Confidence levels seem to be improving among the country's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as results of a recent survey point to better prospects for many.

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  • Jun 4 2015

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    Online transactions continue to grow

    Buying online has already found favour with Australian consumers, and the latest data shows a growing preference for internet-based spending. The latest Online Retail Sales Index from National Australia Bank (NAB) reveals that during the 12 months to April this year, consumers spent $16.9 billion online.

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  • May 28 2015

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    3 strategies for SMEs to optimise their warehouse

    Small and medium-sized businesses will often find themselves investing in a warehouse, especially if they are moving a lot of products quickly and need a centralised place to manage their stock.

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  • May 27 2015

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    Draft legislation released for unfair contract terms among SMEs

    One of the biggest risks to a small business's cash flow is the challenge posed by unfair contract terms that make it harder for a company to manage its finances. To better address this issue, the government has recently released draft legislation, extending the protection to SMEs.

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  • May 25 2015

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    Are you overseeing your social media spending?

    Managing costs is one of the main reasons a company will invest in accounting software and other technologies, as they look to achieve a better understanding of how their organisation is tracking.

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