ABM Advisor: The ABM Blog

  • Jun 16 2015


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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  • May 22 2015


    Businesses concerned about cash flow

    Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business, but it is also something many companies are struggling with, at least according to the latest report from Bibby Financial Services.

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  • May 21 2015

    Australians prefer sticking to favourites over home brands

    The brand loyalty of consumers in Australia is being scrutinised, with new research finding people are more likely to stick to the brands they know rather than find the best bargain.

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  • May 19 2015


    Australian construction companies in for a stellar year

    Companies in the construction industry are set for a particularly good year, with key indicators revealing more houses being built and more tradesmen needed to build them.Construction businesses will need to be prepared for an increase in new work coming their way. Handling contractors and building materials requires that companies have a high-quality accounting system to manage such complex and time-dependent workloads - or they may find themselves missing out.

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