Is this really the end of cash?

Posted on December 5, 2021Categories News

Since the rise of online banking, ATO crackdowns, eCommerce, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of cash is looking grim. Is cash still king? It’s increasingly uncertain. Let’s unpack the modern story of cash in Australia and investigate its viability and emerging functions in an increasingly cashless economy. The historical decline of cash in Australia In 1974 Australia introduced its first bank cards. Within two years, over one million Aussies were making card-based transactions. And so the … Continue reading “Is this really the end of cash?”

Love local: Why it’s more important than ever to shop small this festive season

Posted on December 5, 2021Categories Small business

We’re approaching one of the busiest periods for South Africa’s small businesses – the festive season and our summer holiday break. After what has been a difficult year of disrupted trading, many of them will be depending on this time to boost sales and cash flow.  With the latest news on travel restrictions impacting tourism and the unemployment rate climbing to a new high, small businesses need all the support they can get.  These businesses have borne the brunt of … Continue reading “Love local: Why it’s more important than ever to shop small this festive season”

How to get your retail business ready for Christmas

Posted on November 29, 2021Categories Small business, Tips

After a strange year, full of lockdowns, downturns and business turmoil, there’s finally a few Christmas lights twinkling at the end of the tunnel. Many Australian small businesses will be banking on a bountiful holiday season to fill the till and begin bouncing back. In fact, it may be critical to survival. This means that the canny business owner will be looking to gain every possible edge to maximise their cash flow and profits through the festive season. Will you … Continue reading “How to get your retail business ready for Christmas”

Getting ahead of cybercrime: Part 3

Posted on November 29, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business

The digital data held by your business is incredibly valuable, especially when it’s integrated with your technology and readily accessible through cloud services. It has the potential to provide benefits, insights and improvements well into the future.  That data can also make your business an attractive target for cybercriminals, who will steal and sell your data if given the opportunity. As the data your business holds grows in size and complexity, it can be overwhelming to manage and difficult to … Continue reading “Getting ahead of cybercrime: Part 3”