Hospitality, tourism and retail showing promise across regional Australia: CommBank Report
Spending is up across regional Australia, moving past the spend recovery seen in metro areas, according to new data from Commonwealth Bank.
6 most commonly overlooked cost savings in business
From paying more than necessary to cutting budgets on activities that bring home the bacon, here are some of the most commonly overlooked savings in business to look out for in 2021.
Consumers increasingly spending with large businesses as SMEs lag behind in the tech stakes
Australia’s small businesses have been slow to leverage technology that would improve the customer service experience even though consumers are increasingly turning to large organisations to satisfy their spending needs, according to Katrina Konstas, Vice President Small Merchant JAPA, American Express. Konstas spoke with Dynamic Business about findings from American Express’ Economy of Shopping Small: […]
Small businesses losing custom to larger orgs
Despite voicing a preference for ‘shopping small’, Australian consumers are increasingly transacting with large organisations, further widening the gap between small and big businesses in the spend stakes, according to new research from American Express. Commissioned by American Express in support of its month-long Shop Small campaign, which runs throughout November, The Economy of Shopping […]
Melbourne Cup Day: managing SMB expenditure
Melbourne Cup Day is known as the race that stops a nation. While it’s a public holiday only in Victoria, Australians around the country take the afternoon off to socialise with friends and colleagues. They participate in office sweeps and bet directly on the race and many enjoy a long lunch. It’s such an iconic […]
5 Tips to create a debt killer budget
Ever wonder why some people get ahead, buy a car, buy a house and go on fantastic holidays while you continually struggle to make ends meet? The secret is to plan for your goals and above all to BUDGET. You’ve probably heard the well known saying “The problem is not that you plan to fail, […]
Maximising value from the IT budget to achieve better business outcomes
It has never been more vital than now for IT professionals to identify ways that can help the company as a whole make more intelligent business decisions. Importantly, they need to determine the best allocation of resources by gaining a better view of their IT and whether they are truly achieving value for the organisation.
Overseas economic woes cause drop in Australian consumer confidence
Most of the upswing in consumer confidence that came as a result of the Government’s Budget has been reversed this week, according to the latest ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence findings.