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To keep your business running smoothly, it’s important to regularly assess how your business is doing. Check your business finances and see what you could do to help improve your financial position with our Small Business Resources, including a range of ‘how to’ guides, online training modules, videos, tools and calculators.

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How the PPSA can impact your business

The Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) changed the way security interests are dealt with across Australia by establishing a single national law, governing security interests in personal property. As a result, there are some significant implications on businesses.

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How to understand your key financial documents

Taking the time to understand your financial documents will give you more control and a clearer picture of your business and how it’s performing. The profit and loss statement and the balance sheet are the two basic financial documents that give you this information. As a business owner, learning about ...

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How to identify your business drivers

Identifying and monitoring the key drivers of your business is critical to boosting profitability. A key business driver is something that has a major impact on the performance of your specific business. A whole range of internal and external factors affects the performance of every small business. The secret is ...

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How to write a business plan

Have you got a business plan? If not then you should read on. A business plan outlines your strategy for the next couple of years. It may be used to help support an application for business finance or business grants, or it could be just for your own use as ...

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How to use cash flow forecasts

Understanding cash flow is the key to running a successful small business. Good cash flow management will help ensure your business runs smoothly and it gives you the insight to keep on top of your business’ financial health. What is a cash flow forecast? A cash flow forecast is an ...

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How to avoid bad debts

Getting paid on time is important to the financial health and wellbeing of your business. Having good credit control is important for maintaining a healthy cash flow and a profitable business. While good credit control can help avoid late payments becoming a serious problem, there may still be times when ...

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Top Business Tips for 2013

There’s no doubt that life as a small business owner is challenging. Confidence levels have fallen, profitability has been stretched and cash flow remains a challenge for many businesses. However, despite the challenges, NAB is optimistic and committed to supporting small businesses. We recognise the potential and opportunity that lies ...

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How to help manage your time effectively

A key business driver for a business is time, so using your time efficiently enables you to successfully manage your business and achieve work-life balance. Time is like money. If you control how you use it, you can create a productive and profitable working environment. If you don’t, you can ...

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