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Bridging the funding gap of the Job Keeper Program The Job Keeper Program has been a circuit breaker for many business owners in Australia. Little wonder that over 850,000 businesses have registered for it. Yet to date only 275,000 have lodged their application. They all want the money, want to keep their staff employed, but they have a major problem. Business owners have to fund the four to five-week gap between paying their staff and
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Helping our clients, even when new finance will not help them The COVID-19 virus has triggered an economic shutdown by the Australian Government, and the effects across the business landscape have been widespread. And uneven. Over the past few weeks, several clients have been in touch about the possibilities of refinancing their business. With all of them, our process is the same. Review their business fundamentalsDetermine a break-even turnover and mid-term prospects for revenue growthExplore
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We have been here before Covid 19 has taken a spectacular grip on the fears of people and businesses. The world is embarking on a shutdown for a time, and the business and economic implications will be profound. Learned economists advise we are entering into a recession. There will be significant costs. Unemployment will rise. Some businesses will fold. However….. recessions are not new. The media feeds into fear-based motivations, but they are just one
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The paradox of change … and certainty These are interesting times. Who would have dreamt that international borders would be closed because of a virus? That the world seems to be turning its back on globalisation. That stalwart businesses like Macy’s in the US would be cutting 120 stores. Competitors that recently seemed formidable and strong are teetering. As the aphorism states, there are only three certainties in life – death, taxes and change. For
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February 26, 2020

Opportunity knocks – can you take it?

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Opportunity knocks – can you take it? Over the holiday period, a long-standing client made urgent contact with IA. A significant secondary business opportunity had arisen, as the result of a tender proposal they were working through. However, the opportunity would require new plant, equipment, and additional working capital. Could we help? Opportunity arises. Often when it is unexpected and outside of business as usual. It is also fleeting. There is a brief window in
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