News and interviews on Michael Fingland including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Small businesses are being urged to start preparing for the Christmas shutdown period now to avoid traditional post-Christmas cashflow shortages that typically lead to a spike in insolvencies in February.
Friday, 19 March 2010
By the time a financially distressed company requests assistance, many are too far along to help, warns Vantage Performance's Michael Fingland.
Wednesday, 03 March 2010
Insolvency experts are pointing to a surge in company collapses.
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
An insolvency specialist is worried that a new wave of SME collapses is about to start. Time to make sure you’re not about to get dumped by your customers.
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
ASIC releases a draft regulatory paper outlining ways for directors to identify whether their businesses are insolvent and what steps to take in order to avoid a business collapse.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Experts warn there are signs that the ATO is starting to shift its generous stance on its measures to support struggling SMEs.
Thursday, 08 October 2009
Experts warn the sharp drop in the number of official insolvencies has more to do with the lenient stance taken by the ATO and the banks, than any improvement in economic conditions.
Monday, 06 July 2009
Accommodating ATO payment plans coupled with the Government’s stimulus packages have meant many SME’s have avoided insolvency.
Friday, 05 June 2009
Small businesses are staying out of administration, but experts warn the crunch is coming.
Friday, 23 January 2009
Finally, a corporate collapse good-news story. A Queensland concrete company has been successfully pulled out of receivership by turnaround firm Vantage Performance, with 80 jobs saved in the process.
Thursday, 07 August 2008
More businesses are drifting closer to being labelled insolvent, but are nowhere near complete failures – yet. MIKE PRESTON reveals the warning signs and maps a way out of the mire.
Thursday, 22 May 2008
As the economy slows, getting staffing right will make or break your business. MIKE PRESTON explains how to lower staff costs, get rid of the underperformers and protect your stars.