SME / Small and Medium Enterprise stories - Page 3
Digitally enabled SMEs most optimistic about 2021
"The adoption of digital tools is no longer a nice to have, but a critical business decision for SMEs."
Mastercard launches resource site to support digital transformation of SMEs
The microsite has been launched across most of Mastercard's Asia Pacific websites with information and resources on how to digitalise and run businesses more efficiently.
NZ small business to access Government digital boost training initiative
“Today we start delivering on the Government’s vision for New Zealand small businesses to be the most digitally-enabled in the world."
Microsoft: Digital transformation doesn't make SMEs immune to cyber threats
Ricky Kapur warns that despite digital transformation every business is at risk - no matter how large or small they are.
Why Australia needs an SME cybersecurity ambassador
Many SMEs are on a knife-edge right now and the smallest thing will put them out of business for good. Even a small cyber attack can be cataclysmic, writes Wontok head of technology Mick Esber.
Modern fintech services trump traditional banking solutions for small businesses
Modern fintech services reportedly better serve micro, small to medium enterprises (MSMEs) across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) when compared to traditional banking solutions.
How COVID-19 has changed the way Kiwi SMEs operate - study
The lockdown earlier in the year thrust many small businesses into an unknown territory.
How do Australia's rural businesses survive in challenging times? Side hustles
When faced with significant challenges almost half of Australia's rural-based small business leaders are starting, or intend to start, side hustles to support household income.
Airlock Digital seeks to empower Aussie SMEs with AustCyber funding
“With more SMEs and other organisations looking to adopt application whitelisting as a primary cyber defence mechanism, we plan to significantly expand Airlock Digital's partner network."
Start ups revenue drops by 40% or more amid COVID-19 crisis
"Sadly, the fact is that to survive, new companies will have to cut expenses, which means that layoffs are inevitable."
Top 10 tips on how Kiwi SMEs can utilise text messaging in a crisis
The current global COVID-19 crisis has meant businesses have needed to find new ways to communicate with their clients and customers.
City of Melbourne announces financial package for SMEs to migrate online
The grants would allow for businesses to quickly adapt to the new normal of remote working - offering products online, providing services virtually and offering take-away and delivery of goods.
Malwarebytes launches cloud platform designed for SMBs
Malwarebytes launches Malwarebytes Nebula, a new cloud platform with specific enterprise features but designed for small to medium businesses.
Memset launches server range focused on flexibility and security
"The launch of our dedicated server solution reinforces our commitment in challenging the market, providing customers with exceptional hosted solutions to suit their needs.”
Vodafone and BNZ team up to boost tech for Kiwi SMEs
"Vodafone and Bank of New Zealand are coming together to find the best digital solutions aimed at helping our SME customers connect, grow and thrive in our digital world."
Bad business: Kiwi SMEs not planning ahead
"It is crucial that SME owners are taking the right steps to ensure the financial stability of not only themselves but for New Zealand's economy as well."
MYOB: Kiwi SMEs should use IR's online gateway
Kiwi small businesses are being encouraged to use Inland Revenue's online gateway to file their payroll information in order to avoid the risk of errors and possible fines.
Is the government putting Kiwi SMEs on struggle street?
"So long as Jacinda Ardern remains prime minister, SMEs can only expect business conditions to get tougher."
Experts warning SMEs against borrowing against the family home
"Business owners looking to raise cheap money to fund their business should be cautioned to ensure they are raising the right type of debt for their business requirements."
IT disruption in Aussie business ‘alarming’
One in five Australian small businesses lose more than a month each year due to IT woes
Business management proving a struggle for Kiwi SMEs
"Money management and cash flow are always one of the biggest concerns for small business owners. When you're working up to seven days a week managing sales, people, marketing and regulations, then fast, simple access to finance is crucial."
SMEs take note: End of financial year creates oppportunity for business growth
"Waiting until the end of June to consider how to make the most of EOFY will make it difficult to manage the baseline tax and financial requirements, let alone make time for advanced business planning."
Westpac NZ collaborates with local AI startup
“Banking relationships are critical to SMEs and we look forward to working with Westpac to help serve their customers.”
Research says 2/3 of large companies to invest in UC by 2021
Study shows significant market opportunity for unified communications providers and a need for comprehensive security solutions.