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Xero increases dominance of cloud accounting with 37 per cent growth

Xero increases dominance of cloud accounting with 37 per cent growth

The cloud-based accounting platform's growth continued, with 193,000 new subscribers added in the half. But it came at a cost, with net losses widening.

  • by Cara Waters

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Experts warn 7A tax law changes will cost business thousands

Experts warn 7A tax law changes will cost business thousands

This piece of tax law doesn't often get people talking - but accountants warn changes will hurt small business finance.

  • by Emma Koehn
Private equity giant KKR increases bid for MYOB
Finance

Private equity giant KKR increases bid for MYOB

US private equity firm KKR has sweetened its bid for accounting software platform MYOB to $3.77 a share, valuing the company at $2.2 billion.

  • by Cara Waters
On the search for $49 glasses: Investec launches $70 million fund for emerging businesses
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On the search for $49 glasses: Investec launches $70 million fund for emerging businesses

Investment bank Investec launched a $70 million fund to invest in emerging and high growth companies on Thursday.

  • by Cara Waters
'It's all love': Small businesses turn to family in tough times
Finance

'It's all love': Small businesses turn to family in tough times

Many small businesses fear being pushed to the edge, but say working with family helps.

  • by Emma Koehn
Young, male and educated: Australian fintech has a type
Entrepreneur

Young, male and educated: Australian fintech has a type

More than 70 per cent of Australia's financial technology startup employees and 81 per cent of founders are men, a census has found.

  • by Emma Koehn
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Afterpay claims savvy pensioners are switching to trendy app

Afterpay claims savvy pensioners are switching to trendy app

Buy now, pay later payments app Afterpay says it has leveraged distrust of the banks to expand its customers to include pensioners and people doing Christmas shopping.

  • by Emma Koehn
Push for 'blind pitching' to stop investor gender bias
Startups

Push for 'blind pitching' to stop investor gender bias

Gender information to be blocked from investment pitches, say these founders.

  • by Emma Koehn
Capital rethink: Business leaders call for new finance options
Superannuation

Capital rethink: Business leaders call for new finance options

Business leaders raise superannuation lending once more as smaller operators look for new loan types.

  • by Emma Koehn
Part-time jobs teach our kids things schools do not

Part-time jobs teach our kids things schools do not

Most parents want their teenagers to concentrate on their schoolwork, hobbies or sporting activities but what about having a part-time job?

  • by Olivia Maragna
Paper-free payments: Australia and NZ work on e-invoicing standard
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Paper-free payments: Australia and NZ work on e-invoicing standard

The two nations are hoping to save $30 billion over 10 years by driving the adoption of e-invoicing by governments and businesses for more streamlined payments. 

  • by Emma Koehn