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Feeding the Hungry: CEO of BMC Raises Funds for Those in Need

Feeding the Hungry: CEO of BMC Raises Funds for Those in Need

Joining together and breaking bread is the most gratifying way to bring people together. The good people at OzHarvest understand this better than most. This month they are joined by benevolent business leaders from around Australia for the ninth annual OzHarvest CEO...

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Changes to flexible work laws to affect small business

Changes to flexible work laws to affect small business

A business is more than a brick-and-mortar structure, where people clock in nine to five and get a task done. A business is made up hard working people, with unique needs and dynamics. With this in mind a new policy is in play in Australian businesses: As of 1...

Five Reasons Why So Many Australian SMEs Fail

Five Reasons Why So Many Australian SMEs Fail

The Australian Centre For Business Growth recently released a report, which tried to understand why so many Australian SMEs fail. We have combed the data in order to deliver a helpful overview. It comes down to five key factors. This will hopefully empower you to help...

Small Business ATO Disputes To Get A Fair Hearing

Small Business ATO Disputes To Get A Fair Hearing

At any given time there are 3,8 Million small business taxpayers in the tax system. So a recent media statement from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, brings good news to these Australian entrepreneurs. The Prime Minister...

Money Management

How To Boost Small Business Via The Sharing Economy

How To Boost Small Business Via The Sharing Economy

What is the sharing economy? Trying to define the ‘sharing economy’ is like trying to hit a moving target. As a concept, it is constantly evolving. But in its simplest form, the sharing economy refers to the exchange of any goods or service using technology. Here...

Best Ways to Manage Your Business Activity Statement (BAS) Fees

Best Ways to Manage Your Business Activity Statement (BAS) Fees

Nobody loves paying tax. But as a small business owner, this is a reality. One that should be dealt with upfront rather than being put on the backburner. Many business owners find themselves avoiding the submission of their Business Activity Statement (BAS) leading to...

6 New Year Resolutions for your Small Business

6 New Year Resolutions for your Small Business

New Year’s resolutions are habitually put in place in order to improve our lives or reach a particular goal. It’s all about aspirations. And who's more aspirational than a business owner? The ones who seize the opportunity to make themselves and their businesses...

Marketing Insights

An Instagram Marketing Plan for Promoting Restaurants

An Instagram Marketing Plan for Promoting Restaurants

The manager runs up to a patron in his café, with a concerned frown on his face, “Sir, I just wanted to check all is okay with your food as I couldn’t help but notice…that you haven’t Instagrammed it yet?” This restauranteur understands all too well the power of a...

6 New Year Resolutions for your Small Business

6 New Year Resolutions for your Small Business

New Year’s resolutions are habitually put in place in order to improve our lives or reach a particular goal. It’s all about aspirations. And who's more aspirational than a business owner? The ones who seize the opportunity to make themselves and their businesses...

Top 10 Free Online Resources to Boost Small Business

Top 10 Free Online Resources to Boost Small Business

Being a small business owner can be a lonely road. So it’s nice to know that there are online resources out there geared at boosting your business. This can make things that much easier so you don’t have to work quite so hard all the time. So here is our top 10 list...

Influencers: The New Word-Of-Mouth For Retail Marketing

Influencers: The New Word-Of-Mouth For Retail Marketing

You need a handyman, so you go straight to Google right? Wrong. Most likely you will phone a family member or get a referral from one of those other Friends of yours – you know - your ‘nearest and dearest’ on Facebook. The reason is simple. When it comes to...

Press Releases
Government Plan Announces $2 Billion to Back Small Business

Government Plan Announces $2 Billion to Back Small Business

November 14th, 2018 – The LNP government announces an exciting initiative that will improve funding access for the three million small and medium businesses (SMEs) in Australia. The $2 Billion taxpayer-backed Small Business Securitisation Fund will buy packages of...

Merchant Lending A Lucrative Alternative to Bank Loans

Merchant Lending A Lucrative Alternative to Bank Loans

An inability for small businesses to gain loans from banks has given rise to merchant lending: a product with no fixed term credit that can be paid off daily through the business’s EFTPOS terminal meaning improved cash flows for business owners.

Business Finance

How To Boost Small Business Via The Sharing Economy

How To Boost Small Business Via The Sharing Economy

What is the sharing economy? Trying to define the ‘sharing economy’ is like trying to hit a moving target. As a concept, it is constantly evolving. But in its simplest form, the sharing economy refers to the exchange of any goods or service using technology. Here...

Best Ways to Manage Your Business Activity Statement (BAS) Fees

Best Ways to Manage Your Business Activity Statement (BAS) Fees

Nobody loves paying tax. But as a small business owner, this is a reality. One that should be dealt with upfront rather than being put on the backburner. Many business owners find themselves avoiding the submission of their Business Activity Statement (BAS) leading to...

What is a Factor Rate & How is it Calculated?

What is a Factor Rate & How is it Calculated?

If your business is in need of quick working capital you may find yourself applying for a Merchant Cash Advance (MCA). During the quick application process, you will come across the term "factor rate".  Here is everything you need to know about a factor rate and how...

Small Lenders Prove to be a Big Help to SMEs

Small Lenders Prove to be a Big Help to SMEs

When it comes to small business loans the Australian lendscape is changing. According to a recent RBA survey, the market is finding it increasingly difficult to obtain finance from the big four banks. So we are beginning to see entrepreneurs warm up to the idea of...

Success Stories

How Is An Entrepreneur Different From An Employee?

How Is An Entrepreneur Different From An Employee?

The thing that stops most people is the start. ‘Most people’ however, are not entrepreneurs who are wired differently. They love the ‘start’. The ‘start’ is what gets them up in the morning. The ‘not knowing’ is their jet fuel. So what makes an entrepreneur different...

Expert Advice For A Successful Business Owner

Expert Advice For A Successful Business Owner

A successful business owner takes their cue from the top. Knowing that any great professional (from entrepreneur to athlete, musician to author) didn’t get there by accident. When it comes to the best of the best, the key players groomed themselves with highly...

Merchant Financing Powers Up Gold Coast Mechanic

Merchant Financing Powers Up Gold Coast Mechanic

Kira Motley of Gold Coast-based, Grease Monkeys Motor Co., is as hardworking as they come. She runs two businesses as both a mechanic and an electrician, so this feisty lady is not to be messed with. When her partner couldn’t find work, they decided to get their hands...

Brisbane Florist Blossoms with Merchant Financing

Brisbane Florist Blossoms with Merchant Financing

Lynnette Johnson is the owner of Stones Corner Flower Shop, a lovely florist on the outskirts of the Brisbane city centre. A local clientele of “familiar faces” supports her charming little store, which is built on the delicate balance between events, daily deliveries...

Politics & Grants

Government Plan Announces $2 Billion to Back Small Business

Government Plan Announces $2 Billion to Back Small Business

November 14th, 2018 – The LNP government announces an exciting initiative that will improve funding access for the three million small and medium businesses (SMEs) in Australia. The $2 Billion taxpayer-backed Small Business Securitisation Fund will buy packages of...

Times running out to claim the $20,000 Instant Asset Tax Write-Off

Times running out to claim the $20,000 Instant Asset Tax Write-Off

Did you know that if you act before the 20th of June 2018, you can claim on the $20,000 Instant Asset Tax Write-Off Scheme? If you think that sounds too good to be true, you’re not alone. Nearly two-thirds of Australian businesses are under-utilising the scheme, most...

Federal Budget 2018: CCIQ Interview Beyond Inc.

Federal Budget 2018: CCIQ Interview Beyond Inc.

Just before the 2018 Federal Budget, Dan Petrie from CCIQ visited Beyond Merchant Capital and interviewed Beyond Inc. Director Larry Prosser. The focus was on what Larry would like to see in the coming budget for small business in Australia, and if he would like to...

Sponsorship & Events

Feeding the Hungry: CEO of BMC Raises Funds for Those in Need

Feeding the Hungry: CEO of BMC Raises Funds for Those in Need

Joining together and breaking bread is the most gratifying way to bring people together. The good people at OzHarvest understand this better than most. This month they are joined by benevolent business leaders from around Australia for the ninth annual OzHarvest CEO...

We Proudly Support – Riding Develops Abilities (RDAQ)

We Proudly Support – Riding Develops Abilities (RDAQ)

We at Beyond Merchant Capital are (at our core) about helping others reach above and beyond their limitations. This is why when our friends at RDAQ (Riding Develops Abilities Queensland) approached us to sponsor their July 2018 State Championships, we were thrilled to...

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Feeding the Hungry: CEO of BMC Raises Funds for Those in Need

Feeding the Hungry: CEO of BMC Raises Funds for Those in Need

Joining together and breaking bread is the most gratifying way to bring people together. The good people at OzHarvest understand this better than most. This month they are joined by benevolent business leaders from around Australia for the ninth annual OzHarvest CEO...

How To Boost Small Business Via The Sharing Economy

How To Boost Small Business Via The Sharing Economy

What is the sharing economy? Trying to define the ‘sharing economy’ is like trying to hit a moving target. As a concept, it is constantly evolving. But in its simplest form, the sharing economy refers to the exchange of any goods or service using technology. Here...