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Adelaide Quarantine Bungle Highlights Need For Fintech Solution In Contact Tracing

The lie by a pizza worker, that sent Adelaide into a strict lockdown last week, could potentially have been avoided if contact tracers had easy access to financial transactions at COVID-19 hotspots.

Adrian Floate
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3 takeaways from the 2020 Accounting Business Expo

Earlier this month we attended the Accounting Business Expo, and for the first time, the event was 100 per cent virtual.

Ola Polczynski
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Meet our CFO – Richard Jarvis

Earlier this month we were fortunate enough to have a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) join our team. As a fast-growing fintech company, bolstering our financial capabilities was a necessary milestone as we head into the next key stage of growth.

Ola Polczynski
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How to accept payments in an online store

Selling online is an excellent way to grow your business as it allows customers to access your store 24/7.

Nicola Smith
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Expect Less Queues This Christmas As Shops Adopt Mobile Checkouts

Long queues at the Christmas and Boxing Day sales could be a thing of the past as businesses adopt mobile checkouts to help keep customers safe from the spread of COVID-19.

Adrian Floate
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The offsite experience: Why fun company get-togethers are key to boosting employee engagement

For many businesses, the team bonding experience often stops at the weekly Monday team catch up session, or perhaps the CEO delivers a regular update from the boardroom, and then you might end the week with some Friday afternoon office nibbles and drinks.

Ola Polczynski
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Smarter stocking: getting control of your inventory before Christmas

In a product-based business, having an effective stock management system is critical, especially in the lead up to the busy Christmas trading period.

Nicola Smith
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You don’t need buy-now, pay-later to implement postpay options for your business customers

In recent years, business to consumer (B2C) buy-now, pay-later providers have skyrocketed in popularity as more payment options come to market.

Nicola Smith
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Feature Release: User Management & Two-Step Authentication

Managing a team just got a whole lot easier with Spenda’s User Management feature.

Spenda
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What are workflow payments?

When we think of processing payments, it typically takes place when certain milestones are reached between your business and the customer.

Nicola Smith
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The importance of cash flow forecasting and financial modelling

Business is inherently about two things — people and numbers.

Nicola Smith
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Cash flow is king: How Spenda will improve your cash flow

When you run a business, turning a profit is often a key focus as a business gets off the ground and continues to grow.

Nicola Smith
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Going digital is the key to a strong business

For many businesses, 2020 has been the year that has forced them to innovate and implement digital technologies in their business systems and operations.

Nicola Smith
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How to get paid faster

Making sure you get paid on time is critical to your business’s cash flow.

Nicola Smith
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Integrated business solutions: Become a strategic business owner

Owning a business comes with many benefits. You get to decide the direction your business goes, steering in one direction to realise your vision, or another if you decide to change course.

Nicola Smith
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Benefits of our new Product Variants feature

Available now on SpendaPOS for no extra cost, this feature allows businesses to easily add variants for products that come in more than one option.

Jarrad Lawford
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An inside look at web development for Australian SMEs

“When you look around retail stores and you see customers over the moon about the products you help craft every day, that’s a win for me.”

Jarrad Lawford
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A chat with our Web Technical Lead on SME software

There is a lot that can potentially go wrong when it comes to the technical aspects of planning and developing elite software that can handle specific processes, data and tasks for businesses across Australia.

Jarrad Lawford
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R U OK? Day and the benefits of exercise to mental health

Today is R U OK? Day – and as 2020 has thrown many of us a curveball, it’s never been more important to highlight the importance of asking a friend, colleague, or loved one “are you okay?”

Jarrad Lawford
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Inside Spenda’s Test Engineer Grad Program

While she intended on galavanting around the world as a travel bug throughout this year, our new Software Tester, Hannah Van Schayk, was forced to abandon her booked holiday plans due to COVID-19 and focus her attention on software bugs instead.

Jarrad Lawford
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How to improve company culture and team building

If customer engagement and marketing is the face of your organisation, your company culture and working environment is the personality.

Jarrad Lawford
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An inside look into Australian businesses going digital

Our Business Analyst and Margaret River local, Andrew Mann, is our man on the frontlines meeting with our customers around Australia and helping them iron out their issues with the best digital technology available.

Jarrad Lawford
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Small business tips to reduce late payments

Late payments have become so ingrained in Australian business culture that small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) seem to accept them as a permanent challenge of the job.

Jarrad Lawford
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How small businesses can sell online and reduce merchant fees

While the effects of COVID-19 has seen many small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) fall into unprecedented times, e-commerce has been a welcomed safety net for many.

Jarrad Lawford
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An inside look at research and development in small business software

When he’s not catching waves at his local Queensland beach, our Server Technical Lead, Shane Nall, is creating them.

Jarrad Lawford
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Ways to manage and improve small business cash flow

There’s a reason why cash flow contains the word ‘flow.’ The way it travels in and out of your business is the very thing that keeps it thriving.

Jarrad Lawford
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Behind the scenes in software testing

We’re pretty lucky our brilliant Software Test Lead and favourite Kiwi, Angela Carne, decided to call Australia home and join the team at Spenda.

Jarrad Lawford
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Transitioning to a virtual business

Many Australian businesses have been challenged by the economic conditions brought about by Covid-19.

Jarrad Lawford
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An inside look into Spenda’s Product Development

I recently sat down with our experienced Chief Product Officer, Dave Wood, for a chat and inside view into the mind of our leader in Product Development.

Jarrad Lawford
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How your business can reduce credit card processing fees

No business owner or employee enjoys telling customers their preferred payment method is not accepted in store. Or even worse, that a surcharge will be added.

Jarrad Lawford
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The costs behind late payments for small Aussie businesses

It’s estimated that 82% of retailers close down due to poor cash flow.

Jarrad Lawford
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Should your business embrace contactless payments?

How many times did you or your customers pay for a product with cash in the last six months?

Jarrad Lawford
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Platform Launch: SpendaCollect

We’re excited to announce the launch of SpendaCollect. This payment platform enables customers to view and pay one or many outstanding invoices in a single payment transaction so businesses get paid on time and improve their cash flow.

Jarrad Lawford
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Pen > Sword. Digitisation > Pen. The Modern Way Of Running A Business.

When it comes to being a business owner, you’re either old school and run it with pen, paper and logbooks, or you have switched to digital technologies where your business data is automated and looking back at you from behind a screen.

Jarrad Lawford
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Spenda & WooCommerce. Your duo for online sales.

For retailers and suppliers looking to expand their reach, e-Commerce is a logical fit. Joining the forces of Spenda and WooCommerce is a sure way to boost your exposure.

Jarrad Lawford
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How e-Invoicing is set to take off in Australia

We’ve already invented 3D printing, spray-on skin and self-driving cars, so you would expect we can seamlessly send and pay off invoices without errors in an instant, right?

Jarrad Lawford
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Understanding Merchant Fees

Merchant Fees. They’re as annoying as they are confusing. Many business owners don’t know enough about how they work or what they are paying for, let alone the breakdown of costs behind each transaction.

Jarrad Lawford
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Five simple tips to boost customer loyalty

Developing a loyal customer base of repeat shoppers gives your business resilience to weather economic cycles and periods of uncertainty.

Jarrad Lawford
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Spenda + Capital Transport = Delivery Dream

Every business struggles with the same thing. Satisfying customers. Giving them what they want, when they want it, and giving it to them in the way they want to be engaged.

Jarrad Lawford
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Tips On Reopening After COVID-19

Thankfully here in Australia, we’re handling the COVID-19 pandemic incredibly well and there is now a visible sign of the light at the end of the restriction tunnel, with a planned restoration of all businesses opening by July.

Jarrad Lawford
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Bus trips and ambition

While Spenda now has more than 40 employees fine-tuning multiple software tools across two office locations in Perth and Sydney, the business started in a lounge room in Greenwood and was fuelled by a supportive single mother.

Jarrad Lawford
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SpendaPOS & Xero Combining Forces

Ben & Jerry’s. Fish & Chips. Tom Hanks and Wilson. Some things were just created to become a great working duo, Spenda and Xero have joined the party.

Jarrad Lawford
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The benefits of pets in your workplace

Eat. Play. Love.
There’s no doubt pets have been a group of unsung heroes while we’ve been working from home to help flatten the Covid-19 curve.

Jarrad Lawford
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7 tips to save your business money

There are two ways to build a profitable business, increase sales or decrease costs.

Jarrad Lawford
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Our Latest Update Bringing You Faster Payments

SpendaPOS and SpendaPay are now fully integrated with the Ingenico Move 5000 EFTPOS device to deliver an incredibly fast and secure checkout experience.

Jarrad Lawford
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Meet SpendaPay

COVID-19 may have thrown Australian businesses a curveball, but everywhere you look people are adapting, and finding ways to keep their business moving forward.

Jarrad Lawford
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Improving your health and wellbeing during Covid-19

Working in a retail or supplier business can be stressful even at the best of times, let alone with an unstable economy and global pandemic upon us.

Jarrad Lawford
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Features Update – April 2020

We’re excited to announce all the following features have been updated within our Spenda App!

Jarrad Lawford
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Business might be down, but community spirit is soaring

We may be socially isolating ourselves from one another, but the community spirit is alive and well.

Jarrad Lawford
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Tips to keep your business moving through Covid-19

Yes, Covid-19 has made our world uneasy and full of unprecedented challenges, especially for Australian businesses who are wondering what the future holds.

Jarrad Lawford
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Working From Home

Need some tips on how to work from home during Covid-19? We’ve got your covered!

Jarrad Lawford
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Does your B2B Software Stack Up?

Over the last few years, Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) efficiency, revenue and customer engagement has differed enormously.

Jarrad Lawford
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Spenda boost expertise at 2020 React Conference

Our Spenda rep’s Alex, Domi and JB spent two full days meeting with software pioneers at the React Conference in Sydney and have walked away with mountains of innovative knowledge.

Jarrad Lawford
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Spenda is rocking it at Inside Retail Live!

Our Spenda representatives Sandy Jones and Dominic Gattellari are over in Melbourne right now for the Inside Retail Live event!

Jarrad Lawford
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Is It Time To Upgrade Your POS?

The introduction of Point Of Sale (POS) systems revolutionised how people conducted business.
As technology evolved, cash payments and registers rapidly diminished as shoppers were gifted more payment options than ever before.

Jarrad Lawford
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Why Is My Retailing Competitor Ahead Of Me?

The business that soars in 2020 will ditch omni-channel retail and embrace the single platform of unified commerce.

Jarrad Lawford
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Valentines Day Tips For Businesses

For all retail, supplier or wholesale businesses, there are plenty of ways you can take advantage of the days prior to and including V-Day.

Jarrad Lawford