Opinion

‘Gourmet Farmer’ and small business owner Matthew Evans on resilience and hope in the time of coronavirus

- March 23, 2020 5 MIN READ

Matthew Evans runs his family small business, Fat Pig Farm, near the Huon River in Southern Tasmania with his partner, Sadie Chrestman.  The farm has a market garden, pigs and dairy cows. They’ve been building the business for nine years, and in 2016 launched a cookery school, produce store and restaurant serving their home-grown produce.… Read more »

News & Analysis

Australian banks are giving small business an $8 billion, six-month reprieve on loan repayments

- March 20, 2020 2 MIN READ

Banks will offer small businesses a six-month deferral on their business loan repayments as part of the finance sectors response to Covid-19. Australian Banking Association CEO Anna Bligh said the move will “deliver up to $8 billion back into the pockets of small businesses” across more than $100 billion worth of business loans Bligh said all… Read more »

News & Analysis

BREAKING BACKBONE: Small business insolvencies jump

- November 7, 2019 2 MIN READ

Small business insolvencies have risen 20% over the last quarter, an increase of 8% year-on-year in an ominous sign for the Australian economy, with CreditorWatch CEO Patrick Coghlan saying the latest data is “the canary in the coal mine”. Coghlan suggests the rise in businesses being declared insolvent doesn’t bode well for the economy. Coghlan’s… Read more »

Prospa
Brains Trust

How Prospa approaches company culture

- September 26, 2018 4 MIN READ

What makes Prospa’s culture unique is that we’re driven by challenging the way the finance system works: over 200 passionate people come together daily to find better ways of keeping small businesses moving.