Small businesses in Australia are continually finding themselves in a questionable position with the current financial standings for Australia. Their optimism and outlook for the current year are looking bleak due to interest rates creeping up and a strong exchange rate. Additionally, the floods and cyclones have created a point of no return for many businesses around Australia.

Small Businesses Struggling

In a recent report among some small and medium enterprises, researchers found that optimism had dropped 41% to just 38% from the previous year. This decline in confidence has caused many small businesses to act cautiously and begin reevaluating the year ahead.

As there has been an increase in the exchange rate for the Australian Dollar, a majority of the exporters are finding large losses in their financial statements, due to international importers finding their goods elsewhere or reducing the quantity they require from Australia to get more bang for their buck. With the forecast on the American Dollar staying low – there seems to be no hope in sight for Australian exporters. In response to these findings, Australian businesses are exploring new markets to enter or new products to provide to the Australian market.

A great option to consider for recovering from the economic and environmental issues is a short term business loan. At Australian Lending Centre, we provide short term business loans which can provide the necessary funding to get small businesses through this rough period. Typically, our loan terms cover a period of as little as a couple of weeks, up to a year and we also have options available where you’re not required to make any repayments until the end of the loan term.

Short term business loans are ideal for:

  • Improving cash flow (working capital)
  • Purchasing business supplies, vehicles or office equipment
  • Paying wages
  • Paying off business debts
  • Starting up a new business or expanding an existing area of your current business
  • Paying your tax debts – e.g. business GST, staff PAYG obligations or superannuation payments
  • Taking business trips

A short term business loan can provide many benefits apart from the repayment flexibility such as a quick approval and funding turn around. If your business is finding itself in a tight spot, contact Australian Lending Centre and speak with a business loan consultant today on 1300 138 188. Alternatively, fill out the enquiry form to the right and a short term business loan consultant will contact you shortly.