Business Maxims Q. We recently set up an office - can we claim painting and other costs?
Max Newnham Many small business owners stumble in buying and financing the right sort of work vehicle.
Eric Johnston and Peter Martin Borrowers face further pain, with Commonwealth and NAB expected to review mortgage, business rates.
Clancy Yeates More than on third of small companies in survey cite strong Australian dollar as a concern.
Business Maxims There are many anomalies in the income tax act, some of them relate to motor vehicles.
Christopher Niesche For a small business, a couple of bad or late payers can be devastating, putting the business under financial stress or potentially dragging it under.
Chris Zappone Confidence among smaller businesses has tumbled to levels not seen since the global financial crisis, with worries about fuel costs, cash flow and interest rates weighing on sentiment.
Christopher Niesche A loss of trade after an unexpected calamity can be devastating.
Christopher Niesche Using a broker is a good policy if your insurance needs are complex.
Mark Bouris The truth is that you can't influence a rate cut, but you can look for a better deal.
Tony Featherstone Consider this: a young entrepreneur starts an online furniture retailer with $10,000. Another starts an online pharmacy with $20,000, and a construction franchise gets going with $25,000.
Max Newnham Many small businesses operate from the owner’s home. This could mean the factory is a shed in the backyard and the office a corner of the kitchen or dining room table.
Christopher Niesche The increased cost of construction brought on by the carbon tax and the soft economic conditions mean many more small businesses are taking the risk of being underinsured, an insurance consultant...
Max Newnham This year's federal budget has again shown that the small business sector is largely ignored by politicians and bureaucrats in Canberra.
Max Newnham Over the years there have been many attempts by taxpayers to try and have employment income treated as business income so it can be split with spouses and children.
Christopher Niesche Increasing prices can be tricky at any time, but in the current soft economy small businesses risk losing customers if they mishandle the price rise.
Max Newnham If you're continuing to work full-time while starting a new business, beware of the tax implications.
Adam Cooper The ACCC is warning small businesses to justify prices if they use the carbon tax to rort customers.
Workers' compensation insurance: if you aren't safe, you'll be sorry, writes Alexandra Cain.
Clancy Yeates Small-business customers have received the least benefit from the latest cycle of interest-rate cuts, new figures show, despite moves by the major banks to target the SME market.