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.
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Business Maxims Q. I run a plumbing business from home. What can I claim?
Larissa Ham A peak retail body has urged banks to pass on yesterday's interest rate cut to small and medium-sized enterprises.
Business Maxims Can I claim my $6000 car purchase as a company expense in my BAS?
Business groups have called for the federal government's tax forum to be based on the Henry review recommendations rather than start from scratch.
Business Maxims Q. Can we claim our salaries - which we don't have the money for - as a tax deduction?
Eric Johnston and Peter Martin Borrowers face further pain, with Commonwealth and NAB expected to review mortgage, business rates.
Business Maxims The ability to offset business losses against other income depends on a taxpayer passing one of four tests. Where these tests cannot be passed the loss must be carried forward to later years.
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.