Business Maxims Operating a business through a company can be a great idea when starting out. But the tax benefit can be outweighed when profits have built up.
Max Newnham Many small business owners stumble in buying and financing the right sort of work vehicle.
Annette Sampson Another financial year done and dusted. Well, almost. With a little more than four weeks to go until June 30, it is high time to get in some last-minute tax planning.
Clay Lucas The national minimum wage for Australia's 1.4 million lowest paid workers should be raised by $17.10 a week, Fair Work Australia has said.
A leading business group has urged the big banks to pass on a cut in the official interest rate to their borrowers in full.
Steering your fleet towards the right policy can be tricky, but here's some advice to smooth the way, writes Marcella Bidinost.
Workers' compensation insurance: if you aren't safe, you'll be sorry, writes Alexandra Cain.
Tony Featherstone Picture this: a family-owned retailer has a $40-million bank loan. The founder has had a good relationship with his banker for years, watched footy with him, and met the bank’s CEO at functions.
Max Newnham Tax return time is approaching, so make sure you don't land yourself with a large bill.
Christopher Niesche With the end of financial year fast approaching, it’s time for small businesses to start getting their tax in order and gearing up to take advantage of some law changes coming into force in the new...
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.
Max Newnham There is a very good reason why every small business owner should operate their business as if they are going to sell it.
Christopher Niesche Different sectors need different coverage so it's vital to correctly identify your requirements.
Max Newnham Don't know whether a payment is tax deductible or not? The golden rule is that it must be linked with the earning of income.
Eric Johnston and Peter Martin Borrowers face further pain, with Commonwealth and NAB expected to review mortgage, business rates.
Max Newnham When you own a business there are countless rules and regulations that must be met.
Christopher Niesche Many small businesses are going cheap right now, but potential buyers shouldn't be seduced by low prices and the chance to be their own boss.
With the new financial year fast approaching, the federal government is reminding low-paid workers they will get a pay rise from July 1.
Max Newnham The new financial year is a good chance to review your business, including the work of your accountant.
David Wilson The carbon tax could reportedly drive power bills up by 20 per cent. Here's 10 tips to help slash energy costs in your small business.