Administration

Insolvencies at a record high for small businesses

Tony Kaye Insolvencies across Australia's small business sector are soaring, with the number of companies placed into administration at the highest since 1999.

How to deal with a cash crunch

cash

Christopher Niesche When businesses go under, it’s usually not because they’re not making a profit, but because they don’t have enough cash to pay their bills.

Big rise in business failure rate

Immigration cuts have contributed to the decline in retail sales.

Clancy Yeates The number of corporate insolvencies has surged to its highest level in more than a decade.

Business alert: no dividends in skipping super

The Tax Office is responding aggressively to complaints that small businesses are not paying super on time.

Ruth Williams Small businesses struggling with tight cash flows have been warned not to fall behind on employee super payments

Business Maxims

Not meeting super obligations can be an expensive mistake

Max Newnham

Max Newnham Businesses who fail to pay their employees' superannuation properly face a raft of penalties and risk attracting the notice of the Fair Work Ombudsman.