Business Maxims Q. We recently set up an office - can we claim painting and other costs?
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.
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.
Christopher Niesche Six low-cost tips from marketing experts on how to raise your business’ profile.
Max Newnham We're opening a cafe in a few weeks' time. How can we maximise our tax claims?
Max Newnham Many small business owners stumble in buying and financing the right sort of work vehicle.
WORKING FROM HOME
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?