Business Maxims Q. We recently set up an office - can we claim painting and other costs?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.