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.
Chris Zappone The number of bills being paid "severely" late by Australian businesses have hit a one-year high, rising by almost 30 per cent in the December quarter.
Danny John Key parts of Australia's services sector are being hit by the slowdown in consumer spending.
Clancy Yeates The number of corporate insolvencies has surged to its highest level in more than a decade.
Tony Kaye Having a better relationship with your bank could save you if push comes to shove. Here's how to do it.
Larissa Ham A peak retail body has urged banks to pass on yesterday's interest rate cut to small and medium-sized enterprises.
Clancy Yeates and Eli Greenblat Business leaders in the slow lane have applauded the Reserve Bank's interest rate cut.
Business Maxims Q. I am a UK citizen, and am doing a spot of freelance writing. Should I be taxing myself through my ABN number?
Clancy Yeates New lending to business has jumped to levels not seen since the global financial crisis.
Max Newnham Often the first financial commitments that cash-strapped businesses ignore are payments due to the tax office.
Business Maxims Q. Can we claim our salaries - which we don't have the money for - as a tax deduction?
Alison Bell Small businesses are facing a debt repayment strike that could send many of them broke.
Despite all the gripes from business about the strength of the Australian dollar hitting profits, few seem prepared to do anything to protect their bottom line.
David Wilson Launching a start-up is easier than ever. But, because entry barriers verge on non-existent and everyone wants to be the next Facebook, Twitter or Dropbox, competition is fierce.
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.
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.
Peter Martin Latest NAB business survey shows two-thirds of businesses reported no need for finance in January.
Henrietta Cook Small businesses welcomed a review of the Australian Taxation Office's cash-economy benchmarks.
Queensland's state budget should be used not only to rebuild the state but its businesses too, an industry group says.