Chris Zappone Confidence among smaller businesses has tumbled to levels not seen since the global financial crisis, with worries about fuel costs, cash flow and interest rates weighing on sentiment.
Danny John Key parts of Australia's services sector are being hit by the slowdown in consumer spending.
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.
Max Newnham Often the first financial commitments that cash-strapped businesses ignore are payments due to the tax office.
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.
Alexandra Cain Most small business owners still rely on their accountant rather than their lawyer, bank, business coach or financial planner, according to a survey of Australasian small business owners.
Clancy Yeates More than on third of small companies in survey cite strong Australian dollar as a concern.
Max Newnham Q. I know I need to obtain an ABN from any supplier but do I need to get one for the people I do work for?
Rachel Wells James Anderson, who runs a small landscaping business, says the government's plan to reduce company tax by one percentage point would help offset the slowdown his business is already beginning to see.
Christopher Niesche SMALL BUSINESS owners who want to get the best price when they sell should start preparing for the sale years in advance, experts say.
Christopher Niesche Small-business owners who want to get the best price when they sell out should start preparing for the sale years in advance, experts say.
Christopher Niesche Succession is a vital, often overlooked, part of self-employment.
Mark Bouris The truth is that you can't influence a rate cut, but you can look for a better deal.
Chris Zappone RBA slashes rates by the most since the GFC in a bid to reignite growth in the sagging economy.
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 Mason Wayne Swan’s surprise decision to drop Labor’s previously promised one per cent cut in the company tax rate will still have benefits for small business, economists say.
Max Newnham This year's federal budget has again shown that the small business sector is largely ignored by politicians and bureaucrats in Canberra.
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.