Tony Featherstone Picture this: a family-owned retailer has a $40-million bank loan. The founder has had a good relationship with his banker for years, watched footy with him, and met the bank’s CEO at functions.
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.
Christopher Niesche The research and analysis involved in writing a business plan can be more important than the document itself.
Max Newnham We're opening a cafe in a few weeks' time. How can we maximise our tax claims?
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.
Danny John Key parts of Australia's services sector are being hit by the slowdown in consumer spending.
Tony Kaye Having a better relationship with your bank could save you if push comes to shove. Here's how to do it.
Business Maxims Q. Can we claim our salaries - which we don't have the money for - as a tax deduction?
Max Newnham Q. We have incurred a debt to the ATO of more than $100,000. The interest is making it nearly impossible to pay off.
Gareth Hutchens Outpouring of criticism and bank bashing replaced with total lack of reaction.
Business Maxims There are many anomalies in the income tax act, some of them relate to motor vehicles.
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.
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 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.
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.