Max Newnham Too often many business owners neglect their insurance requirements of not only the business, but also the business owner.
Max Newnham Many small business owners stumble in buying and financing the right sort of work vehicle.
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.
Business Maxims Q. We recently set up an office - can we claim painting and other costs?
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 When you own a business there are countless rules and regulations that must be met.
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.
Mark Bouris Make sure you know your customers and be clear on what they look for from you.
Business Maxims There are many ways to own and operate a business. Some of them are simple, such as a sole trader or partnership, where the owner earns income as a share of profits.
Christopher Niesche Most small businesses insure their property and stock against damage like fire and theft, but few take out business interruption insurance against the loss of cash flow caused by a prolonged shutdown.
Christopher Niesche A loss of trade after an unexpected calamity can be devastating.
Christopher Niesche Using a broker is a good policy if your insurance needs are complex.
Mark Bouris The truth is that you can't influence a rate cut, but you can look for a better deal.
Mark Bouris Mark Bouris answers letters to guide you through a marketing minefield.
In the heat of the moment after losing a contract, an employee tweets a derogatory comment about a competitor, putting his firm at risk of legal action.
Christopher Niesche OWNERS of home-based businesses should not assume that their home and contents insurance will provide adequate coverage for their business and their business activities, insurers are warning.
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...
Annette Sampson Another financial year done and dusted. Well, almost. With a little more than four weeks to go until June 30, it is high time to get in some last-minute tax planning.