Premium

One premium does not suit all companies

Christopher Niesche Different sectors need different coverage so it's vital to correctly identify your requirements.

We owe ourselves salaries

Max

Business Maxims Q. Can we claim our salaries - which we don't have the money for - as a tax deduction?

Accountants still a trusted source of advice, say SMEs

Finance

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.

Don't get caught without cover

Business dink.

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.

MONEY

Cash splash: 12 ways to beat the taxman

Tax.

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.

Special Report

How to negotiate a wheel deal

Yan Flageul, director of Drivers on Scoot

Steering your fleet towards the right policy can be tricky, but here's some advice to smooth the way, writes Marcella Bidinost.

Special Report

A case of accidental debt

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Workers' compensation insurance: if you aren't safe, you'll be sorry, writes Alexandra Cain.

Business Maxims

Why neglecting insurance can be disastrous

Max Newnham

Max Newnham Too often many business owners neglect their insurance requirements of not only the business, but also the business owner.

Retail

American retailers are coming, but there's no cause for alarm

Illustration: Michael Mucci.

Michael Baker Big US retailers such as Gap are said to be eyeing off the Australian market, but small operators here shouldn't panic, writes Michael Baker.