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.
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.
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Business Maxims Q. I run a plumbing business from home. What can I claim?
Federal government to reduce what it gives to low and middle-income earners through super co-contribution from mid-2012.
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.
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.
Business Maxims Can I claim my $6000 car purchase as a company expense in my BAS?
Max Newnham Often the first financial commitments that cash-strapped businesses ignore are payments due to the tax office.
Business groups have called for the federal government's tax forum to be based on the Henry review recommendations rather than start from scratch.
Business Maxims Q. Can we claim our salaries - which we don't have the money for - as a tax deduction?
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.
Christopher Niesche Many small businesses are going cheap right now, but potential buyers shouldn't be seduced by low prices and the chance to be their own boss.
Max Newnham The new financial year is a good chance to review your business, including the work of your accountant.
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.