Christopher Niesche Succession is a vital, often overlooked, part of self-employment.
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.
Christopher Niesche A loss of trade after an unexpected calamity can be devastating.
Business Maxims Max Newnham answers your tax questions.
Mark Bouris The truth is that you can't influence a rate cut, but you can look for a better deal.
Tony Kaye Insolvencies across Australia's small business sector are soaring, with the number of companies placed into administration at the highest since 1999.
Jim Vrondas Jim Vrondas explains how to find a long-term plan that cushions a business.
Tony Featherstone Consider this: a young entrepreneur starts an online furniture retailer with $10,000. Another starts an online pharmacy with $20,000, and a construction franchise gets going with $25,000.
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 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...
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.
Paul Drum How to handle GST in a small business with Paul Drum, of CPA Australia.
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 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.
Max Newnham Over the years there have been many attempts by taxpayers to try and have employment income treated as business income so it can be split with spouses and children.
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.
Max Newnham If you're continuing to work full-time while starting a new business, beware of the tax implications.
Adam Cooper The ACCC is warning small businesses to justify prices if they use the carbon tax to rort customers.