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.
WORKING FROM HOME
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.
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.
Max Newnham Often the first financial commitments that cash-strapped businesses ignore are payments due to the tax office.
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.
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.
Ruth Williams Small businesses struggling with tight cash flows have been warned not to fall behind on employee super payments
Max Newnham Q. I'm a physio doing home visits and need better equipment. Could I claim these under CGT rollover relief?
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 Succession is a vital, often overlooked, part of self-employment.
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.
Christopher Niesche Small businesses cannot afford to ignore the challenges and opportunities that come with Australia's ageing population.
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.
Steering your fleet towards the right policy can be tricky, but here's some advice to smooth the way, writes Marcella Bidinost.