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.
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.
Max Newnham Tax return time is approaching, so make sure you don't land yourself with a large bill.
Christopher Niesche With the end of financial year fast approaching, it’s time for small businesses to start getting their tax in order and gearing up to take advantage of some law changes coming into force in the new...
Max Newnham There is a very good reason why every small business owner should operate their business as if they are going to sell it.
Max Newnham We're opening a cafe in a few weeks' time. How can we maximise our tax claims?
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.