Accounting

BUSINESS MAXIMS

The ABCs of GST

Max Newnham When you own a business there are countless rules and regulations that must be met.

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.

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How to find a good accountant

Peter Docherty An interview with Peter Docherty, general manager of public practice at CPA Australia.

Do your homework before buying a franchise

Steve Wright. Business. 4 March 2012.

Steve Wright What to consider before parting with your hard-earned.

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Hey Max, what about my tax?

ABN number.

Max Newnham Q. I know I need to obtain an ABN from any supplier but do I need to get one for the people I do work for?

Mark Bouris

Profitability always a cash-22 situation

Mark Bouris

Mark Bouris Make sure you know your customers and be clear on what they look for from you.

Hey Max, what about my tax?

Business Maxims There are many anomalies in the income tax act, some of them relate to motor vehicles.

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Avoiding the please-explain on GST

Tax.

Business Maxims Max Newnham answers your tax questions.

Mark Bouris

Small and non-bank lenders worth a look

Mark Bouris

Mark Bouris The truth is that you can't influence a rate cut, but you can look for a better deal.

Insolvencies at a record high for small businesses

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Tony Kaye Insolvencies across Australia's small business sector are soaring, with the number of companies placed into administration at the highest since 1999.

Mark Bouris

Marketing a matter of timing and target

Mark Bouris.

Mark Bouris Mark Bouris answers letters to guide you through a marketing minefield.

SMEs in the demographic age

ageing

Christopher Niesche Small businesses cannot afford to ignore the challenges and opportunities that come with Australia's ageing population.

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.

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Tax tactics: maximise your return

Tax time.

Max Newnham Tax return time is approaching, so make sure you don't land yourself with a large bill.