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.
Tony Featherstone By using a blunt axe, some companies make redundancy programs a whole lot worse.
Alexandra Cain Forget traditional venture capital - a new approach to helping start-ups with potential is emerging.
Courtney Trenwith The mining boom is being blamed for much of the dramatic rise in the number of failed WA businesses forced into external administration.
Tony Featherstone We need young people who can ‘create’ rather than ‘apply’ for their jobs.
Ben Butler The Personal Property Securities Register opens for business on Monday, replacing 40 registers and 70 laws around Australia.
The books of up to 350 real estate agents will be scrutinised by the New South Wales Fair Work Ombudsman over fears some staff are not being paid correctly.
Michael Pascoe Small businesses treated as second-class citizens, but they keep the country functioning.
Henrietta Cook Menswear chain to shed staff and close a third of its stores immediately.
Belinda Williams Frugal bosses cop a lot of flak at Christmas time. But are employees expecting too much?
Business Maxims Don't neglect one of the most vital pieces of insurance for a small business owner.
Henrietta Cook Almost one in two companies that spiralled into administration last financial year were suspected of insolvent trading, report says.
Clancy Yeates The number of corporate insolvencies has surged to its highest level in more than a decade.
Businesses could save up to $20,000 under Queensland government reforms to cut so-called 'greentape'.
Larissa Ham The Reserve Bank's decision to leave the cash rate unchanged has created the "perfect storm" for job losses in the limping retail sector, says industry body.
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The Australian Greens are planning to introduce legislation that would give workers the right to more flexible hours.
Julian Lee Google's dominance of the internet is facing a fresh challenge from an internet minnow.
Anneli Knight New South Wales' first small business commissioner, Yasmin King, says smaller operators in the state have struggled to have their voices heard and are suffering under excessive regulation.