Accounting

How to start a multi-million dollar venture with $10,000

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.

FAMILY BUSINESS

Pluses and minuses to working with family

Gina Rinehart.

Transparency is important in avoiding feuds in a family-run business, says Family Business Australia chief Philippa Taylor.

$17 pay rise for country's lowest paid

Workers

Clay Lucas The national minimum wage for Australia's 1.4 million lowest paid workers should be raised by $17.10 a week, Fair Work Australia has said.

Warranty company on the brink, say ex-staff

Myer's profits have plunged.

Jane Lee and Max Mason A struggling company that provided extended warranties for Myer and Big W is under the regulators' spotlight, amid claims from former staff that it has failed to pay wages since the first week of...

'You're Fired!': Bouris sacks own staff

Mark Bouris.

Michael Evans The Mark Bouris-chaired technology company TZ has slashed its workforce as part of cost cuts to avoid a cash crunch.

Mining boom blamed for rise in business failures

Mining

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.

61 jobs go as Fletcher Jones tailors for buyer

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Henrietta Cook Menswear chain to shed staff and close a third of its stores immediately.

ASIC alert: running on empty

ASIC

Henrietta Cook Almost one in two companies that spiralled into administration last financial year were suspected of insolvent trading, report says.

Setting up for success

Janna Fikh.

Get the basics right when establishing a home office and your enterprise stands a better chance of being efficient and profitable, writes Dan Warne.

Hold on rates bad news for retail

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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Working hard for the... money?

Money.

James Adonis Four of Australia’s most respected workplace researchers answer the question: does money really matter?

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Enough already: information overload

Information overload.

James Adonis A new survey has revealed the latest affliction to hit white-collar workers: ‘information rage’.

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A strong will or 'give while you live'?

Inheritance.

Tony Featherstone How much is too much when it comes to leaving money for your children?

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How attending conferences can build your business

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Valerie Khoo Conferences are a great way to learn, connect and grow your business if you're prepared to make the most of them.

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Don't get caught without cover

Business dink.

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.

The end of capitalism?

James Adonis, Work in Progress

James Adonis Modern-day capitalism is in trouble, but is there an alternative?

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