Five top tips to prepare for tax time

5:01PM | Thursday, 9 May 2013 | Greg Hayes

The end of the financial year is near. If you don’t want to risk leaving your tax obligations to the last minute, here are five areas you need to start looking into.

The relationship rules of business partnerships

4:14PM | Thursday, 11 April 2013 | Greg Hayes

Shareholder disagreements can cause a business to enter a legal deadlock, where it’s unable to even roll over a bank loan. However, with a little legal planning, you can prevent this from happening to you.

Time to write off your asset-based tax

3:02PM | Wednesday, 13 March 2013 | Greg Hayes

Recent changes to the tax law mean you could be entitled to accelerated depreciation of your business assets. Here’s how you can take advantage of this change to reduce your tax bill. BY GREG HAYES.

Getting ready to sell your business

2:07PM | Thursday, 28 February 2013 | Greg Hayes

Are you contemplating selling or merging your business? If so, there are a few key details you should consider first. BY GREG HAYES.

Don’t ignore tax obligations if you are a company director

2:21PM | Thursday, 14 February 2013 | Greg Hayes

Did you know that company directors can become personally liable for their company’s tax obligations? If you run a business, here are the key details you must be aware of. BY GREG HAYES.

Seven key challenges set to hit SMEs in 2013

1:42PM | Wednesday, 30 January 2013 | Greg Hayes

It is easier to overcome business challenges if you prepare for them ahead of time. Here are seven challenges you should start planning for in 2013. BY GREG HAYES.

How divorce can cause a messy split in your business

12:06AM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 | Greg Hayes

Despite the best intentions, many marriages don’t last “until death do us part”. However, the end of your marriage need not mean the end of your business. BY GREG HAYES.

When the taxman comes knocking

11:49PM | Friday, 23 November 2012 | Greg Hayes

For many businesspeople, nothing is scarier than a visit from the taxman. However, knowing what to expect and how to best manage an audit will make it less of a worry. BY GREG HAYES.

Five Christmas slip-ups your business must avoid

11:45PM | Tuesday, 13 November 2012 | Greg Hayes

While Christmas can be a season of sales joy, it can also disrupt your regular trading and cashflow patterns. Here are five common festive season slip-ups you need to prepare for. BY GREG HAYES.

What would happen if you didn’t turn up to work?

10:15PM | Wednesday, 24 October 2012 | Greg Hayes

What would happen to your start-up if you were unable to work for a couple of months? By following these five simple steps, you can make sure your business will continue without you. BY GREG HAYES.

Five ways to keep your bank manager onside

10:44PM | Wednesday, 10 October 2012 | Greg Hayes

For many start-ups, cashflow is a perennial challenge. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can keep your finances strong and your bank manager happy. BY GREG HAYES.

Seven ways to keep your late-paying customers in check

9:18PM | Wednesday, 12 September 2012 | Greg Hayes

They are the bane of every entrepreneur’s existence: The customers who don’t pay their bills, or are months overdue. Thankfully, there are effective ways to deal with them. BY GREG HAYES.

Need 2 know: Why older doesn’t mean safer for start-ups

8:53PM | Thursday, 30 August 2012 | Greg Hayes

You’ve survived the first couple of years, but the hard work doesn’t stop if you want to be a successful start-up. BY GREG HAYES.

What’s your business worth?

8:10PM | Wednesday, 1 August 2012 | Greg Hayes

Keeping in mind the potential value of your business will help you stay on track to building a business that can be sold for a good price. BY GREG HAYES.

How creative can you be with your taxable profits?

7:45PM | Wednesday, 18 July 2012 | Greg Hayes

Whether you’re a sole trader, start-up or partnership, there is always a temptation to be a little creative when it comes to your profits. So how creative can you be without running afoul of the taxman? BY GREG HAYES.

Keeping out of the tax spotlight

7:00PM | Wednesday, 4 July 2012 | Greg Hayes

The end of the financial year does not mean that your business is out of the tax office danger zone. Becoming complacent about your tax obligations now could have dire consequences. BY GREG HAYES.

Tax time countdown: Seven keys to a better tax outcome

6:20PM | Wednesday, 6 June 2012 | Greg Hayes

With the countdown to June 30 now well and truly on, it’s time to get serious about your tax planning. Here are seven more essential tax tips to help your business out. BY GREG HAYES.

Seven essential tax time housekeeping tips

5:30PM | Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | Greg Hayes

It’s just six weeks until the end of the financial year. Unless you want the taxman to clean your business out, you must start dealing with these seven areas right now. BY GREG HAYES.

Watch out for the post-budget Sheriff of Nottingham

5:49AM | Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | Greg Hayes

Some have described this as a Robin Hood budget. Unfortunately, for small business, it may have more in common with the Sheriff of Nottingham. BY GREG HAYES.

Know the right time to exit

4:51PM | Wednesday, 11 April 2012 | Greg Hayes

Knowing the right time to exit your business is a more important decision than deciding to go into business in the first place. Here’s why. BY GREG HAYES.