The federal government has been forced into a hasty rewrite of its own budget papers after initially stating that it will “phase out” National ICT Australia, following a recent article in StartupSmart.
From Wayne Swan underestimating company tax receipts to Stephen Conroy overestimating bids at the recent TV spectrum auction, the federal government has come up short. Make sure your business doesn't do the same.
The difficulty of obtaining capital from banks and other lenders means many entrepreneurs resort to borrowing from friends and family. However there are some pros and con that need to be considered – here are five key tips to keep you out of trouble.
As a curious and determined entrepreneur, you are going to take your interest in the Budget a step further and actually go and read the Budget papers yourself.
ANZ has won plaudits for going beyond the Reserve Bank's rate cut to slash 27 basis points from its variable mortgage rate, but businesses will not enjoy the same cut and ANZ will pass on just a 25 basis point cut.
Are you financially prudent? If so, make sure you don't put up with any nonsense about it.
Businesses which entered into interest-free payment arrangements with the Australian Tax Office during the global financial crisis are at risk of being refused funds by lenders, an industry expert has warned.
The Reserve Bank has cut the official cash rate to 2.75% – the lowest since records began in 1959.
The number of companies operating in Australia at a loss has decreased, according to the latest figures from the Australian Taxation Office.
Australian businesses are set to slash their spending to a three-year low in the coming months, amid gloomy sentiment over tight cashflow and tricky trading conditions, according to a new report.
Small and medium-size businesses are most likely to fail because of an inability to manage costs or anticipate rising costs, according to a survey of more than 1000 Australian owners of SMEs.
Bankruptcies are at their lowest level in 17 years, new quarterly figures reveal, but experts fear it's become harder for businesses to chase debtors.
The Westpac Index of Consumer Sentiment dropped by 5.1% in April, despite rises over the past two months and some recent positive economic news.
Shadow communications spokesperson Malcolm Turnbull has unveiled his alternative broadband vision for Australia – here is everything you need to know.
Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about a new virtual currency called Bitcoin. Here are all the basics you need to know – as well as how it will impact you.
Fewer business executives are planning on making capital investments in the June quarter, amid a fall in business expectations.
The federal government has picked three venture capital funds to co-invest at least $200 million into high-growth Australian start-ups via its Innovation Investment Fund.
A Brisbane speciality grocery store is charging browsers $5 if they do not buy anything from the store, after people have been browsing in the store and then going elsewhere to buy their products.
ASIC has released a new version of the electronic payments code, with the old version failing to take into account the myriad of ways consumers now pay for products on different devices.
Freelancer.com founder Matt Barrie recently caused controversy by calling the Australian VC sector “dead”. Is there any truth to his alarming comment?