Randall Deer knows all too well what it’s like to launch a business during a severe downturn. His second business, My Holiday Centre, was launched at the height of the GFC.
Australian-founded surfwear brand Hot Tuna is up for sale due to slow growth and a stagnant market, according to reports.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched a guide for businesses on carbon price practices, urging them to ensure their claims are accurate and can be substantiated.
Australian businesses are taking almost a month longer than average to pay their bills, according to Dun & Bradstreet, with national payment terms reaching 53 days in the September quarter.
The Federal Government has compiled a mini budget in a bid to return the budget to surplus next year, but the controversial measure is unlikely to impact small business.
Small businesses need to be aware of the hidden costs associated with equipping employees with mobile devices, analysts warn, as employers attempt to make their staff more productive.
Australian consumers might be avoiding the shops, but they’re still prepared to indulge in food and entertainment, according to the latest MasterCard survey on consumer purchasing priorities.
The number of corporate insolvencies has surged to its highest level in more than a decade, after almost 3,000 companies entered administration in the September quarter.
The National Broadband Network Company will allow wholesale internet service providers to cater for small firms and home operators, enabling businesses to tailor their broadband services.
Harvey Norman has appointed an administrator to three of its failing stores, amid complaints by landlords about unpaid rents on two abandoned Rick Hart stores in Western Australia.
It’s been revealed Groupon raised $US700 million after increasing the size of its initial public offering, with experts predicting the local market to witness similar activity as the sector starts to mature.
Two-thirds of eBay’s top 3,000 sellers say they’re confident this Christmas will be their busiest yet, according new research, amid an upward trend in retail sales.
Group-buying giant Groupon could price its initial public offering above the current range of $16-$18 a share, according to investors, with demand for the IPO stronger than expected.
Retailers have welcomed the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut interest rates ahead of Christmas, but the banks remain uncertain about the likelihood of another rate cut.
As I keep saying, intelligence is everything in this market. So ring a few key customers and have a chat about how they are placed for the coming year.
Qantas’ grounding of all its flights is set to have a “potentially catastrophic” impact on Australia’s tourism sector, industry bosses have warned, amid renewed calls for the federal government to intervene.
An independent Eftpos provider has attempted to convince small businesses to consider alternatives to ePAL in light of new interchange fees, as research shows Eftpos transaction volume continues to grow.
Today I want you to grab a few senior staff – most importantly the finance guys – and run through the cashflow outlook for the Christmas/New Year period.
An interest rate cut on Melbourne Cup Day looks increasingly likely, with new figures showing consumer inflation rose just 0.6% in the third quarter, down from 0.8% in the second quarter.
Two thirds of business owners do not expect an economic recovery in the next 12 months, new research reveals, suggesting start-ups need to review their cash flow plans for the year ahead.