Running a business from home
A small business group wants fewer regulations but more support for home-based businesses, which are being touted as “the way to Asia”, ahead of the HomeBiz Connect program.
When it comes to the national agenda, home-based businesses are all too often invisible. However, four simple reforms could make a world of difference to boosting an essential part of our economy. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Leading ‘mumpreneur’ Cas McCullough has highlighted the struggles of home-based micro businesses ahead of International Work At Home Person Week, calling for more support from government and industry.
Are you weighing up whether to launch your business from the spare bedroom? Here are 10 common misconceptions you need to be aware of. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
The Opposition has accused the Federal Government of breaking “yet another promise” by failing to remedy the issue of home-based business owners’ personal addresses appearing on the National Business Names Register.
Operating as a soloist can mean working long and irregular hours. However, these handy tech tools will give you a head start in making the most of your time. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
A quiet weekend? That's lazy talk! Instead, it's time to give your business a community-spirited boost.
A 13-year-old schoolgirl is the brains behind an iPad-inspired product dubbed the padpod, which recently launched in the Australian market with the help of a local manufacturer.
A growing number of entrepreneurs launch start-ups while still in full-time work. However, if you’re thinking about building a business part-time, there are risks you must be aware of. BY ALEXANDRA CAIN.
Should you go solo in your business, or find a business partner? If you aren’t sure, here are the pros and cons of being a sole trader. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Being a sole trader can be an isolating experience. So it’s important to know the groups you can join and steps you can take to break the isolation. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Is there such a thing as too young to become a successful soloist? If there is, someone forgot to tell these young entrepreneurs they “weren’t ready” to make it in business. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
A tax expert has issued a warning to “on call” home-based IT professionals, after the Australian Taxation Office confirmed it will place greater scrutiny on claims made by IT workers.
The red tape that comes with running a home-based business can be daunting. To save you some stress, here’s a snapshot of the three key areas of regulation you need to be familiar with. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
If you run a business from home or work alone, it can be difficult to avoid distraction. Here are the seven keys to making sure you stay motivated. BY NINA HENDY.
With the freedoms of working from home come responsibilities. Among them is making sure you keep on track with your work. BY CAS McCULLOUGH.
More than 40% of Australian female entrepreneurs started their business with less than $5,000, a new survey reveals, but 51% now need capital to grow their business.
Seven in 10 women consider launching a home business after giving birth, but balancing work and family is a struggle. Here are five ways successful mumpreneurs make it happen. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Melbourne-based mumpreneur Tracey Cotroneo has launched an online directory of independent stores owned and operated by mothers in business, in the latest addition to the support available to mumpreneurs.
More than 15% of women with school-aged children are “under-utilised”, new statistics show, which could prompt a spike in the number of skilled, frustrated mothers becoming mumpreneurs.