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.
US-based Australian entrepreneurs have offered a mixed response to the re-election of US President Barack Obama, who eclipsed Republican rival Mitt Romney yesterday in a bitterly fought contest.
If you think an employee head-butting a colleague or farting on a co-worker’s face are grounds for an automatic dismissal, FWA says think again.
A case recently before Fair Work Australia has raised some critical questions about industrial relations in this country.
Are cashflow concerns or marketing issues keeping you up at night? New research reveals you aren't alone. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Barack Obama has won another four years as president of the United States, with Republican candidate Mitt Romney conceding defeat.
The Federal Government is encouraging the public to “name and shame” the vendors of dodgy apps as part of an inquiry by the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council.
The Federal Government’s review into GST has recommended broadening the tax base to boost federal tax revenues, but Treasurer Wayne Swan says such a move would hurt battlers.
The Council of Small Business of Australia is in turmoil after its annual general meeting last week, with Ken Phillips resigning as chair after the council's accounts were unable to be signed off.
Retailers are not willing to give up the fight on import GST, but some executives think it is a distraction from the real issues.
Complaints to the Fair Work Ombudsman are soaring, with the Ombudsman's annual report revealing there were 26,366 complaints in the past year, up from 21,890 during the previous year.
A small but growing number of local councils now offer grants to early stage ventures. Here are some key tips to help your business secure local government funding. BY ALEXANDRA CAIN.
No changes will be made to the R&D Tax Incentive after the Business Tax Working Group failed to find a “revenue neutral” way to fund a company tax cut, which has been pushed for by lobby groups.
The DealsDirect Group has shut down DealMe, the group's daily deal site which has been running since 2011.
Australia is the second easiest place in the world to start a business, according to a new report by the World Bank, but drops back to 10th place when it comes to the ease of doing business.
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.
Have you ever toyed with the idea of running as a political candidate? As an entrepreneur, you could have more skills to contribute than you imagine.
A Melbourne-based skincare retailer has been hit with $100,000 in fines for engaging in resale price maintenance, prompting the competition watchdog to issue a stern warning to suppliers.
A WA childcare business has been fined almost $20,000 in fines for pressuring a pregnant employee into resigning.
The Federal Government has frozen funding for small business support services while telling people the process was ongoing.