Small business lessons direct from south-east Asia

11:28PM | Wednesday, 21 November 2012 | Ken Phillips

It might look a little chaotic, but the beating heart of small business in Laos provides many lessons for SMEs and government policymakers.

Social media danger looms for soloists

8:49PM | Wednesday, 29 August 2012 | Ken Phillips

Decisions by two Australian regulators mean that social media comments will now be treated like ads on TV and radio. Here’s a look at how the changes will impact sole traders.

Why flexible working matters for soloists, too

8:11PM | Wednesday, 15 August 2012 | Ken Phillips

In an age where a growing number of employers are calling out for “more flexibility”, sole traders have a secret competitive advantage. BY KEN PHILLIPS.

How the Personal Services Income tax can floor the self-employed

7:09PM | Wednesday, 11 July 2012 | Ken Phillips

Are you familiar with your Personal Services Income tax obligations? If you’re a sole trader, knowledge of the rules is absolutely essential. BY KEN PHILLIPS.

NSW lends muscle to soloists

6:54PM | Wednesday, 27 June 2012 | Ken Phillips

This week the New South Wales Government released a consultation paper on the proposed powers for its small business commissioner. This is what it means for sole traders. BY KEN PHILLIPS.