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Buying a business – is it for you?

11:20PM | Wednesday, 21 November 2012 |  Before you take the plunge into business ownership, do your due diligence on what’s right for you. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Working out your best assets

10:42PM | Monday, 31 October 2011 |  Starting up may mean launching your own venture. But it can also involve buying another business. However, be aware that the latter option isn’t hassle-free.

The price and value conundrum

10:41PM | Monday, 17 October 2011 |  In a perfect market, price and value are the same thing. But we don’t operate in a perfect market. BY GREG HAYES.

Franchisors target revenue growth of 12% for 2012: PwC report

8:20PM | Tuesday, 30 August 2011 |  PwC report reveals franchisors are specifically focused on recruiting more Gen Y franchisees and are moving into online retailing without cannabilising the sales of their existing networks.

Start-up numbers on the rise as Tasmania ranked top for SMEs

5:00AM | Thursday, 26 May 2011 |  Start-up numbers are on the rise across Australia, with Tasmania ranked as the state with the highest proportion of small businesses, according to a new report.

MP slammed over “rogue” warning to budding franchisees

5:56PM | Monday, 23 May 2011 |  Franchising experts have questioned the motives of WA Liberal MP Peter Abetz, who has warned prospective franchisees that “rogue elements” may “prey” upon them.

Tech writer, entrepreneur Duncan Riley sells Inquisitr for $330,000

5:49PM | Friday, 20 May 2011 |  Australian tech writer and entrepreneur Duncan Riley has sold his website The Inquisitr to an unnamed Israeli buyer for $330,000, via

NMA on AOL’s purchase of The Huffington Post

2:26AM | Friday, 11 February 2011 |  NMA explains the AOL-Huffington Post deal as only it can, revealing that AOL’s goal for 2011 is to ‘make it 1997 again through science or magic.’

I’m looking to buy a franchise and have been presented with a lengthy contract. Help!

1:58PM | Thursday, 20 January 2011 |  The highest priority when considering any franchise and the contractual documentation is to engage the services of a solicitor who specialises in business law.

How do I value another business?

8:00PM | Saturday, 28 August 2010 |  Valuing a business is extremely difficult, whether it is your own or someone else’s. Like beauty, value is often in the eye of the beholder