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SMEs fearful of super contributions hike: report

7:47PM | Friday, 1 July 2011 |  Survey reveals widespread confusion is accompanying impending super contribution changes.

Reviewing your financial year

6:45PM | Wednesday, 29 June 2011 |  I’m a believer in the adage that you can’t go forwards by looking backwards. To ascertain your next move, you need to explore your mistakes.

Risk downgrades less prevalent among small firms: D&B

6:27PM | Thursday, 23 June 2011 |  More than 145,000 businesses suffered a risk downgrade in the March quarter, according to the latest report from Dun & Bradstreet, with older firms faring worse than their younger counterparts.

Eight last-minute tax-time tips

6:42PM | Wednesday, 22 June 2011 |  We are down to the last week. You’re only days away from June 30 and hopefully you have your tax planning in place.

Household finances hit ‘10-year low’

6:03PM | Wednesday, 22 June 2011 |  Household finances have hit their lowest level in a decade as consumers increase their precautionary savings, according to a new report by the Melbourne Institute.

Start-ups urged to step up sales drive to lure tax return dollars

6:00AM | Wednesday, 22 June 2011 |  SMEs will have to offer great deals to persuade reticent consumers to part with their upcoming tax returns, according to a new report.

I want to hold a big sale. But what are the risks?

6:09PM | Thursday, 16 June 2011 |  If you’re thinking of holding a big sale to get a big end of year sales boost, stop and take a breath.

Victorian firms cutting debt faster than other SMEs: Report

6:49PM | Thursday, 16 June 2011 |  Victorian SMEs are borrowing less and reducing their debt more than SMEs in any other state, according to a new survey, as businesses feel the effects of Australia’s two-speed economy.

Business conditions continue downward trend

6:42PM | Tuesday, 14 June 2011 |  Business conditions deteriorated sharply in May, according to the latest NAB survey, while non-mining sectors such as retail and manufacturing continue to drag on business confidence.

Retail growth hits 20-year low but tipped to recover

6:26PM | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 |  A new report reveals the retail sector is set to recovery slightly over the next year, after recording its worst level of growth in 20 years.