What are the small print things I should look for when signing legal documents?

5:00AM | Wednesday, 15 May 2013 |  One of the things about the fine print is that it is often fixed in stone. So beware.

Where should I try to open a fast food franchise?

6:27AM | Thursday, 2 June 2011 |  When it comes to the two main types of franchisee locations – high street versus shopping centre – it’s vital to weigh up the pros and cons.

What are the common things put into the small print of contracts I should be wary of?

12:00AM | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 |  While the fine print is often set in stone, you still have rights under the Australian Consumer Law.

Look at recurring revenue

6:00AM | Wednesday, 6 June 2012 |  One of the worst things that can happen in business is that your customers become one-offs. They buy, then they’re gone. So think outside the square in order to generate recurring revenue.

I feel intimidated by clients. Help!

9:03PM | Friday, 23 September 2011 |  As a new business, you will soon appreciate the need for “confidence builders”.

How can I be sure if I’m getting a good deal from my potential investor?

7:53PM | Thursday, 21 July 2011 |  There are no hard and fast rules about whether a particular deal is “right” or “wrong”, so you need to look at the elements of the deal, the person and think 10 steps ahead.

Review your forms

7:56PM | Monday, 18 July 2011 |  The start of the new financial year provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to take a good look at the way they do business. One particular area to focus on – paperwork!

How far advanced should my ‘end game’ be when negotiating with an investor?

6:05AM | Tuesday, 21 June 2011 |  If you are an early stage or high growth company it is very difficult to forecast how and when you will exit the business.

Keeping the peace

5:08PM | Monday, 30 May 2011 |  The issue of disputes is becoming an increasingly pressing problem for start-ups, many of which can’t afford costly legal battles. Here are some top tips for resolving disputes.

Federal Budget 2011: Manufacturers get $34.4m help to link to global markets

5:54PM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 |  The Government will attempt to revive Australia’s flagging manufacturing industry with a new $34.4 million package.