Global Financial Crisis


How do you assess whether the time is "right" to start-up?

10:00AM | Tuesday, 8 October 2013 |  It’s always the right time to start a business. Even when there's economic uncertainty.

Animation: The global financial crisis, five years on

8:21PM | Monday, 20 August 2012 |  We recently passed the fifth anniversary of the worldwide credit crunch, which has hit businesses and households alike. Here’s how it happened – and how it may all take place again.

How can I minimise my risk with the banks?

11:32PM | Thursday, 11 November 2010 |  There are some critical risk management questions you must carefully consider before mortgaging your home.

Female entrepreneurs struggling under financial pressures: Survey

5:47PM | Monday, 7 May 2012 |  The majority of Australian women who take a pay cut when they start their business are happy to do so, according to a new survey, but often struggle to stay afloat.

Start-up culture lessons for Goldman Sachs

3:12PM | Thursday, 15 March 2012 |  This week's best of the web includes reasons why start-ups have a better culture than Goldman Sachs, grumbles about the new iPad and five tips to switch from office staffer to entrepreneur.

What are the pros and cons of joining a start-up incubator?

2:50PM | Tuesday, 28 February 2012 |  There are many benefits to joining a start-up incubator, but it isn't the right model for everyone. Here are some of the pros and cons of working within incubators.

Business on notice after ATO flags insolvency spike

1:28PM | Wednesday, 4 January 2012 |  Insolvency practitioners have put businesses on notice after the Australian Taxation Office said it was preparing for a new wave of business closures and taxpayer bankruptcies this year.

Services sector tipped to lead recruitment in 2012

12:08PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 |  Less than a quarter of Australian employers expect to increase hiring in the first quarter of 2012, a report reveals. Employers in the services sector are more confident that those in mining.

Dealing with a nosedive in client spending

11:12PM | Friday, 18 November 2011 |  Randall Deer knows all too well what it’s like to launch a business during a severe downturn. His second business, My Holiday Centre, was launched at the height of the GFC.

Labor flags mini budget in desperate bid to return to surplus

11:57PM | Monday, 14 November 2011 |  The Federal Government has compiled a mini budget in a bid to return the budget to surplus next year, but the controversial measure is unlikely to impact small business.