Small business finance


Should I steer clear of mixing family with business?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 |  There are numerous cases where families work together and build very successful companies. Where it goes wrong is if agreements aren’t documented and communication is not open.

What are the pros and cons of leasing equipment?

10:00AM | Tuesday, 22 October 2013 |  There are a number of issues to consider before deciding on a finance arrangement for your equipment.

How should I go about hiring a part-time bookkeeper?

7:00AM | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 |  Finding someone you can trust and rely on to handle your books is not a decision you should make lightly.

How can I encourage my staff not to bring their cars to work?

3:00AM | Thursday, 28 March 2013 |  Actively encouraging environmentally friendly practices among employees is an extremely commendable act for any small business owner.

I’m stuck in a job I hate. Help!

9:00AM | Wednesday, 8 September 2010 |  A few years ago I left a very well paid job to start my own business. Here are some key lessons I learnt in the process.

How can I confirm a potential investor’s experience with start-ups?

2:00AM | Monday, 25 February 2013 |  As with any major recruitment decision, you must perform due diligence on your potential investor.

As a tech business, should I be looking overseas for finance rather than Australia?

2:02PM | Tuesday, 1 February 2011 |  While it might feel like Australia suffers from a “conservative” investing culture, the true situation is a little more complex.

My business plan is too long. What should I hack out?

6:55PM | Wednesday, 1 June 2011 |  Think about your business plan the same way that the chef thinks about creating her next menu – it has to have all the ingredients that the customers want.

VCs call for UK-style tax breaks to spur start-up market

11:55PM | Wednesday, 30 November 2011 |  The Federal Government has been urged to do more to spur start-up investment, following the unveiling of a UK government initiative that gives a huge tax break to venture capitalists.

Make it easy to pay

11:54PM | Friday, 25 November 2011 |  Businesses must make it as easy as possible to take payments from your customers.