KPMG looking for startup disrupters in the energy and natural resources sector

7:48PM | Tuesday, 21 July 2015 | Kye White

As the rate at which large companies are replaced increases, firms like KPMG are increasingly looking for ways to engage with their disruptors.

Do I need insurance for my online business?

8:44PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Many startups and small business owners are unsure about whether they need insurance, and if they do, what sort. It’s a good question which comes up quite often.

Cybercrime on the increase with companies failing to keep up

4:54AM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | StartupSmart

Cyber-espionage is up again in the 2014 report, representing a more than three-fold increase compared with the 2013 report, with 511 incidents partially due to a bigger dataset.

AAMI boosts stallholder public liability insurance scheme

10:32AM | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 | Rose Powell

With the season of festivals and markets sweeping the country, many small business owners are exploring their options when it comes to public liability insurance, a requirement for most stall owners.

Flood insurance claims set to hit $50 million

1:38PM | Tuesday, 29 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

The total claimed losses from the floods affecting Queensland and NSW are likely to hit $50 million this week, according to the Insurance Council of Australia.

Rags to riches to rags again?

11:39PM | Friday, 23 November 2012 | James Thomson

SmartCompany editor James Thomson took time out from his busy schedule to talk to Today Tonight about the debt problems suffered by Nathan Tinkler, the former tradie who became Australia’s youngest billionaire.

Half of SMEs fail after insurable loss

6:38PM | Wednesday, 1 June 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Almost 85% of SMEs think they are fully insured but around half fail after an insurable loss to their business, according to insurance experts.

Christchurch earthquake could drive up reinsurance pricing

2:13PM | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 | Michelle Hammond

The devastating earthquake in Christchurch may have an impact on reinsurance pricing across the Tasman with premiums potentially rising for Australian businesses.

Top 10 ways to prepare your business for disasters

2:52PM | Friday, 11 February 2011 | Michelle Hammond

The clean-up from the floods is well underway, but how can you ensure your business isn’t sunk by a future disaster?

Cyclone Yasi set to force further budget cuts

2:41PM | Friday, 4 February 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Cyclone Yasi has left a $1 billion damage bill for the state’s agricultural industries, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard warning of further budget cuts to fund the recovery effort.

Cyclone Yasi set to push up insurance premiums

2:29PM | Thursday, 3 February 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Analysts say the financial impact of Cyclone Yasi on an already embattled Queensland will be severe and long lasting, with insurance premiums set to be immediately affected.

Qld floods threaten GDP by 0.3%

1:56PM | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 | Michelle Hammond

The devastation of the Queensland floods has quashed earlier predictions of a minimal economic impact, with economists now fearing the floods could cut Australia’s GDP by as much as 0.3%.

Queensland firms face flooding woes

1:00AM | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Queensland business affected by floods in the state will face an average revenue loss of $20,000, while others will face losses well over $1 million.

Start-ups under threat from ‘large-scale’ online fraudsters

11:26PM | Monday, 22 November 2010 | Michelle Hammond

Start-ups should adopt a risk management strategy to combat the “large-scale, criminal” threat to their online security, according to a new report.

Start-ups falling foul of fraudsters

11:05PM | Monday, 8 November 2010 | Michelle Hammond

Start-ups are being urged to protect themselves from financial wrong-doing in light of new figures that show the cost of fraud has doubled in the last two years.

CreditorWatch aiming to ward off late payers

11:00AM | Friday, 5 November 2010 | Michelle Hammond

New service lets small business owners co-operate to warn of bad debtors.

Start-ups face taxing time under new TPB rules

10:48AM | Friday, 29 October 2010 | Michelle Hammond

Accountants body says compulsory indemnity coverage will force up the cost of basic bookkeeping services – and force part-timers out

How do I find the best insurance for my business?

8:08PM | Monday, 30 August 2010 | Oliver Milman

There’s a range of things you can insure your business against and seemingly even more firms that are prepared to provide that insurance.

What do I need covered by insurance?

8:03PM | Monday, 30 August 2010 | Oliver Milman

Small businesses’ only insurance obligation is to provide work cover for their employees, to guard against injury or death claims.