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What’s your half time strategy?

10:09PM | Wednesday, 5 October 2011 |  The siren has sounded on the first quarter of financial year 2011/12 and it’s time to pick up the game leading up to the half time break.

How long should I leave it before chasing a new customer for late payment?

10:38PM | Wednesday, 5 October 2011 |  One thing you need to become a master at is debtor management. Here's how to chase tardy customers.

Five essential cloud-based tools for start-ups

10:39PM | Monday, 3 October 2011 |  A couple of years ago, business owners didn’t think about the cloud unless they were flying through one on the way to a major client meeting.

COSBOA to focus on super and paid parental leave at tax forum

9:08PM | Friday, 30 September 2011 |  The peak industry body for small businesses says it will lobby hard at next week’s Tax Summit for the removal of red tape, especially surrounding superannuation and paid parental leave.

How can I stretch out my web development budget?

9:44PM | Friday, 30 September 2011 |  If having a decent website is key to the success of your start-up – and it should be – but you are restricted by a limited budget, you need to think outside the box to maximize return from your budget.

Top 10 qualities to look for in a start-up mentor

9:20PM | Thursday, 29 September 2011 |  Start-ups of Melbourne rejoice! As we reported yesterday, start-up incubator PushStart revealed that it is to hold its first mentor speed dating event, Mentor Live, in the city next week.

What are the essentials I need to speak to a lawyer about when starting a business?

9:23PM | Thursday, 29 September 2011 |  It is a fact of business that quality advice costs money.

Carbon tax, global economy making SMEs jittery: Report

9:01PM | Wednesday, 28 September 2011 |  Small businesses are wary of taking on debt and are reluctant to hire new staff, with many fearful of the impact of the upcoming carbon tax, new research has revealed.

Doubts raised over government tax break plan

9:26PM | Tuesday, 27 September 2011 |  The government is set to unveil plans to allow loss-making companies to claim back tax paid on the prior year’s taxable income, but experts have warned that the proposals may not go far enough to benefit start-ups.

Australian business failures surge despite global recovery

9:29PM | Tuesday, 13 September 2011 |  Australia has bucked global trends by recording a step rise in business failures in the June quarter, according to a new report.