I doubt that my turnover will initially be more than $75,000. Should I register for GST?

10:39AM | Wednesday, 20 October 2010 |  If you do not exceed the thresholds, you can voluntarily register for GST provided that the consultancy is a bona fide commercial operation.

Should you pay a consultant for advice when starting up?

11:41PM | Wednesday, 2 November 2011 |  Money may be tight, but an external person can often see the flaws and risks that the love you have for your start-up has blinded you to. BY POLLY McGEE.

Finding the value in franchising

5:26PM | Friday, 27 May 2011 |  Husband-and-wife team Matthew and Dale Burke didn’t realise quite how challenging franchising their business – automotive scratch repair business What Scratch? – would be.

Consultancy business

5:53PM | Tuesday, 17 May 2011 |  Unlike some other businesses, there's no hiding place for poor service if you're a consultant.

Currency consultancy

5:43PM | Tuesday, 17 May 2011 |  Could the high Australian dollar provide an avenue for a different type of consultancy?

Fly Digital

5:39PM | Monday, 9 May 2011 |  Fly Digital founder Stefan Drury talks to StartupSmart about the challenges of going it alone.

Getting informal about mentorship

4:20PM | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 |  There is currently a shift taking place – from formal mentoring programs to using your own networks to identify the right person to help give you a leg up.

Business calls for greater Asian ‘literacy’

3:54PM | Thursday, 3 March 2011 |  Businesses put pressure on the Government for greater capacity in Asian “literacy”, with a new report revealing Australian companies lack experience and skills when doing business in Asia.

Start-ups urged to be wary of Telstra customer strategy

2:17PM | Friday, 11 February 2011 |  Start-ups should think twice before adopting Telstra’s new strategy of acquiring customers ahead of profits, according to two business advisors.

Senior Helpers unveils franchise opportunities

2:47PM | Friday, 4 February 2011 |  Franchise veteran Paul Wheeler has reentered the industry by setting up an Australian branch of US-based aged care franchise Senior Helpers.