Small business finance


Project PowerUp

11:07PM | Monday, 14 November 2011 |  Project PowerUp is the brainchild of Ryan Wardell, who bills the business as Australia’s first crowd-funding platform for start-ups.

Are you paying too much GST?

11:17PM | Wednesday, 9 November 2011 |  What is the GST position where you receive a prepayment and the service is ultimately not delivered? Read on.

Grow VC eyes Aussie start-ups with new funding platform

11:00AM | Monday, 7 November 2011 |  Grow VC, the start-up funding platform that calls itself a “virtual Silicon Valley”, is looking to ramp up its presence in the Australian market with the launch of a system that will allow entrepreneurs to create their own crowd funding networks.

Playing catch-up in the start-up funding race

11:30PM | Tuesday, 1 November 2011 |  Over the past year, the Australian start-up sector has been sprinkled by some much-needed funding stardust. StartupSmart spoke to three start-ups on how they plan to attract funding to build their businesses.

ACCI issues SME action plan amid record-low confidence

10:39PM | Thursday, 27 October 2011 |  The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is urging government leaders to adopt a four-point action plan to support SMEs, as business confidence hits a three-year low.

How should I fund my start-up?

10:59PM | Thursday, 27 October 2011 |  The real question here is how much will an investor give you towards your business?

Inflation data fuels rate cut predictions

10:43PM | Wednesday, 26 October 2011 |  An interest rate cut on Melbourne Cup Day looks increasingly likely, with new figures showing consumer inflation rose just 0.6% in the third quarter, down from 0.8% in the second quarter.

We’ve just had our first year and our cashflow was very bumpy. What can I do about it?

10:38PM | Tuesday, 25 October 2011 |  The first thing for you to do is compare your cashflow on a month-by-month basis with the purchase patterns three months before and three months after.

The price and value conundrum

10:41PM | Monday, 17 October 2011 |  In a perfect market, price and value are the same thing. But we don’t operate in a perfect market. BY GREG HAYES.

Insolvencies soar 14% in August, second-highest reading on record

10:20PM | Monday, 10 October 2011 |  The number of companies entering external administration jumped nearly 14% to 1,049 in August, the second-highest reading on record, new figures show.