Small business finance


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.

Make sure you’re making the most of tax benefits

10:49PM | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 |  The Tax Forum looks like being a spectacular talkfest but being the optimistic soul that I am I haven’t given up hope that a few really nice ideas will come out of it.


10:22PM | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 |  Perhaps ironically for someone whose business relies on outsourcing tasks Matt Barrie has a very do-it-yourself approach to entrepreneurship.

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.

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.

Ventures in Digital Media eyes up further start-ups after $1m purchase

9:00AM | Wednesday, 21 September 2011 |  Tech start-up Ventures in Digital Media has indicated it is looking for further early-stage ventures to buy after acquiring SEO agency Amplify.

Top 10 start-up incubators

9:05PM | Thursday, 15 September 2011 |  There’s a new breed of business incubators on the scene. We check out 10 of the best.

Receivers put Queensland hospitality training body up for sale

9:32PM | Thursday, 15 September 2011 |  The receivers of the Queensland-based non-profit Hospitality Training Association have put the organisation up for sale, looking for expressions of interest into the facility which offers training and education for students looking to break into the industry.

Walking the tax tightrope

9:28PM | Wednesday, 14 September 2011 |  Some businesses have multiple corporate entities. But beware, one of the challenges that can come with this is at year-end, where you have one company in a profit position and the other in a loss.