Small business management


Focus on customer engagement

7:23PM | Thursday, 7 July 2011 |  Today I had the pleasure of attending a StartupSmart webinar with Brian Walker, managing director of the Retail Doctor Group on the global trends re-shaping the retail sector.

Why you should always be ready to sell out

7:29PM | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 |  Succession is an event that will face every business sooner or later.

Study lists of cool entrepreneurs

7:35PM | Monday, 4 July 2011 |  We all love a list, whether it is a rich list or a list of the best companies to work for.

SMEs fearful of super contributions hike: report

7:47PM | Friday, 1 July 2011 |  Survey reveals widespread confusion is accompanying impending super contribution changes.

Start the new financial year with a clean desk

7:01PM | Friday, 1 July 2011 |  Ah, a new financial year. New opportunities, new challenges, new frontiers. It’s enough to make a start-up entrepreneurs giddy with the thought of what lies ahead.

Jobseekers shunning lengthy recruitment processes: report

7:00AM | Friday, 1 July 2011 |  Almost half of Australian jobseekers have withdrawn their candidature from a position due to a lengthy recruitment process, according to a new survey.

Study the ATO’s hit list

6:37PM | Thursday, 30 June 2011 |  Every year the Australian Taxation Office makes it nice and easy for entrepreneurs to understand exactly what’s got the tax man hot under the collar by releasing something called its Compliance Guide.

Employers urged to review pay changes before July 1

6:02PM | Wednesday, 29 June 2011 |  The new financial year will bring significant changes for payroll departments.

Eight in 10 start-ups in the dark over tax deductions: report

6:00AM | Wednesday, 29 June 2011 |  Eight in 10 start-ups do not know what constitutes an allowable tax deduction, new figures reveal, suggesting tomorrow will be a fraught end of financial year for many emerging companies.

Paid parental leave looms for small businesses

6:39PM | Tuesday, 28 June 2011 |  Small business owners have been told to “get cracking” on their paid parental leave systems, despite a new survey revealing employers’ ongoing hostility towards their paymaster duties.