Small business


Business sales record third consecutive rise

12:16PM | Tuesday, 20 December 2011 |  Consumers continue to increase their appetite for spending, after the Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator increased by 0.3% in November, with good news for clothing retailers.

Jolly Solo

12:41PM | Monday, 19 December 2011 |  Jolly Solo co-founder Leah Klugt talks to StartupSmart about creating a business concept solely for the silly season.

Business conditions improve despite Euro crisis

12:43PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 |  Business conditions improved slightly in November, according to NAB’s Monthly Business Survey, while business confidence was unchanged despite the ongoing European debt crisis.

One in three SMEs expecting Christmas sales dip: Report

12:00AM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 |  Nearly a third of small businesses are expecting a worse Christmas trading period than last year, with conditions “historically weak” for retailers, according to a new report.


12:17PM | Monday, 5 December 2011 |  PaperAct founder Gil Hidas talks to StartupSmart about creating an alternative to physical filing cabinets.

Small business or start-up?

12:12PM | Friday, 2 December 2011 |  In case you thought they were the same thing, Silicon Valley investor Steve Blank describes the difference between a start-up and a small business.

Yahoo!7 search trends highlight opportunities for SMEs

11:55PM | Tuesday, 29 November 2011 |  Businesses that create content based on popular search terms must ensure they have a relevant tie-in, an expert advises, after Yahoo!7 released its search trend data for 2011.

I want to start selling but all I have is a concept. What should I do?

11:03PM | Thursday, 24 November 2011 |  When you start a business there is that horrifying gap between paying the bills and getting in your revenue. Here are the four essential things you need to do to start generating cashflow.

Should I team up with other franchisees to lobby our franchisor?

11:51PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 |  If there is a need for franchisees to form an independent body, then I would suggest there has been a significant breakdown in communications.

SME unease with Federal Government hits three-year high

11:48PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 |  Small business owners’ ire with the Federal Government has soared to a three-year high, according to a MYOB report, with more than half of Australian SMEs now dissatisfied.