Are you a start-up or a small business? New report defines the difference

5:20PM | Friday, 3 May 2013 |  Entrepreneurs and governments must make the distinction between innovation-driven enterprises and small or medium businesses, according to a new report by the Kauffman Foundation.

Small businesses optimistic over NBN prospects

12:00AM | Monday, 6 December 2010 |  According to a new report, more than 50% of SMEs believe the Federal Government’s NBN will enhance business opportunities.

Business conditions enter negative territory

11:05PM | Friday, 12 November 2010 |  A new NAB survey reveals conditions for small businesses hit their lowest level in the September quarter since June 2009.

Get some advice on government grants

11:44PM | Tuesday, 9 November 2010 |  Very few entrepreneurs spend much time exploring one of the best sources of free money – a government grant.

Understand smartphone operating systems

10:24PM | Tuesday, 12 October 2010 |  More and more SMEs are now supplying smartphones for their staff. Here’s a quick guide to understanding the main mobile operating systems.

Small businesses handed late payment lessons

10:12AM | Friday, 8 October 2010 |  Small businesses have been advised of how to combat late payment following research that shows a third of Australian firms don’t honour their invoices on time.

THE NEWS WRAP: Private equity returns as an option for cash-starved start-ups

9:18AM | Tuesday, 21 September 2010 |  Private equity has returned as an option for cash-starved start-ups, but the long-term future of the sector is still under a cloud.

Debt finance on the rise as firms struggle to secure funds

9:10PM | Thursday, 16 September 2010 |  New figures show businesses are turning to debtor finance to fund growth as other sources of money dry up.

Small businesses face wait for iPhone 4

9:50PM | Tuesday, 7 September 2010 |  Strong small business demand for the Apple iPhone 4 has contributed to significant waiting times for the device in Australia.

End of year tax strategies for SME owners

8:31PM | Saturday, 28 August 2010 |  Smart SME owners will always guard against paying unnecessary tax, triggered by deemed dividends and excess super contributions.