Small business

CPA Australia's 2017 small business survey found a growing sense of optimism in the small business sector. Overall, 2017 was slightly more positive than 2016, with a moderate increase in the number of businesses reporting that they grew.

Small business owners in the Asia-Pacific feeling optimistic: survey

Research shows that 53 per cent of executives in SMEs expect to outgrow their offices this year

Find the right office space for your business

Sunset over Seoul as seen from Mount Namsan in the heart of South Korea's capital city.

Young entrepreneurs break South Korea's business mould

Michelle Gallaher co-founded The Social Science in 2014.

Science and technology meet the digital world

In late 2017, the Australian Government confirmed its commitment to tackling illegal phoenixing, announcing a director identification number (DIN).

New laws to fight phoenix activity

It’s critical to know what you stand for in a crowded environment.

5 hot marketing tips for 2018

Accountants need to be aware of the proposed changes and their potential impact on small businesses.

Changes to the enterprise tax plan could hurt small business

Lisa Pagotto of Crooked Compass on Lion's Head in Cape Town, South Africa.

Small business profits from new consumers

Jim O'Connor CPA draws on the skills he developed as a  CPA and at Arthur Anderson for his dual roles as  co-owner of a farm equipment firm and a craft brewery

Beer and agriculture mix for this CPA

Trying to grow your small business?

6 lessons for growing your small business

John McLean, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks CEO.  Bundaberg Brewed Drinks are now sold in 44 countries and a dozen flavours.

Bundaberg ginger beer goes global

Solo founders need to prove they can handle the workload or money will go to the team next door.

How can solo entrepreneurs win over investors?

Rohina Batra offers her skills honed in corporate finance to help small players outsource their finance departments.

How to outsource finance successfully

The intent of the law is to make it easier and cheaper for companies to source the funding they need.

The new crowdfunding rules: how will investors be protected?

One challenge facing family-owned businesses is a lack of awareness of the impact of technology on their business.

5 critical success factors for family businesses in the next 5 years

Family-owned businesses employ more than half of Australia's workforce.

12 commandments of the family business

The best way to manage potential partner conflict is to prepare a shareholders' agreement when the business is launched.

When to call in the mediator

Passing it down the line: how to prepare your practice for sale.

Selling your business? Good planning matters

Consumers and businesses are seeing the perks of cashless payments.

Cashless payments to transform business

When is a contractor really an employee?

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