Small business

While insolvency might be the ultimate solution for a failing company, expert advice can help a business recover from insolvency, keep trading and save jobs.

The dangers of trading while insolvent


At 9 per cent of GDP, franchising as a business model is perhaps too big to fail, but it stands on the cusp of significant reform.

Will a stronger franchising code of conduct clean up the sector?


Andrew Mellett, CEO of legal technology firm Plexus.

Legal tech firm Plexus gains inspiration from accounting


Developing an online review management process, which will not only help in managing negative feedback for small businesses, but potential turn it into a positive for the organisation.

How to deal with negative online reviews


The original idea for bron.tech was sparked by co-founder Emma Poposka's frustration at gathering her personal data for an immigration visa to Australia from Macedonia in 2015. The price tag? Nearly A$10,000.

Australian start-up bron.tech turns blockchain data into digital identity solutions


EOFY is a good time to check the financial health of your business. Comparing your results with previous annual figures and similar businesses in your industry will help you identify strengths and key areas of weakness or potential threats.

11 EOFY resolutions for your small business


Lighting, heating, and ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems typically consume the most energy in a small business.

SPONSORED CONTENT: Energy-smart ways to use the EOFY instant asset write-off


While small business innovation is still strong in Asia, small businesses in Hong Kong are under pressure from global trade tensions and soaring rents.

Global trade tensions hit business confidence: CPA Australia Small Business Survey


A commitment to minimising environmental impact informs every aspect of the Dresden Optics custom eyewear business model.

Custom eyewear startup Dresden Optics sets its sights on sustainable expansion


9 tips to grow your accounting firm


While a trade deal between China and the US appears close at the time of writing, only time will tell how these dynamics play out across the region.

Opportunities for some businesses from trade wars


Peter Mansour CPA launched Strata Alert in May 2018 after receiving a New South Wales Government Technology Grant.

How startup Strata Alert connects landlords and tenants


The proposed trust tax policy will hit the standard of living of many small business owners and is raising significant concerns among CPA members and their clients.

CPA Australia: small business will suffer under proposed trust tax policy


Dr Jonathan King finds himself at the forefront of a seismic shift in improving rural mental health.

Lysn and learn: telehealth startup targets rural mental health


The risk management plan Ron Flood CPA devised years earlier provided business continuity while he underwent cancer treatment.

When illness strikes: How a risk management plan for your accounting practice pays off


The fiercely determined and furiously busy Dr Angie Lang: creator of Swirlit, dental surgeon, self-described inventor and one of Richard Branson's Change Makers Rule Breakers.

A soft drink that's good for your teeth? Enter Swirlit.


'Imagine what you could achieve if you had someone you could trust to take care of all your office essentials.

6 ways your partnership with Officeworks is better for business


One of the greatest challenges of having a business based on a subscription model is figuring out exactly what the business is worth.

What you need to know about subscription business models


Lightspeed offers CRM and inventory within the point-of-sale system. Sophisticated data analytics are a potential source of customer data for retail businesses.

New to data analytics? These tools can get you started.


What sets franchises apart from other SMEs is the legal relationship between franchisee and franchisor.

Servicing franchises is a savvy business opportunity for accountants


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