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Super for Self-Employed
What superannuation options are available when you are self-employed? Here we discuss what type of fund to choose and what benefits and investments are available. For your convenience, we’ve also included links to our small business directory to put you in touch with superannuation experts....More
Leasing Premises & Equipment
A discussion on leasing premises, motor vehicles and equipment. For your convenience, we’ve included links to our small business directory to put you in touch with key suppliers of property leasing, motor vehicle leasing and office equipment leasing services to get your business up and running faster....More
Business Leases
Leasing a premises for your place of business, whether it’s office space, commercial space or a retail premises, will be one of the biggest over-heads you’ll have to meet as a small business owner. Negotiating the right property lease for your business is key. Here are some tips and considerations to help you negotiate a favourable lease agreement. Topics covered include: commercial leases, business leases, retail leases and property leases....More
Companies - The Pros and Cons
In many ways a company is similar to a sole trader or partnership, except that it exists as a separate legal entity from the owners. Here we discuss various company structures of business and their advantages and disadvantages....More
The Pros and Cons of Trusts
A discussion on the basic definition of the trust structure of business and its advantages and disadvantages. For your convenience, we’ve included links to relevant business services and suppliers in our business directory who can help you along the way....More
Small Business Failures: Australia's Most Deadly Business Myth
Business myths are like urban myths. They are wildly exaggerated stories originally told by somebody's uncle's best friend. These stories have stood the test of time and have been perpetuated for so many generations that they're automatically accepted as fact. That is, until one day when the real facts emerge and the myth falls into disrepute. Australia's most deadly business myths are debunked here....More
Conducting a Discretionary Trust
A Discretionary Trust is not a separate legal entity in the same way as an individual or a company, rather it is a relationship which exists whereby a Trustee is compelled to hold property for the benefit of Beneficiaries. Here we outline the duties of the Trustee, how income and capital is distributed and other issues to consider when entering into the Discretionary Trust structure of business....More
The Sole Trader
In a sole trader structure of business, the business decisions are being made by one person. Of course, it doesn't necessarily mean that the business has only one worker. The sole trader can employ others to do any or all of the work in the business. Here we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the sole trader business structure....More
Futher Considerations - Property Leasing
Further issues to consider when negotiating property agreements....More
Superannuation Obligations
Employers must contribute to an employee's superannuation fund. This factsheet outlines employers' super obligations and for your convenience, we’ve included links to our small business directory to put you in touch with superannuation experts....More

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