Budget reply: Bill Shorten leaves small business tax cut up in the air

The small business tax rate under a Labor government is still undecided while the party places a cap on the amount claimable for accounting and legal advice and pledges to pump more money into TAFE and training. Small business didn’t rate a mention in opposition leader Bill Shorten’s budget reply on Thursday night. […]

Small Business Trends And The Entrepreneur’s Search For Simple Software

Shutterstock I’m fortunate that I attend many conferences these days as a keynote speaker, but occasionally, it’s nice to not be a speaker and just absorb. Recently, I had the chance to attend the ICON conference in Phoenix, walk around and connect with others, and talk to entrepreneurs about their […]

Business Need Funding? The Small Business Innovation Research Tour Might Be for You

Getting a business off the ground takes gumption, smarts and, unfortunately, some money. Getting loans and seeking out investors are perfectly viable options, but you’ll also be psyched to know that the government is offering seed funding you can grab, too. The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced plans this week […]

Small business sees uncertainty spike as Trump bump levels off

While Main Street largely remains optimistic, a new report released Tuesday showed uncertainty among small business owners has surged. The National Federation of Independent Business’ Index of Small Business Optimism ticked 0.6 points lower to 104.7 in March, down from a recent high of 105.9 hit in January in the […]

Fed’s Lacker, citing mistakes of ’60s, plugs pre-emptive rate hikes

The Federal Reserve should heed the lessons of the 1960s and raise interest rates to prevent inflation from accelerating suddenly and uncomfortably, one of the Fed’s most hawkish policymakers suggested on Friday. Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Jeffrey Lacker did not comment directly on the stance of monetary policy or […]

2016 Is the Year Small Businesses Must Develop Mobile Apps

Apps are no longer considered merely a “branding exercise” for small businesses. Business owners are becoming wise to the marketing power a well-designed, intuitive app can bring. From simplifying online purchases to providing easy-to-access information, the benefits are undeniable which is why small businesses must develop mobile apps to stay competitive. […]