Backbone of the country? Engine room of the economy? Small business isn't all it's cracked up to be, says heretic Saul Eslake.
Recent changes to the law have kept bad businesses alive long after they should have perished. And now, when they do kick the bucket, they're in danger of taking good businesses with them.
Many see the demise of iconic businesses — those that make a city what it is — as inevitable, while governments prop up dying airlines and zombie corporations.
Many small businesses will not survive the current economic crisis. And perhaps not all of them should.
As coronavirus threatens the economy, is reducing the burdens on business enough to prevent a recession?
The Morrison government is stuffing up everything it touches, domestically and diplomatically.
Good morning, early birds. The government is set to launch a $2 billion small business fund, Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham refuses colleagues' calls to step down, and CNN sues the White House. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is set to announce an acceleration of tax cuts for small businesses, and a new poll highlights Australians' apathy for local politics. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.