Five Apps That Will Change How You Run Your Small Business

Mobile devices are for more than just calling, email, social media and selfies. There are some truly remarkable apps that allow you to operate your business on the go – or completely change the way you do things. Here are five of our favourites.


Elevator Pitch: HotelQuickly

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Christian Mischler from HotelQuickly.


New Year Checklist: What You Should Do For Your Small Business Right Now

The new year is a great time to look at ways to improve — and not just personally. Now that the silly season is over, it’s time to get down to business. It can be tricky to know where to start, but here’s our essential checklist for the things you can do today to start your year fresh and organised.


Elevator Pitch: Divvy

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Nick Austin from Divvy.


Create 'Fake' Automatic Pay When Your Income Is Irregular

Even if your pay is irregular, your bills usually aren’t. If your work doesn’t allow for steady income, fake it by setting up a separate account to pay yourself from.


Elevator Pitch: Love My Fur Kids

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Deb Edwards from Love My Fur Kids.


Elevator Pitch: Invoice2go

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Chris Strode from Invoice2go.


Build A Bigger Emergency Fund To Get A Mortgage When Self-Employed

Self-employed people have a notoriously difficult time applying for a mortgage. It can be a huge headache, but Investopedia says a bigger emergency fund can make the processes a little easier.


Elevator Pitch: Sleeping Duck

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Winston Wijeyeratne and Selvam Sinnappan from Sleeping Duck.


Should I Sack My Accountant?

A lot of people ask me if accountants are going out of business.