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“A real burden to small businesses”: Abetz backs down on 40 job applications plan

“A real burden to small businesses”: Abetz backs down on 40 job applications plan

Employment Minister Eric Abetz has backed down on the federal government’s plan to force job seekers to apply for 40 jobs a month, saying he recognises criticism the move would be a “real burden to small businesses”. By Kirsten Robb
The Christmas online marketing strategies you need to start implementing now: SEO Video

The Christmas online marketing strategies you need to start implementing now: SEO Video

Many businesses will put off thinking about their Christmas marketing until October or November, when it’s too late. Here are the essential strategies you need to start implementing now. By Jim Stewart
News Corp fall out: What happens when your company’s financial details are leaked?

News Corp fall out: What happens when your company’s financial details are leaked?

What are the implications for the internal workings of a company when confidential, and potentially damaging, information is leaked to the media? And what’s the best way to respond? By Eloise Keating
A sinking business plan: 44-year old retailer with 13 outlets collapses

A sinking business plan: 44-year old retailer with 13 outlets collapses

An Australian retailer of boating products and marine supplies that has been operating since 1970 has collapsed. By Eloise Keating
Four ways to breathe life into your business plan

Four ways to breathe life into your business plan

Two leading experts in the field of business planning share their advice on how to make sure your plan is the best it can be. By Broede Carmody
ATO targets work expenses, rental properties and more

ATO targets work expenses, rental properties and more

The Australian Tax Office has revealed it is using extensive data analysis as part of a crackdown on a number of areas, including offshore bank accounts and phoenix operators. By Terry Hayes
Your customers are fast adopters of new technologies – but what about your business? Control Shift

Your customers are fast adopters of new technologies – but what about your business? Control Shift

Did you know a higher percentage of Australians own tablets than Americans? If not, there are a few other key facts you need to consider. By Andrew Sadauskas
Shirt likened to concentration camp uniforms as Zara pulls two “offensive” products in two weeks

Shirt likened to concentration camp uniforms as Zara pulls two “offensive” products in two weeks

Global fashion chain Zara has been forced to pull two of its products in two weeks, after it faced online outrage on Wednesday over a children’s shirt likened to the concentration camp uniform worn by Jewish prisoners. By Kirsten Robb
Employee asked to be on-call during annual leave wins unfair dismissal case

Employee asked to be on-call during annual leave wins unfair dismissal case

An employee of a Victorian chicken farm has won an unfair dismissal claim against his employer after he was sacked for refusing to be on-call during his annual leave. By Kirsten Robb
Apple rumoured to be planning to release its smartwatch on September 9

Apple rumoured to be planning to release its smartwatch on September 9

Apple is rumoured to be planning to unveil its smartwatch at an event on September 9, alongside the iPhone 6. By Andrew Sadauskas
Twitter releases analytics tool revealing how many people view and interact with your tweets

Twitter releases analytics tool revealing how many people view and interact with your tweets

Twitter has released a tool called the Tweet Activity Dashboard, allowing users to see real time information about how many users are viewing and interacting with their tweets. By Andrew Sadauskas
LG, Asus and Samsung start to hype new devices on social media ahead of IFA

LG, Asus and Samsung start to hype new devices on social media ahead of IFA

A number of leading tech giants have begun hyping upcoming gadgets on social media ahead of the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) consumer electronics trade show, which kicks off in Berlin next week. By Andrew Sadauskas
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Australian video review: Gadget Watch

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Australian video review: Gadget Watch

Here's a review of the 2014 edition Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. By Andrew Sadauskas
Your deepest intentions exposed and for sale

Your deepest intentions exposed and for sale

The way we search and terms we use are all insights into our intentions, our feelings and our desired purchases. The big tech giants now know more about us than our family and friends. By Fi Bendall
Frenemies in an age of tectonic shifts

Frenemies in an age of tectonic shifts

In an age of massive change, companies need to embrace customers and competitors to survive claims VM Ware chief executive Pat Gelsinger. By Paul Wallbank
Qantas reveals $2.8 billion loss; 40,000 households and businesses affected by electrical cable recall: Midday Roundup

Qantas reveals $2.8 billion loss; 40,000 households and businesses affected by electrical cable recall: Midday Roundup

Qantas has revealed an underlying loss before tax of $646 million and a statutory loss after tax of $2.8 billion for the 2013-14 financial year. By Eloise Keating and Kirsten Robb
No housing bubble: The big bank economists' conclusion

No housing bubble: The big bank economists' conclusion

Australia’s four leading bank economists recently declaired there is no housing bubble. By Jonathan Chancellor
Jessica Alba's company valued at $US1 billion: The other women behind $1 billion companies

Jessica Alba's company valued at $US1 billion: The other women behind $1 billion companies

Hollywood star Jessica Alba is hitting some big business goals, with her baby care startup now worth just under $1 billion. By Jordi Roth
Help! I’m scared my maternity leave replacement is going to change my job

Help! I’m scared my maternity leave replacement is going to change my job

Going on maternity leave or indeed any extended period of absence from a job is never an easy thing. You need to proceed with caution. By Aunty B
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