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Cash Converters stung with another class action over high interest rates

Cash Converters stung with another class action over high interest rates

Cash Converters shares are in a trading halt after the payday lender was hit with another class action lawsuit over fresh claims it overcharged borrowers for interest rates and brokerage fees. By Renee Thompson
Former Myer boss Bernie Brookes appointed to turn around South African retail giant

Former Myer boss Bernie Brookes appointed to turn around South African retail giant

Bernie Brookes has been snapped up by one of South Africa’s biggest retailers just two months after stepping down as the chief executive officer and managing director of Myer. By Broede Carmody
Prominent Sydney restaurant and bar calls in administrators and blames lockout laws

Prominent Sydney restaurant and bar calls in administrators and blames lockout laws

A high-profile restaurant and bar located in Sydney’s Kings Cross could close its doors next week, with the owner revealing the city’s lockout laws have taken a toll on the long-standing business. By Eloise Keating
Burning ambition: How Nicole Eckles created multimillion dollar candle brand Glasshouse Fragrances

Burning ambition: How Nicole Eckles created multimillion dollar candle brand Glasshouse Fragrances

Nicole Eckles says she never aspired to own a fragrant candle business. But a fortuitous shopping trip planted the seed that would lead to the entrepreneur creating a $50 million business. By Renee Thompson
Turnaround specialists Anchorage Capital pick up Elwood retail brand

Turnaround specialists Anchorage Capital pick up Elwood retail brand

Fashion brand Elwood is set for a makeover, with private equity outfit Anchorage Capital in the final stages of securing a deal to purchase the brand and its sister label Elka Collective. By Eloise Keating
Three lessons that can be simply magic for small business

Three lessons that can be simply magic for small business

Vinh Giang is a magician and entrepreneur who founded the online business Encyclopedia of Magic, which now has 48,000 users. By Cara Waters
Sheet that’s Handee: Watchdog dismisses string of complaints about paper towel ads

Sheet that’s Handee: Watchdog dismisses string of complaints about paper towel ads

The advertising watchdog has dismissed a string of offensive language complaints about a TV ad for Handee Ultra paper towels that featured several people spilling things and saying “sheet” and “this sheet really works” as they reach for the product. By Renee Thompson
Consumers are nuts for healthy snacks with sector tipped to grow strongly

Consumers are nuts for healthy snacks with sector tipped to grow strongly

While traditional snack food manufacturing remains the bigger industry by far, healthy snacks production is tipped to grow at an annual rate of 3%, according to the latest IBIS World report. By Broede Carmody
Scents into dollars: How to use a consumer’s sense of smell to boost sales

Scents into dollars: How to use a consumer’s sense of smell to boost sales

Are you asking how to get customers to dip into their wallets and spend big at your store? The answer could lie in our sense of smell, according to scented branding expert Samantha Taylor. By Broede Carmody
Half of Gina Rinehart’s wealth may go to charity; Fair Work scraps Grill’d wage agreement: Midday Roundup

Half of Gina Rinehart’s wealth may go to charity; Fair Work scraps Grill’d wage agreement: Midday Roundup

Half of mining magnate Gina Rinehart’s wealth may go to charity if a settlement with her children over access to the family’s fortune goes ahead. By Broede Carmody and Renee Thompson
Think you can work to 70? Think again

Think you can work to 70? Think again

While the Age Pension qualification age may rise to 70 years by the year 2035, women have less chance than men of working beyond the current pension age of 65. By Jenny Cattach
TV bite night is back as Shark Tank returns

TV bite night is back as Shark Tank returns

Aspiring entrepreneurs will again have the chance to dive into the Shark Tank and pitch their startup to a panel of some of Australia’s biggest investors as castings open for season two of the Channel Ten show. By Denham Sadler
Business cycle: How Bicycles Online co-founder James van Rooyen is leading the online bike retail pack

Business cycle: How Bicycles Online co-founder James van Rooyen is leading the online bike retail pack

The online retailer sells complete bikes from Sydney and has a new online bicycle parts business arm that began operating out of Singapore about three months ago. By Renee Thompson
The five most common mistakes a growing company makes - and how to fix them

The five most common mistakes a growing company makes - and how to fix them

There is an air of mysticism attached to breakthrough business growth, and many executives wonder if there is a secret formula behind scaling a business into a high-growth company. By Jana Matthews
Ticking time bomb for off-the-plan property investors

Ticking time bomb for off-the-plan property investors

Thousands face financial ruin because they won’t be able to settle “off-the-plan” apartments they signed up to buy. By Michael Yardney
Blogging tips to build your business

Blogging tips to build your business

One of the most effective ways to create a positive perception of your business is to tell your stories using blogging. By Catriona Pollard
Weeding negativity out of a field of tall poppies

Weeding negativity out of a field of tall poppies

Our company has a mission: to defy the tall poppy syndrome and celebrate being all you can be. By Finn Kelly
Have a strategy for looking into new Windows

Have a strategy for looking into new Windows

You need to ask serious questions before deciding your business should upgrade to Windows 10. By David Markus
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