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How “muesli chick” Narelle Plapp went from car boot sales to high-flying entrepreneur with $5 million brand Food for Health

How “muesli chick” Narelle Plapp went from car boot sales to high-flying entrepreneur with $5 million brand Food for Health

The early days of gluten and nut-free muesli brand Food For Health were instructive ones for founder Narelle Plapp. By Renee Thompson
Why Hockey's call for tax cuts to fuel growth is a flawed argument

Why Hockey's call for tax cuts to fuel growth is a flawed argument

Treasurer Joe Hockey's recent statement that the common cause of tax reform is to improve the growth trajectory of the Australian economy highlights some fundamental questions about how we think our economy should behave. By Graham White
Is it time to reignite your personal brand?

Is it time to reignite your personal brand?

You're going along well in your career, doing a good job, hitting your milestones, and achieving what you set out to. But maybe it feels a bit lackluster. By Megan Dalla-Camina
Access code: Google’s secret hiring process put programmers through their paces

Access code: Google’s secret hiring process put programmers through their paces

Google has a secret hiring process that targets potential employees before they’ve even thought to apply for a job with the tech giant. By Kye White
Concreter to paint over “pornographic” nude ad after watchdog ruling

Concreter to paint over “pornographic” nude ad after watchdog ruling

A concrete company in Queensland that has been ordered to remove advertising featuring a painting of a nude woman on the back of its work ute will “paint a bikini on her” instead. By Renee Thompson
How to lead without being the boss

How to lead without being the boss

Sometimes you need to lead from the bottom up but how can you do this without upsetting the company hierarchy? By Amanda Rose
The four most dangerous words in property investment

The four most dangerous words in property investment

Here are five of the most valuable lessons I have learnt in my property investing career, By Michael Yardney
Billabong bounces back to full-year profit; PayPal brings one-touch payment to Australia: Midday Roundup

Billabong bounces back to full-year profit; PayPal brings one-touch payment to Australia: Midday Roundup

Billabong recorded a profit of $4.2 million for the year ending 30 June, 2015, up from a whopping $233.7 million loss last year. By Broede Carmody
Small business issues ignored at National Reform Summit

Small business issues ignored at National Reform Summit

Business leaders and industry representatives were in general agreement that the corporate tax rate should be lowered. By Eloise Keating
Sydney pub quits Facebook after backlash over banning drinkers in tradies’ gear

Sydney pub quits Facebook after backlash over banning drinkers in tradies’ gear

A Sydney pub has taken down its Facebook page, after angry customers took to the social media platform to complain about an update to the venue’s dress code that bans patrons in trade-work gear. By Eloise Keating
Textbook case: 80-year-old retail chain closes

Textbook case: 80-year-old retail chain closes

A bookselling chain that has operated for 80 years will close its doors after the Adelaide University Union decided to wind down the business. By Broede Carmody
Gregory’s Street Directories “get routed” radio ad pulled after Ray Hadley tirade

Gregory’s Street Directories “get routed” radio ad pulled after Ray Hadley tirade

The company that produces UBD Gregory’s Street Directories has said it will not advertise with radio station 2GB again, after its Father’s Day ad was pulled from the station. By Eloise Keating
The 20 suburbs with the highest mortgage defaults revealed

The 20 suburbs with the highest mortgage defaults revealed

Budgewoi on the New South Wales central coast is Australia’s worst performing suburb when it comes to missing housing loan repayments, according to research published yesterday. By Broede Carmody
“The small end of town that hurts”: Queensland motel owner lashes out at Abbott government after $53,000 booking dispute

“The small end of town that hurts”: Queensland motel owner lashes out at Abbott government after $53,000 booking dispute

The motel owner in far north Queensland who accused the prime minister’s office of leaving him tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket has lashed out at the federal government, accusing politicians of ignoring small businesses in rural and remote areas. By Broede Carmody
“Pure play online and pure play offline retail is dead”: Five retail trends for 2015 and beyond

“Pure play online and pure play offline retail is dead”: Five retail trends for 2015 and beyond

Sands told the ACRS Retail Insights seminar this morning that retailers need to be blended across channels and not just dedicated to one channel. By Cara Waters
How Russ Gries built a successful YouTube channel

How Russ Gries built a successful YouTube channel

My long-time friend Russ Gries has some valuable lessons that can be applied to content creators and brands. By Jim Stewart
Fair Work giving employers and workers “different answers” on pay and conditions: Eric Abetz

Fair Work giving employers and workers “different answers” on pay and conditions: Eric Abetz

Federal employment minister Eric Abetz has acknowledged the frustration felt by many small business owners when it comes to employee wages and entitlements. By Renee Thompson
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