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How an algorithmic timeline could affect brands using Twitter

How an algorithmic timeline could affect brands using Twitter

Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey has turned to his own social media account to hose down users’ concerns after it was revealed Twitter could soon implement an algorithmic timeline. By Broede Carmody
Why this Super Bowl ad is calculated to be the most influential

Why this Super Bowl ad is calculated to be the most influential

A 60-second commercial for carmaker Kia has the backing of artificial intelligence to make sure it has most impact on social media. By Eloise Keating
Richard Branson shares the first complaint letter he received in business

Richard Branson shares the first complaint letter he received in business

Like many new business owners, it wasn’t long before Branson received some negative feedback. By Ronelle Richards
Company behind 20 Jeep clothing and footwear stores collapses into voluntary administration

Company behind 20 Jeep clothing and footwear stores collapses into voluntary administration

The collapse comes 15 years after Jeep opened its first concept store in Melbourne through local licensee Revolution Brands. By Broede Carmody
Sydney wine bar accused of “promoting unsavoury behaviour” by listing wine prices, as anger over NSW lockout laws grows

Sydney wine bar accused of “promoting unsavoury behaviour” by listing wine prices, as anger over NSW lockout laws grows

Numerous restaurants and bars have shut down since the lockout laws came into effect and foot traffic in their areas has declined. By Broede Carmody
Family business sounds warning about doing business with Tmall after losing $25,000 deposit

Family business sounds warning about doing business with Tmall after losing $25,000 deposit

An Australian family-owned retailer is warning other local businesses to exercise caution when using international ecommerce platforms. By Eloise Keating
The 10 most overused words on LinkedIn company pages in Australia: How to make your business stand out from the crowd

The 10 most overused words on LinkedIn company pages in Australia: How to make your business stand out from the crowd

Don't stop using these words altogether, but don't feel compelled to include them if they don't truly reflect your business' personality. By Eloise Keating
Weis frozen treat ad not too tarty, says advertising watchdog

Weis frozen treat ad not too tarty, says advertising watchdog

Complaints received by the ASB charged a Facebook ad by Weis as being degrading and irresponsible. By Ronelle Richards
Aussie SMEs in prime position to help consumers celebrate Lunar New Year

Aussie SMEs in prime position to help consumers celebrate Lunar New Year

Chinese tourists are expected to spend an estimated $500 million in Australia over the Lunar New Year and Australian SMEs in the tourism, retail and hospitality sectors are well-placed to reap the benefits. By Ronelle Richards
Help! I’m worried my employees don’t like me

Help! I’m worried my employees don’t like me

I’ve recently had to make such tough calls in my company and I’m worried that my employees don’t like me anymore. By Aunty B
Fast Lane: Is GST reform still on the table?

Fast Lane: Is GST reform still on the table?

The Prime Minister needs to let SMEs know what's in store for their businesses. By Eloise Keating
Feeling stressed and unproductive? Here's how to stop being busy and be mindful instead

Feeling stressed and unproductive? Here's how to stop being busy and be mindful instead

Don’t act. Don’t talk. Don’t solve a problem. Just sit. Do nothing. For three minutes. By Gillian Coutts
ATO catches salesman who tried to claim “disgraceful” work-related expenses, including secretarial services performed by his 7-year-old son and cheese in a can

ATO catches salesman who tried to claim “disgraceful” work-related expenses, including secretarial services performed by his 7-year-old son and cheese in a can

But SME owners shouldn't feel prompted to stick their nose into their employee's tax affairs. By Broede Carmody
Contract law change leaves franchisees vulnerable

Contract law change leaves franchisees vulnerable

The incoming legislation seems to have missed the mark for prospective and renewing franchisees, who should have been ensured greater protection by the amendments. By Courtenay Atwell
The three things these Aussie entrepreneurs learnt from Richard Branson after visiting his private island twice

The three things these Aussie entrepreneurs learnt from Richard Branson after visiting his private island twice

Branson’s backing has helped the pair secure $3 million in funding for the startup and introduce a new product. By Denham Sadler
Vulnerability is not a sign of a confident leader

Vulnerability is not a sign of a confident leader

There is a big push for authentic leaders to show their “vulnerability” but I think that is a mistake. By Amanda Rose
Why automation will not replace your accountant

Why automation will not replace your accountant

The value of having an accountant is not in the data entry but in what they can add to your business. By Maree Caulfield
The ultimate list: 75 best tools for skyrocketing business growth in 2016

The ultimate list: 75 best tools for skyrocketing business growth in 2016

Which of these tools does YOUR business need to make waves this year? By Rob Wormley
How to create a new sales routine that delivers results

How to create a new sales routine that delivers results

A training workshop is pretty useless in changing sales performance without all the other things we need to have in place. By Sue Barrett
Using charity challenges to change habits

Using charity challenges to change habits

Challenges like FebFast, Dry July and Ocsober can be great opportunities to get some perspective on your habits. By Bri Williams
Why a customer finding a spider in your product may not be as bad as you think

Why a customer finding a spider in your product may not be as bad as you think

Be sure to judge the tone of customer complaints in choosing how to respond. By Broede Carmody
Government considers scrapping increase to compulsory super guarantee after putting it on hold

Government considers scrapping increase to compulsory super guarantee after putting it on hold

The increase was put on hold until 2025 by the Abbott government in 2014, following a deal with the PUP. By Broede Carmody
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