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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
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
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
Four takeaways from small business minister Kelly O’Dwyer’s address to the National Press Club

Four takeaways from small business minister Kelly O’Dwyer’s address to the National Press Club

O’Dwyer has given a clear indication that the federal government recognises it has more work to do to “better unleash the power of small businesses and free enterprise” in the Australian economy. By Eloise Keating
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
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
Five ways to raise money for your brilliant app idea

Five ways to raise money for your brilliant app idea

You need money to turn your great idea into a reality. Know all your options early to save on time and stress. By Dennis Benjamin
Freelancer founder Matt Barrie calls for small businesses to band together to fight NSW’s “grossly unpopular” lockout laws: “It’s killing our economy”

Freelancer founder Matt Barrie calls for small businesses to band together to fight NSW’s “grossly unpopular” lockout laws: “It’s killing our economy”

“It’s been absolutely devastating for small businesses... Venue owners are being bullied by police and too afraid to speak out.” By Broede Carmody
Admit it - no one really knows what’s going on in the property markets!

Admit it - no one really knows what’s going on in the property markets!

Even when armed with data and reports, we know far less about property investment than we'd like to admit. By Michael Yardney
The evidence is lacking in the case for a crackdown on tax deductions for work expenses

The evidence is lacking in the case for a crackdown on tax deductions for work expenses

Limiting tax deductibility is a blunt instrument that can have major unintended consequences for SME owners, writes the Small Business Ombudsman. By Kate Carnell
What's going on at Yahoo?

What's going on at Yahoo?

By some measures, Yahoo's core internet business is worth less than zero. By Eamonn Walsh
Why Uber’s complete design overhaul was two and a half years in the making

Why Uber’s complete design overhaul was two and a half years in the making

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick detailed the changes in a blog post on Tuesday. By Denham Sadler
Turnbull government to simplify tax rules for SMEs wanting to change legal structures

Turnbull government to simplify tax rules for SMEs wanting to change legal structures

The changes mean SME owners wanting to change how their business operates can do so without incurring a capital gains tax liability. By Broede Carmody
Dick Smith collapse: 22 head office jobs to go including chief financial officer; employees potentially underpaid annual leave

Dick Smith collapse: 22 head office jobs to go including chief financial officer; employees potentially underpaid annual leave

More job cuts have been announced at Dick Smith as the retailer's receivership continues. By Eloise Keating
Australians spend 10 hours a day on internet connected devices: The digital trends your SME needs to know

Australians spend 10 hours a day on internet connected devices: The digital trends your SME needs to know

Australians are becoming more attached to their smartphones and small businesses need to keep up or be left behind, according to research published today. By Broede Carmody
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