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Munro family buys $20 million retail chain Mountfords Shoes

Munro family buys $20 million retail chain Mountfords Shoes

Melbourne shoe retailer Mountfords Shoes has found a new home with rapidly growing footwear group, Munro Shoes. By Eloise Keating
Australia Post embroiled in underpayment claims

Australia Post embroiled in underpayment claims

Australia Post is at the centre of claims some principal contractors are underpaying their sub-contractors and in some cases not being paid for sorting parcels By Renee Thompson
The 10 industries with the worst gender pay gap revealed

The 10 industries with the worst gender pay gap revealed

The occupation with the worst gender pay gap is electrical trades, according to an index that reveals the top 10 worst industries for a woman expecting equal pay for equal work. By Renee Thompson
Plumber’s unfair dismissal case goes down the drain after using work phone to access dating sites and porn

Plumber’s unfair dismissal case goes down the drain after using work phone to access dating sites and porn

A former plumber who used his work mobile phone to access dating sites and pornography has lost his unfair dismissal case after being sacked for failing to follow company procedures. By Broede Carmody
Restaurant owner hits back at negative Facebook review: “Jump out from behind the safety of your PC and grow a set”

Restaurant owner hits back at negative Facebook review: “Jump out from behind the safety of your PC and grow a set”

The Facebook page of a restaurant and bar in Scotland has been flooded with reviews after the venue’s manager told one reviewer to “grow a set”. By Eloise Keating
Kim-cheep: Korean restaurant owner claims he paid workers $12 an hour because he feared retribution from rivals

Kim-cheep: Korean restaurant owner claims he paid workers $12 an hour because he feared retribution from rivals

A Korean restaurant in New South Wales says it advertised for staff for as little as $12 an hour because it was afraid of the potential backlash from competitors if it were to pay them the award rate. By Broede Carmody
Reddit’s community in meltdown: Three tips for managing a crisis

Reddit’s community in meltdown: Three tips for managing a crisis

Social media platform Reddit has entered crisis management mode in the wake of mass protests that saw many of its messaging boards shut down. By Broede Carmody
Retailers lag as Australian consumers more confident shopping online: Study

Retailers lag as Australian consumers more confident shopping online: Study

More Australians are comfortable shopping online but heightened expectations about what retailers can provide means businesses need to lift their digital game. By Renee Thompson
RBA keeps interest rates on hold at 2%

RBA keeps interest rates on hold at 2%

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept interest rates on hold at 2.0% at its July meeting today. By Cara Waters
Bruce Billson rules out lifting super age to 65; Former mortgage broker charged with $7 million fraud: Midday Roundup

Bruce Billson rules out lifting super age to 65; Former mortgage broker charged with $7 million fraud: Midday Roundup

Acting Treasurer and Small Business Minister Bruce Billson has hosed down concerns the government could lift minimum age individuals can access their superannuation from 55 to 65. By Broede Carmody
3 reasons why women and IT are a great fit

3 reasons why women and IT are a great fit

Despite many women choosing a career path outside IT, the industry is actually well suited to many women's skillsets. By Jacqueline McCudden
How to choose a crowdfunding platform

How to choose a crowdfunding platform

With the explosive growth in crowdfunding, we’ve seen a lot of different crowdfunding platforms popping up, each looking for their cut of the $30 billion that will be raised in this year. By Mark Pesce
Selling sweet: How Peta Granger is helping grow Lush Fresh Homemade Cosmetics, a $36 million business with a conscience

Selling sweet: How Peta Granger is helping grow Lush Fresh Homemade Cosmetics, a $36 million business with a conscience

Peta Granger’s first job with Lush Fresh Homemade Cosmetics was a casual sales assistant position while she was backpacking in Europe. There she found the inspiration she was looking for and has stayed with the company since. By Eloise Keating
Preparing young people for work: do we really have a crisis?

Preparing young people for work: do we really have a crisis?

In the last 12 months, Australian governments of all persuasions have alluded to a crisis in how we prepare young people for trade and technical jobs. By Kira Clarke
Will you ever look at your franchise agreement again? Four common mistakes franchisors make

Will you ever look at your franchise agreement again? Four common mistakes franchisors make

Startup franchisors rarely understand the complexity of the franchise relationship, and often make mistakes which they later regret. By Jason Gehrke
What do we care about deeply enough to solve, design or build for?

What do we care about deeply enough to solve, design or build for?

The way each of us thinks about the opportunities around us, combined with the skills we have to develop a unique perspective, must be at the heart of Australian small business growth. By Kate Eriksson
Laying the foundations for being a successful small retailer

Laying the foundations for being a successful small retailer

The new apartment block developments in our cities have opened up new retail opportunities. By Kevin Moore
Now you can advertise like the big guys

Now you can advertise like the big guys

But only need spend a fraction of what they do. By Craig Reardon
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