Spanish retail giant Zara forces Canberra small business into name change

Canberra small business owner Neda Luketic has been forced to completely rebrand her children’s clothing company after receiving an infringement notice from retail giant Zara. by Eloise Keating
Small SEO changes, big impacts, and the importance of setting up Google Authorship correctly: Video

Small SEO changes, big impacts, and the importance of setting up Google Authorship correctly: Video

You probably have a general idea of what authorship is. It’s official credit for having written something – and it can have a big impact on your search rankings. By Jim Stewart

JB Hi-Fi chief quits: Terry Smart on why he’s leaving and how the retailer picked a successor

Planning well for a change in leadership is one of the ways a company can maintain its culture, says outgoing JB Hi-Fi chief executive Terry Smart. by Eloise Keating

DesignCrowd COO tells why the $10 million business is expanding overseas

Australian crowdsourcing website DesignCrowd today announced it has opened a new office in the Philippines, in a move to support the company’s rapid growth in the Asia-Pacific region. by Broede Carmody

Hockey’s budget roadmap: Industry assistance, age pension and welfare payments on Treasurer’s hit list

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has used a speech in Sydney to give some insight into his plans for next month’s budget, which will launch what he has termed the government’s “budget repair job”. by Eloise Keating
Watching your children leave home

Watching your children leave home

Letting go of your business can be a wrenching task for a business founder. By Paul Wallbank

Australian hotels hopeful about year ahead, but online presence key to driving profits

Hotel operators are more optimistic about business conditions compared to last year, according to the latest TripBarometer study by travel website TripAdvisor. by Broede Carmody

eBay launches Bubs’ Corner site to target time-poor parents

Online auction site eBay Australia has launched Bubs’ Corner, a dedicated section for baby essentials in a move aimed squarely at time-poor new parents. by Cara Waters
Why is finding good IT staff so hard?

Why is finding good IT staff so hard?

The solution to growing the right internal IT resources is to understand the difference between operational, tactical and strategic IT work. By David Markus

Anzac Day confusion: Opening hours for the 2014 public holiday

Is your business open or closed on Anzac Day? Not sure? Well you’re not the only one. by Cara Waters

Apple declares jump in profit, despite surprise 16% drop in iPad shipments

Apple has announced a 7% jump in net profit along with a seven-for-one stock split, despite an alarming 16% year-on-year drop in iPad unit shipments. by Andrew Sadauskas

Facebook’s quarterly net income nearly triples

Facebook has released its first quarter results, announcing its net income has nearly tripled year-on-year to $US642 million, up from $US219 million a year earlier. by Andrew Sadauskas

Another PC industry blow as smartphone component production causes LCD display shortages

The rapid growth of a range of smartphone components is putting pressure on LCD display supplies, according to a leading industry analyst. by Andrew Sadauskas
A storm of competition is brewing in the cloud: Control Shift

A storm of competition is brewing in the cloud: Control Shift

From time to time, there’s a buzzword from the tech industry that everyone wants to get behind. Right now, that buzzword is “the cloud” – and it’s leading to intense competitive forces. By Andrew Sadauskas
Can the ATO reinvent itself? The push for a more “user-friendly” tax agency

Can the ATO reinvent itself? The push for a more “user-friendly” tax agency

Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan is looking at how the ATO can reinvent itself as a more responsive and “user-friendly” agency. But can it work? By Terry Hayes
No-frills alternatives are helping our favourite brands survive

No-frills alternatives are helping our favourite brands survive

The recent intensification of the supermarket wars has seen the introduction of more sophisticated and aggressive branding strategies by Coles and Woolworths. By Andrew Hughes

Greens push for tax on millionaires; Transurban in trading halt: Midday Roundup

The Greens want to tax trusts and those earning more than $1 million in order to alleviate budget concerns without punishing the genuinely needy. by Broede Carmody and Eloise Keating

Investors intend to boost property portfolios over next three months: MLC survey

Investors in all states except South Australia and the Northern Territory plan to increase their exposure to property over the June quarter, a sentiment survey has found. by Zoe Fielding

Cybercrime on the increase with companies failing to keep up

The 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report has found that 92% of all security incidents over a 10-year period can be traced to nine basic attack patterns that vary from industry to industry. by StartupSmart
My employee named his dog after me! Help!

My employee named his dog after me! Help!

I spent years trying to convince a friend, who is a writer for Neighbours, to name a character or even a dog after me. By Aunty B
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