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‘You’ve got an hour’: Family sues NAB and Ombudsman after forced sale of farm

‘You’ve got an hour’: Family sues NAB and Ombudsman after forced sale of farm

The former owners of one of Australia’s largest stone fruit farms launched legal proceedings yesterday against the forced sale of their business, Murrawee Farms, when it was in receivership last year. By Cara Waters
Ski slope skirmish: Small marketing company wins legal stoush over the word ‘Thredbo’

Ski slope skirmish: Small marketing company wins legal stoush over the word ‘Thredbo’

A small marketing company has won a lengthy legal battle against its much bigger counterparts over the right to use the word “Thredbo”. By Eloise Keating
Awards too complex, says Fair Work Ombudsman

Awards too complex, says Fair Work Ombudsman

Many small Australian businesses are struggling to decipher overly complicated employment awards, according to Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James. By Eloise Keating
Lorna Jane reaches one million Facebook likes: Five lessons from the retailer’s social media success

Lorna Jane reaches one million Facebook likes: Five lessons from the retailer’s social media success

While Dean says Lorna Jane’s online sales equate to the sales of 16 bricks-and-mortar stores, the retailer’s social media presence is not just about converting sales. By Eloise Keating
James Packer to donate $200 million to charity

James Packer to donate $200 million to charity

Crown Resorts chairman James Packer is pledging to donate $200 million to charity over the next 10 years, with indigenous communities and the arts set to benefit. By Andrew Sadauskas
Sole traders three times more likely to die at work: Report

Sole traders three times more likely to die at work: Report

Sole traders and self-employed workers are three times more likely than employees to die in a workplace accident, according to shocking statistics from Safe Work Australia. By Andrew Sadauskas
Study reveals the cost of luring staff to fill skills shortages – and how to slash your wage bill

Study reveals the cost of luring staff to fill skills shortages – and how to slash your wage bill

A study has revealed how much businesses need to increase wages in order to lure a potential employee to a remote or regional location in order to fill a skills shortage, including home owners demanding $25,600 extra to relocate. By Andrew Sadauskas
Are you using outdated incentives to motivate your team?

Are you using outdated incentives to motivate your team?

Research consistently shows that money is not the most important factor in motivating your team. So what is? By Pollyanna Lenkic
A helping hand: How Mikkel Svane built a $76 million customer service platform

A helping hand: How Mikkel Svane built a $76 million customer service platform

In the early days of Zendesk, Mikkel Svane and his co-founders would fight over the “one good chair” in their loft office. The company now employs 600 people and in 2013, recorded annual revenues of $76 million. By Eloise Keating
Posse scores $1.5 million from investors, looks for retail tech partners

Posse scores $1.5 million from investors, looks for retail tech partners

Online shopping network Posse has raised $1.5 million from investors and may soon be leveraging its network of 50,000 shops and 110,000 shoppers to partner with other tech startups. By Kye White
Pitch perfect: Seven tips for crafting a memorable business proposal

Pitch perfect: Seven tips for crafting a memorable business proposal

Your marketing has been successful. You’ve been invited to present your proposal. What's next? By Michelle Gamble
Kresta shareholders urged to accept Chinese takeover bid; CBA cuts its five-year fixed mortgage rate: Midday Roundup

Kresta shareholders urged to accept Chinese takeover bid; CBA cuts its five-year fixed mortgage rate: Midday Roundup

The directors of curtains and blinds retailer Kresta are urging its shareholders to accept a $27.7 million takeover bid launched by Hong Kong-based trading company Suntarget Trading in a statement to the ASX. By Andrew Sadauskas and Eloise Keating
iPhones still Apple’s bread and butter as profits reach $US7.7 billion

iPhones still Apple’s bread and butter as profits reach $US7.7 billion

The iPhone is still Apple’s bread and butter gadget, as the tech titan reports strong quarterly profits led by its iPhone sales. By Kirsten Robb
The five biggest mistakes made in performance reviews

The five biggest mistakes made in performance reviews

There are two words that ignite dread in the hearts of employees and managers like nothing else: Performance review. By Darren Hill
The right way to link in: Four actions to improve your LinkedIn rep

The right way to link in: Four actions to improve your LinkedIn rep

In the first of a three-part series, Dionne Kasian-Lew explains how to build rapport with your LinkedIn network before you start spruiking your services. By Dionne Lew
Record breaking housing construction can't keep up with demand: BIS Shrapnel

Record breaking housing construction can't keep up with demand: BIS Shrapnel

The housing shortage is a much-lamented problem and BIS Shrapnel’s latest Building in Australia 2014-2029 report suggests that we may continue to feel its effects for some years. By Jennifer Duke
How do I subtly brag about being headhunted to my boss?

How do I subtly brag about being headhunted to my boss?

Why don’t you want the other job? If the pay is not as good, or the business not as good, then it’s not really anything to boast about. By Aunty B
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