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Tax discussion paper: Zero company tax for SMEs flagged

Tax discussion paper: Zero company tax for SMEs flagged

Australian small businesses would pay zero company tax but forfeit a range of tax concessions under one of the proposals flagged in the federal government’s tax discussion paper. By Eloise Keating
Origin and Energy Australia zapped with multi-million dollar fines over sales tactics

Origin and Energy Australia zapped with multi-million dollar fines over sales tactics

Energy providers Origin Australia and EnergyAustralia have been hit with a combined $3 million in penalties by the Federal Court of Australia over dodgy sales practices. By Kirsten Robb
Shark Tank recap: Viewers weigh in on “greedy” spaghetti deal while education marketplace WeTeachMe gets grilled

Shark Tank recap: Viewers weigh in on “greedy” spaghetti deal while education marketplace WeTeachMe gets grilled

Drama was high on last night’s episode of Shark Tank, spilling out on to social media as viewers debated if one shark’s deal was too “greedy”. By Kirsten Robb
Tax discussion paper: Treasury makes the case for higher GST rate

Tax discussion paper: Treasury makes the case for higher GST rate

The federal government has added artillery to its arsenal should it choose to push ahead for changes to the goods and services tax, with the tax discussion paper released by Treasury on the weekend making a strong case for change. By Eloise Keating
Mosman four-bedroom home sold $320,000 above reserve as Sydney buyers flock to auctions despite election day distraction

Mosman four-bedroom home sold $320,000 above reserve as Sydney buyers flock to auctions despite election day distraction

The NSW election on Saturday wasn’t enough to deter the thousands of buyers and spectators who turned out to the 1330 auctions held across Sydney on another strong auction weekend. By Kirsten Robb
Small business is no joke: Getting your team to laugh

Small business is no joke: Getting your team to laugh

It’s free and is guaranteed to make your team happier and more productive. This wonder business product is laughter. By Cara Waters
How involved should you be in recruitment?

How involved should you be in recruitment?

Here’s a look at whether you better off using an agency, as opposed to taking a more hands-on approach to recruitment. By Leo D’Angelo Fisher
What you need to know about peer-to-peer lending

What you need to know about peer-to-peer lending

Peer-to-peer lending promises to revolutionise small business finance. But there are also risks, both for lenders and borrowers. By Kevin Davis
Fast Lane: The Coalition’s win in NSW throws Abbott a lifeline

Fast Lane: The Coalition’s win in NSW throws Abbott a lifeline

Mike Baird’s win in Saturday’s New South Wales election is widely seen to have occurred despite Tony Abbott, not thanks to him. By Cara Waters
Samsung launches “smart signage” TV aimed at retailers and small businesses in Australia

Samsung launches “smart signage” TV aimed at retailers and small businesses in Australia

Samsung has launched a TV model called the Smart Signage TV, which is designed to be used as an out-of-the-box marketing display capable of dividing the display into multiple areas showing TV content, video, images or text. By Andrew Sadauskas
Apple rumoured to have a 4-inch iPhone 6C on the way

Apple rumoured to have a 4-inch iPhone 6C on the way

Apple is rumoured to be working on a 4-inch version of the iPhone 6, according to Taiwanese press reports. By Andrew Sadauskas
Lessons for your business from public urination

Lessons for your business from public urination

Believe it or not, the way authorities tackle the problem of public urination sheds light on some important customer behaviour principles. By Bri Williams
Five ways to find more sales growth using market segmentation

Five ways to find more sales growth using market segmentation

Without effective micro-segmentation, businesses risk missing niche or unique opportunities to grow their market. By Sue Barrett
Nitro’s Sam Chandler explains why it no longer makes sense for Australian startups to move to Silicon Valley

Nitro’s Sam Chandler explains why it no longer makes sense for Australian startups to move to Silicon Valley

Sam Chandler says there are two key reasons why it no longer necessarily makes sense for early-stage Australian startups to relocate their headquarters to Silicon Valley, as it did after he launched Nitro a decade ago. By Andrew Sadauskas
Help! I can’t find the staff I need for my new business

Help! I can’t find the staff I need for my new business

The big players might have the money and reputation, but your passion should be a powerful motivator for potential recruits. By Aunty B
How to think like a lawyer

How to think like a lawyer

"Thinking like a lawyer" can practically assist you in everyday life, through minimising risks, maximising success and avoiding costly decisions. By Kate Ashmor
Brewer fined for Chinese-made “Aussie Beer”; MYOB to float in $3 billion IPO in April: Midday Roundup

Brewer fined for Chinese-made “Aussie Beer”; MYOB to float in $3 billion IPO in April: Midday Roundup

The consumer watchdog has fined the Independent Liquor Group $10,200 for its “Aussie Beer” product, which was in fact made in China. By Eloise Keating and Kirsten Robb
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