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Small businesses stung through mining tax repeal compromises

Small businesses stung through mining tax repeal compromises

The federal government has succeeded in repealing the mineral resource rent tax following a deal reached with the Palmer United Party, but tax experts warn small businesses could be stung by the axing of measures funded by the tax. By Andrew Sadauskas
Federal government pushing ahead with plans for Fair Work Commission appeals body

Federal government pushing ahead with plans for Fair Work Commission appeals body

Federal Employment Minister Eric Abetz is pushing ahead with plans to introduce an independent appeals body for the Fair Work Commission, despite criticism from the opposition and the Law Council of Australia. By Andrew Sadauskas
How do I know if it’s time to leave my job?

How do I know if it’s time to leave my job?

The fact you are daydreaming about how wonderful a new job would be is about as close as you’ll get to a ten-foot sign telling you it’s time for a change. By Aunty B
EU regulators investigate Facebook’s $US16 billion bid for WhatsApp

EU regulators investigate Facebook’s $US16 billion bid for WhatsApp

European Union antitrust regulators are investigating Facebook’s $US16 billion ($A17.7b) bid for messaging service WhatsApp made earlier this year. By Kirsten Robb
FreeviewPlus launches in Australia today

FreeviewPlus launches in Australia today

Free-to-air TV gets a shakeup today with the long awaited release of FreeviewPlus. By Kirsten Robb
Computer business with “blue chip” customer base and 80 staff collapses

Computer business with “blue chip” customer base and 80 staff collapses

A Sydney-based computer repair business that turned over $11.3 million in the 2013-14 financial year has collapsed. By Eloise Keating
Expert opinion: How Emily Yue helped create $1 million consultancy business Expert360

Expert opinion: How Emily Yue helped create $1 million consultancy business Expert360

Making the leap from a full-time management consulting job to her own startup was a big step for 29-year-old Sydneysider Emily Yue, but one that is paying off. By Eloise Keating
Why an effects test could help fix our failed competition policy

Why an effects test could help fix our failed competition policy

The problem with big business’ plans to scupper competition reform is that it eats away at the capacity of the SME sector to compete, innovate and drive productivity. By Peter Strong
How does your website score on this 10-point effectiveness checklist?

How does your website score on this 10-point effectiveness checklist?

There’s much more to a great website than meets the eye. By Craig Reardon
Sydney needs to be Australia’s startup capital, says Mike Cannon-Brookes

Sydney needs to be Australia’s startup capital, says Mike Cannon-Brookes

Australia needs a single city where all its tech startups are concentrated, and that city should be Sydney, according to Atlassian co­founder Mike Cannon-­Brookes. By Kye White
Is change really as good as a holiday?

Is change really as good as a holiday?

Companies most likely to be successful in making change work to their advantage are the ones that no longer view change as an isolated event to be managed. By Brian Walker
RBA leaves rates unchanged for 13th month

RBA leaves rates unchanged for 13th month

The Reserve Bank of Australia has chosen to leave the overnight cash rate at 2.5% for September. By Jessie Richardson
SEO, SEM: is it all just marketing smoke and mirrors?

SEO, SEM: is it all just marketing smoke and mirrors?

It can be difficult to understand what’s being done by SEO and SEM companies and how to measure performance for business owners without marketing experience. By Michelle Gamble
Aussie drone business moves to US to follow funding; DesignCrowd reaches $20 million in payments: Midday Roundup

Aussie drone business moves to US to follow funding; DesignCrowd reaches $20 million in payments: Midday Roundup

An Australian drone company has high-tailed it out of the country to follow funding from a US university. By Kirsten Robb and Cara Waters
Help! I have a brilliant business idea but I’m worried someone will steal it

Help! I have a brilliant business idea but I’m worried someone will steal it

The reality is most people are too lazy to put in the effort that is required to turn your idea into reality. By Aunty B
Big business tries to scupper competition reform before it gets off the ground

Big business tries to scupper competition reform before it gets off the ground

Big business lobby groups have set out to crush the reform of Australia’s competition law spearheaded by Small Business Minister Bruce Billson. By Cara Waters
Small business owners are control freaks when it comes to super: SMSF report

Small business owners are control freaks when it comes to super: SMSF report

Almost one quarter of Australian small business owners are members of a self-managed super fund, according to research. By Kirsten Robb
Here come the disruptors: SME lending gets a shake-up with PayPal and Amazon eyeing the Australian market

Here come the disruptors: SME lending gets a shake-up with PayPal and Amazon eyeing the Australian market

Small business used to be dependent solely on the banks for finance but PayPal’s recent move into the Australian market is setting a bomb under SME lending. By Cara Waters
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