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RBA holds cash rate at 2% for September

RBA holds cash rate at 2% for September

The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the official cash rate at 2% for the month of September. By Broede Carmody
Opportunity for small business as Aldi plans to open 80 stores in a year

Opportunity for small business as Aldi plans to open 80 stores in a year

An internal Aldi letter has revealed its plans to open as many as 80 stores within 12 months creating opportunities for small businesses. By Eloise Keating
Underpayments scandal: 7-Eleven offers fee refund and help to franchisees who want out

Underpayments scandal: 7-Eleven offers fee refund and help to franchisees who want out

7-Eleven Australia has offered to refund franchising fees and help facilitate store sales for any franchisee that wishes to leave the chain. By Eloise Keating
Myer buys into TopShop to address falling profits

Myer buys into TopShop to address falling profits

Myer is buying 25% of the Australian TopShop franchise in a bid to boost its ailing balance sheet with the retail giant reporting today a 21% drop in underlying net profit to $77.5 million. By Cara Waters
Bruce Billson puts effects test to cabinet

Bruce Billson puts effects test to cabinet

Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson will today attempt to convince his federal cabinet colleagues to back the introduction of an effects test in Australian competition law. By Eloise Keating
“Tradition is tyranny of the dead”: Gary Hamel’s six ways to be an innovative leader

“Tradition is tyranny of the dead”: Gary Hamel’s six ways to be an innovative leader

Gary Hamel highlighted the high level of disengagement in businesses speaking at the AI Group leadership conference in Melbourne this morning. By Cara Waters
Pore form: Instagram is rife with business copycats, Frank Body coffee scrub co-founder says

Pore form: Instagram is rife with business copycats, Frank Body coffee scrub co-founder says

Copycat businesses attempting to ride on the coattails of other companies’ success is an “inevitable” part of using Instagram, according to one of the founders of coffee scrub brand Frank Body. By Eloise Keating
Shark Tank entrepreneur William Strange raises $1 million for sports-tracking business

Shark Tank entrepreneur William Strange raises $1 million for sports-tracking business

It’s been several months since Three65 Underwear founder William Strange graced national television screens, but the entrepreneur is celebrating a big milestone after raising $1 million in funding for his game-tracking GPS business. By Renee Thompson
Employee wins unfair dismissal case despite “inappropriate” emails to IT department

Employee wins unfair dismissal case despite “inappropriate” emails to IT department

An employee at a Melbourne college who went on an email tirade insulting the organisation’s IT department has won his unfair dismissal case despite the Fair Work Commission ruling his “destructive” communication style was a valid reason for his dismissal. By Renee Thompson
7-Eleven franchisee taken to court over claims workers were underpaid almost $50,000

7-Eleven franchisee taken to court over claims workers were underpaid almost $50,000

The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against a 7-Eleven franchisee over claims two migrant workers have been underpaid almost $50,000. By Eloise Keating
Don’t call me: How SME owners can contribute to better work life balances for employees

Don’t call me: How SME owners can contribute to better work life balances for employees

Employees in small to medium sized businesses are among those increasingly picking up the phone to respond to work queries after hours. By Renee Thompson
Golden Gaytime fan back with new product suggestions; Quickflix in another trading halt: Midday Roundup

Golden Gaytime fan back with new product suggestions; Quickflix in another trading halt: Midday Roundup

The ice cream fan who took credit for the introduction of Golden Gaytime tubs of ice cream has launched another campaign to lobby Streets to make two new Golden Gaytime-themed products. By Eloise Keating and Renee Thompson
Insta-success: The nitty gritty of what works for businesses on Instagram

Insta-success: The nitty gritty of what works for businesses on Instagram

It’s a social media platform with over 5 million active monthly users in Australia and brands all over the world are realising the benefits of engaging with their customers on Instagram. By Eloise Keating
Stop worrying and become a great tech entrepreneur: How Cyan Ta’eed did it

Stop worrying and become a great tech entrepreneur: How Cyan Ta’eed did it

Cyan Ta'eed has recently become one of the most sought-after women on the speaker circuit, especially for tech and entrepreneurial events. By Angela Priestley
How to defy our racist brains

How to defy our racist brains

It takes education and awareness to overcome an inbuilt innate racial bias. By Eve Ash
In a financial crisis HR can be on the money

In a financial crisis HR can be on the money

A commercial and strategic HR team can be one of your biggest allies in a financial crisis. By Sue-Ellen Watts
Why this spring is still a sellers’ market

Why this spring is still a sellers’ market

As we pass from winter to spring, all eyes are on property hotspots, Melbourne and Sydney. By Michael Banks
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