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Small business owners take home smaller pay cheques but can bank on big assets

Small business owners take home smaller pay cheques but can bank on big assets

It may seem like a hard slog to be an Australian small business owner, but research suggests it’s worth it in the end. By Kirsten Robb
‘Ridiculous’ Ad Standards Board ruling as store forced to cover up nude toddler poster

‘Ridiculous’ Ad Standards Board ruling as store forced to cover up nude toddler poster

A Melbourne motorbike store has been forced to cover up a 30-year-old poster in its window showing a naked toddler after the advertisement was found to be sexual by the Advertising Standards Board. By Cara Waters
Aussie design website Canva scores $3.6 million in funding

Aussie design website Canva scores $3.6 million in funding

Graphic design startup Canva has raised an additional $3.6 million from new and existing investors which will help support the company’s rapid growth. By Kye White
Should you be entering business awards?

Should you be entering business awards?

Business awards can help you attract new business, generate press coverage and demonstrate your expertise. Here are some tips on how you can take out a top prize. By Nina Hendy
Parental leave funds should go to childcare: Productivity Commission

Parental leave funds should go to childcare: Productivity Commission

A draft report from the Productivity Commission has questioned the benefits of the federal government’s paid parental leave scheme, recommending some of the funding for the scheme would be better spent if directed to supporting childcare. By Eloise Keating
Pepkor buys Jan Cameron’s Postie Plus out of administration

Pepkor buys Jan Cameron’s Postie Plus out of administration

Embattled New Zealand retail chain Postie Plus is set join the business group that’s home to Australian discount department stores Best & Less and Harris Scarfe. By Eloise Keating
Infographic: The power of supermarkets

Infographic: The power of supermarkets

Here’s a look at how Australia’s supermarket industry concentration compares globally. By SmartCompany
Suits and Thai in Oz: Thailand food conglomerate to open 500 restaurants in Australia

Suits and Thai in Oz: Thailand food conglomerate to open 500 restaurants in Australia

Thailand food giant Charoen Pokphand Foods is set to continue its Aussie expansion by opening 500 Thai restaurants across the country. By Kirsten Robb
A FruChoc by any other name: Robern Menz defends iconic name rebrand

A FruChoc by any other name: Robern Menz defends iconic name rebrand

Iconic South Australian snack FruChocs dropped its long established name two years ago, rebranding to the moniker Choc Apricot Balls – but it seems some fans are still peeved off. By Kirsten Robb
Six lessons from Pandora’s box of behavioural tricks

Six lessons from Pandora’s box of behavioural tricks

Here are six behavioural lessons we can take from streaming music service Pandora's box of tricks. By Bri Williams
Aldi founder Karl Albrecht dies: Five things you didn’t know about this supermarket king

Aldi founder Karl Albrecht dies: Five things you didn’t know about this supermarket king

Karl Albrecht, the billionaire co-founder of discount German supermarket chain Aldi, has died aged 94. By Eloise Keating
Telstra and Optus rolling out 700 MHz 4G mobile services in Perth, Darwin, Esperance, Mildura, Griffith and Mt Isa

Telstra and Optus rolling out 700 MHz 4G mobile services in Perth, Darwin, Esperance, Mildura, Griffith and Mt Isa

Optus and Telstra have announced they will conduct commercial trials of 4G services using the 700 MHz spectrum, freed up by the switch from analogue TV services to digital. By Andrew Sadauskas
NBN launches ABG-style temporary satellite broadband service

NBN launches ABG-style temporary satellite broadband service

The NBN Co has launched a new satellite internet service for end users unable to access a commercial broadband internet service. By Andrew Sadauskas
69% of all smartphone app developers earn less than $US1000 per month: Survey

69% of all smartphone app developers earn less than $US1000 per month: Survey

Nearly 70% of all app developers are earning less than $US1000 per month, according to a global survey of 10,000 app developers compiled by analytics firm Vision Mobile. By Andrew Sadauskas
Brand in the boardroom

Brand in the boardroom

Building your brand is the work of your whole organisation, including the board. By Michel Hogan
Committees will fail, unless …

Committees will fail, unless …

There are some simple steps you can take to prevent committees in your workplace from failing. By Eve Ash
Shareholders launch class action against Newcrest; Dettol named Australia’s most trusted brand: Midday Roundup

Shareholders launch class action against Newcrest; Dettol named Australia’s most trusted brand: Midday Roundup

Australian mining giant Newcrest Mining could be in for a lengthy court battle, with law firm Slater & Gordon this morning launching a class action against the company on behalf of disgruntled shareholders. By Eloise Keating and Kirsten Robb
Stripe launches in Australia, says local market ripe for innovative web businesses

Stripe launches in Australia, says local market ripe for innovative web businesses

The launch of Stripe in Australia today is the “best thing since vegemite” says Stripe head of Australia/NZ, Susan Wu. By Bronwen Clune
My Lycra-loving boss wants me to compete in a triathlon! Help!

My Lycra-loving boss wants me to compete in a triathlon! Help!

Sadly for you it seems your boss has caught the triathlon bug. But that doesn’t mean you have to sign up as well. By Aunty B
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