Dominic Powell

Dominic Powell

Dominic Powell is a part-time journalist at SmartCompany, and a full-time tech geek. When he’s not writing about Pokemon GO, you can find him reading or browsing record shops.
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Business Advice

How to set your out-of-office reply for peace of mind this Christmas

Many businesses are winding down today, with staff heading off to see family and friends for a well deserved break - but there are...
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Melbourne business accuses financial institutions of “playing God” over customer chargeback scams after losing $2000

A small business owner in Melbourne has questioned the role of financial institutions in credit card chargeback scams, as reports emerge of increasing numbers...
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Online retailer ordered to remove baby pillow ad that goes against community standards

An online retailer has been forced to take down advertising from social media after the Advertising Standards Board ruled its ad for a baby...


Toys R Us staff accused of reselling Hatchimal toy: When retailers are caught off guard by “on trend” products

Employees at toy retailer Toys R Us staff have been accused of purchasing and reselling a popular Christmas item before the toys hit shelves,...
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Watch out for this domain name scam landing in letterboxes this Christmas

Businesses have been warned by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to keep an eye out for a new scam hitting mailboxes across...


Medical Weightloss Institute enters voluntary administration after being named in the 2016 Shonky Awards

A medical institute that was included in this year's Shonky Awards has entered voluntary administration. However, the business is continuing to trade while administrators...

Social Media

How one pretentious LinkedIn photo “ruined” this man’s career

Many of us might not pay much attention to the photo associated with our public facing profiles on platforms like LinkedIn or Twitter. Most of the...


Get ready for 5 million shoppers to hit Australian stores tomorrow

Bricks-and-mortar retailers are warned to be ready for a rush tomorrow, with a Commonwealth Bank survey revealing Saturday December 17 will be the busiest...
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Workplace Health & Safety

Woman awarded $90,000 in damages after slipping on a grape at Coles

Businesses are being reminded to ensure the safety of their shop floors after a Sydney woman was awarded more than $90,000 in damages after slipping...


Why Vinomofo plans to get physical this Christmas

Online wine retailer Vinomofo will be delving into the world of bricks-and-mortar for the first time with the launch of a Melbourne pop-up store...

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eBook: How do I get found on Google?

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Make it easy for customers to find you with this easy simple guide to search marketing. Search engine optimisation (SEO) may still be a...
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