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Eloise Keating

Eloise Keating

Eloise Keating is the editor of SmartCompany. Previously, Eloise was news editor at Books+Publishing, the trade press for the Australian book industry.
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Competition

Rod Sims: ACCC will drag big businesses to court over unfair contract terms in 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission intends to take a number of big businesses to court this year for subjecting small businesses to grossly...
Yume founder Katy Barfield

Funding

Fairfax family and major investors inject $2.6 million into Melbourne-based food waste startup Yume

A Melbourne-founded startup that is using an online marketplace to reduce tonnes of food waste across Australia has secured $2.6 million in funding from...

Marketing

Why Sportsgirl is using its 70-year brand history to take on the international fashion retailers arriving in Australia

Staying true to a "brand personality" that has been developed over 70 years will help Sportsgirl apart from the wave of international fashion retailers...
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Social Media

SMEs searching for social skills, but LinkedIn’s the platform of choice

Small and medium businesses are hungry for more information about how to use social media to grow their businesses, with many admitting they’ve so...
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Technology

Cloud computing comes of age, but websites are a challenge for SMEs: SmartCompany Tech Survey

Small and medium businesses have heard the words “cloud computing” continually bandied about over recent years but it appears SMEs are now starting to...
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Advertising

Wicked Campers vans could soon be de-registered in Queensland under vehicle advertising law

Businesses that fail to remove offensive slogans from their vehicles in Queensland will face the prospect of having their registrations cancelled, as a result...
Nick Xenophon

Politics

Nick Xenophon Team to vote against Coalition’s paid parental leave changes and cuts to family payments

The federal government’s plans to reform paid parental leave arrangements and cut family tax benefits have hit a speed bump, with the Nick Xenophon...
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Tax

ATO to crack down on businesses misusing R&D tax breaks

The Australian Tax Office has warned business operators and advisers that it is ramping up its efforts to target the misuse of research and...
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Retail

Howards Storage World to emerge from voluntary administration following sale to unnamed buyer

Retail chain Howards Storage World will emerge from voluntary administration, with administrators Deloitte securing a sale of the business and its franchise network to...

Politics

Government to extend paid parental leave scheme by two weeks but “double dipping” still on chopping block

The federal government will add another two weeks to the current paid parental leave scheme as part of a series of compromises on stalled...
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