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Business Advice

Business advice from Elon Musk and other smart business leaders

There are many stumbling blocks when it comes to succeeding in the small business landscape. To help you through these challenges and motivate you,...
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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...
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WA Deputy Premier slams local council’s “heavy handed” actions as cafe faces $1 million fine

A Perth café owner could face $1 million in fines as a result of a dispute with its local council, which a senior politician...

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Why the Outback School of Business wants you to herd cattle and formulate business plans

Could a weekend wrangling cattle and making fences help refresh your business plan? Andrew Poots thinks it can, and he wants to prove it at...
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Why this Swedish business has no one in charge

Imagine running a business where no one is at the helm, where all decisions are voted on by staff and no one has the final...
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“Don’t call me”: Manager makes passionate plea for workers to leave him alone while on holidays

Most small business operators are all too familiar with fielding phone calls at all hours of the day and night, but one manager has...


Lumo Energy cops $10,000 fine from consumer watchdog after blaming price increases on regulator

An Australian energy retailer has paid a $10,800 fine after the Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission issued an infringement notice following concerns it was...

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Three steps for defining your company values from someone who helped scale a business from 25 people to a team of 500

Taking the time to outline company values may not always be at the top of the list of priorities for SMEs as their business...

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When everything changes but you

After my love letter to you all last week, this week it’s back to a bit of tough love. So things are going pretty well...
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Fair Work Ombudsman takes IGA operator to court over allegations young workers were underpaid $11,000

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings against an IGA supermarket operator over allegations he underpaid six staff as much as $11,000, as...

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