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Productivity Commission recommends hybrid enterprising bargaining contracts for SMEs: What it means for your business

Productivity Commission recommends hybrid enterprising bargaining contracts for SMEs: What it means for your business

Small businesses will be able to offer statutory employment contracts that combine elements of enterprise bargaining with individual agreements if the federal government adopts recommendation made by the Productivity Commission. By Eloise Keating
Queensland small business wins Instagram account back after social media campaign

Queensland small business wins Instagram account back after social media campaign

A Maroochydore photographer is celebrating today after her small business’s Instagram account was reinstated following a grassroots social media campaign. By Renee Thompson
Homewares retailer Moss River falls into voluntary administration

Homewares retailer Moss River falls into voluntary administration

A homewares retail chain that has been operating since 1975 is for sale, after falling into voluntary administration last month. By Eloise Keating
Former 7-Eleven franchisee caught underpaying worker $21,000

Former 7-Eleven franchisee caught underpaying worker $21,000

A former franchisee of a 7-Eleven store in Queensland has been fined nearly $7000 for underpaying a worker more than $20,000 and refusing to co-operate with the Fair Work Ombudsman. By Renee Thompson
Aussie exporters using Facebook to grow their business: Survey

Aussie exporters using Facebook to grow their business: Survey

More than 70% of Australian exporters are now using Facebook to build customers in their desired markets, with social media an increasingly attractive way of stimulating export sales. By Renee Thompson
RBA holds cash rate at 2%

RBA holds cash rate at 2%

The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the official cash rate at 2% for August. By Broede Carmody
The Gandels donate $1 million to Museum Victoria: Four things you might not know about one of Australia’s richest families

The Gandels donate $1 million to Museum Victoria: Four things you might not know about one of Australia’s richest families

One of Australia’s richest families has donated $1 million to Museum Victoria, the largest amount of money the organisation has ever received. By Broede Carmody
Tony Abbott rules out workplace relations changes before next election; SMSF adviser fined for misleading claims: Midday Roundup

Tony Abbott rules out workplace relations changes before next election; SMSF adviser fined for misleading claims: Midday Roundup

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reaffirmed his commitment to not changing the Australian workplace relations system in the current term of his government. By Renee Thompson and Eloise Keating
Merged Posse rounds up $5 million for Hey You app

Merged Posse rounds up $5 million for Hey You app

Online cafe startup Beat the Q PosseGroup has closed an oversubscribed $5 million funding round following a merger at the end of last year. By Denham Sadler
How to create diversity targets with teeth

How to create diversity targets with teeth

Australian business leaders are very capable of strategy development, setting aspirational targets, and overcoming barriers. Except when it comes to gender diversity. By Leith Mitchell
Barking up the right tree: How Chris Essex grew $6.4 million pet food company Big Dog

Barking up the right tree: How Chris Essex grew $6.4 million pet food company Big Dog

Chris Essex founded Big Dog Pet Foods in 2000 after deciding he wanted to step out of corporate life and start his own business. By Broede Carmody
Creativity: What separates the brilliant and the mediocre

Creativity: What separates the brilliant and the mediocre

The moment an Olympic swimmer hits the water is the moment they start to slow down. The best in the world simply decelerate slower than anyone else. So it is with creativity. By John Merrifield
Does competitive positioning matter?

Does competitive positioning matter?

All positioning is competitive, it's how you address the competition in your approach that makes all the difference. By Michel Hogan
Devil in the detail of website development

Devil in the detail of website development

The typical development costs associated with building a website have plummeted, but there are pitfalls to watch out for. By Craig Reardon
What to do if your conversion rates drop

What to do if your conversion rates drop

Sometimes, all that’s needed is a simple tweak to get your conversion rate back up. By Michelle Gamble
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