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No pumping iron on the balcony during work hours: Fair Work flexes its muscles in bullying case

No pumping iron on the balcony during work hours: Fair Work flexes its muscles in bullying case

The Fair Work Commission has ordered a male employee to stop exercising on a balcony in front of one of his female colleagues, in an example of its wide-reaching powers under the anti-bullying provisions of the Fair Work Act. By Eloise Keating
Smart50 winners: Where are they now?

Smart50 winners: Where are they now?

Before tonight’s big reveal of the 2014 Smart50 list, we thought we'd take a glance back at some of the biggest and most successful Smart50 businesses from previous years – and catch up with where they are now. By Cara Waters
IBM wants to make it easier for you to access big data

IBM wants to make it easier for you to access big data

IBM has rolled out a beta version of a new product it claims will give average business users easy access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools. By Kirsten Robb
Good genes: How Robert Mair is building Fitgenes into a million-dollar listed company

Good genes: How Robert Mair is building Fitgenes into a million-dollar listed company

There is a definite entrepreneurial steak in Robert Mair’s DNA. By Eloise Keating
Going local: 10 ways to build a strong local profile for your business

Going local: 10 ways to build a strong local profile for your business

Marketing locally requires a different strategy to larger national brand-building campaigns. By Michelle Gamble
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FIRB "asleep at the wheel" on property investment

Despite clear rules and clear prohibitions, the Foreign Investment Review Board had failed to enforce laws restricting investment in real estate by foreign investors, Kelly O'Dwyer maintains. By Jonathan Chancellor
ImageBrief co-founder Simon Moss on relocating to New York, investments and a picture-perfect future

ImageBrief co-founder Simon Moss on relocating to New York, investments and a picture-perfect future

ImageBrief co-founder Simon Moss feels like the company is just starting to hit its “tipping point” and is excited about its future. By Kye White
How poor website technology choice unnecessarily cost this SME thousands

How poor website technology choice unnecessarily cost this SME thousands

In the wrong hands, minor alterations to websites cost 50 times what they should be. By Craig Reardon
Anchorage Capital offloads Dick Smith; Western Union eyes off SME forex market: Midday Roundup

Anchorage Capital offloads Dick Smith; Western Union eyes off SME forex market: Midday Roundup

Private equity outfit Anchorage Capital has moved to sell its 20% stake in Dick Smith Electronics, which it bought from Woolworths two years ago. By Eloise Keating
Pot smoking ferry driver’s reinstatement overturned

Pot smoking ferry driver’s reinstatement overturned

A Sydney ferry driver, who had won his job back after getting the sack for crashing his boat into a wharf and then failing a drug test, has had his reinstatement overturned by the full bench of the Fair Work Commission. By Kirsten Robb
The seven dumbest products Urban Outfitters has tried to sell

The seven dumbest products Urban Outfitters has tried to sell

With so many gaffes under its belt, is Urban Outfitters deliberately courting controversy or is it just really bad at reviewing products for potential offensiveness? By Kirsten Robb
25-year-old funds management company collapses

25-year-old funds management company collapses

An Australian investment research, advice and funds management company founded in 1989 has collapsed. By Eloise Keating
ASIC warns businesses over foreign exchange scam

ASIC warns businesses over foreign exchange scam

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has issued a warning over a foreign exchange scam which has been sucking in Australian businesses. By Cara Waters
How do I tell my boss she needs to fire someone?

How do I tell my boss she needs to fire someone?

It’s not your call as to whether or not this new employee should be fired. By Aunty B
Aussie SMEs spend $52,000 per year on IT: research

Aussie SMEs spend $52,000 per year on IT: research

Research shows Australian SMEs spent, on average, $52,100 on information technology products and services over the last 12 months. By Cara Waters
Social media increasingly important for B2B sales: IDC study

Social media increasingly important for B2B sales: IDC study

Senior corporate executives are increasingly using social media as part of their decision-making process for major business-to-business purchases, according to research by IDC. By Andrew Sadauskas
Apple claims record number of first day pre-orders yet again

Apple claims record number of first day pre-orders yet again

Apple has claimed pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have topped 4 million units in the first 24 hours, with chief executive Time Cook saying in a statement he was “thrilled customers love them as much as we do”. By Andrew Sadauskas
Australian authorities file more requests for user information, Google transparency report shows

Australian authorities file more requests for user information, Google transparency report shows

There has been another year-on-year increase in the number of requests Google has received from Australian government and law enforcement agencies, according to its latest transparency report. By Andrew Sadauskas
Aussie tech business Atmail tries a different route for overseas expansion

Aussie tech business Atmail tries a different route for overseas expansion

Atmail is the latest local business to branch out to the United States, opting for Santa Monica over Silicon Valley. By Eloise Keating
How to build a successful app

How to build a successful app

Just about anyone can build an app these days. The key is making sure it’s successful. By Nina Hendy
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