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yesterdayMonday, 25 May 2015

Confectionery importer Blue Thistle collapses after 17 years in business

A West Australian-based business which has imported and sold confectionery, chocolate and soft drinks from the US and UK for 17 years has collapsed into voluntary administration. by Eloise Keating
 

Brett Blundy to float Adairs in $200 million IPO

Rich Lister Brett Blundy could pull off his second successful initial public offering in six months, with reports manchester and homewares retailer Adairs is on the home stretch for a $224 million float next month. by Eloise Keating
 

yesterdayMonday, 25 May 2015

How to pitch for business using behavioural economics

How you format and structure your business pitches and proposals can make a massive difference to how effective they are. by Bri Williams
 

Friday, 22 May 2015

Small businesses “cop abuse” after PayPal error takes double payments from accounts

PayPal is under fire for an error that saw the payment provider mistakenly double up on money taken from its customer’s accounts, with small businesses complaining they’ve “copped abuse” from their own clients over the blunder. by Kirsten Robb
 

Starting a business “relatively easy” in Australia but exiting is too hard: Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has released its draft report into the barriers associated with setting up and closing a business as part of its ongoing inquiry into red tape. by Broede Carmody
 

Shark Tank judge Naomi Simson’s one tip for e-commerce success

Online retailers can get caught up focusing on how their virtual shopfronts look and miss the one thing that will give their business scalability, according to RedBalloon founding director and Shark Tank judge Naomi Simson. by Eloise Keating
 

Record-breaking Aussie beekeeper entrepreneurs return to Indiegogo as production begins in Queensland

The Australian father and son duo that raised more than $15 million in funding in a month on Indiegogo have returned to the crowdfunding platform to continue to pre-sell their popular invention. by Broede Carmody
 

Restaurant review platform Eatability to close next month

Home-grown restaurant directory and review website Eatability will close at the end of June, less than three years after it was acquired by telco Optus for $6 million. by Eloise Keating
 

How meeting celebs like David Bowie changed Janine Allis’ career

Janine Allis is a self-described "girl from the burbs who had no idea about business." She never went to university, never finished school and never had too many career ambitions as a teenager. by Angela Priestley
 
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