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February and March mark the end for many businesses – don’t get caught out

February and March mark the end for many businesses – don’t get caught out

While the end-of-year holiday season can bring trips, gifts, vacations and all-round relaxation for many, it can also affect the cash flow of your business come February and March. By Colin Porter
Queensland voters head to the polls: What the election will mean for your SME

Queensland voters head to the polls: What the election will mean for your SME

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland has said SMEs will be better off under the incumbent Newman government, rather than the Annastacia Palaszczuk-led Labor Party. By Kirsten Robb
How simple housekeeping can help to close a capital raise

How simple housekeeping can help to close a capital raise

I often come across entrepreneurs who think that written agreements are unnecessary in the early stages of their business. Here's what they should be doing. By Clare Hallam
Rate cut won't reignite property market: John Symond

Rate cut won't reignite property market: John Symond

Another quarter or half percent interest rate cut won't make the property market hotter, John Symond thinks. By Jonathan Chancellor
Logistics business with $75 million in turnover collapses

Logistics business with $75 million in turnover collapses

One of Queensland’s largest logistics businesses, Keeforce Group, is for sale after collapsing into voluntary administration earlier this week. By Eloise Keating
Google’s revenue jumps 19% in 2014

Google’s revenue jumps 19% in 2014

Google released its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 results this morning, with full-year revenue in 2014 totalling $US66 billion ($A84.9 billion), up 19% year-on year. By Kye White
What to expect from Australian property markets in 2015

What to expect from Australian property markets in 2015

Last year was a great year for many property investors. But what does 2015 hold for investors? By Michael Yardney
Yeast and desist: Pizza Hut forced to pull Vegemite pizza ads for “legal reasons”

Yeast and desist: Pizza Hut forced to pull Vegemite pizza ads for “legal reasons”

Pizza Hut Australia has been forced to remove advertising material for its latest promotion, after the parent company of Vegemite objected to the unauthorised use of the iconic spread’s name and logo. By Eloise Keating
Vocation CEO finally resigns; Queensland restaurant fined $15,000 for not back-paying apprentice: Midday Roundup

Vocation CEO finally resigns; Queensland restaurant fined $15,000 for not back-paying apprentice: Midday Roundup

Mark Hutchison, the chief executive officer of embattled training provider Vocation, has finally resigned after months of speculation his head was on the chopping block. By Kirsten Robb
How one typo led to the demise of a 124-year-old Welsh family business

How one typo led to the demise of a 124-year-old Welsh family business

Cardiff engineering firm Taylor & Sons Ltd has won an £8.8 million lawsuit against the British government after an errant letter ‘s’ led to the business being mistakenly named as having collapsed. By Kirsten Robb
The 10 most used buzzwords in LinkedIn profiles in Australia

The 10 most used buzzwords in LinkedIn profiles in Australia

When you’re searching for potential employees on LinkedIn chances are the word “passionate” will feature highly. By Eloise Keating
Help! My workplace is too boring

Help! My workplace is too boring

I’m guessing you are from Generation X or Y, because this is the same mantra I hear from my own younger employees. By Aunty B
Apple reports the biggest quarterly profit of any listed company in history: $22.6 billion

Apple reports the biggest quarterly profit of any listed company in history: $22.6 billion

Apple has recorded the largest quarterly profit of any publicly listed company in history, posting a massive $US18 billion ($A22.6 billion) quarterly profit, off revenues of $74.59 billion, up 30% from a year earlier. By Andrew Sadauskas
Australia ranked in the top 10 places in the world to do business

Australia ranked in the top 10 places in the world to do business

Aussie small business owners may be surprised to learn Australia is considered to be one the easiest places in the world to run a business. By Kirsten Robb
BlackBerry Classic launches in Australia

BlackBerry Classic launches in Australia

The BlackBerry Classic smartphone has launched in Australia, with the business-focused Android app-compatible smartphone now available through Telstra. By Andrew Sadauskas
The best 18 free online courses for small business owners in 2015

The best 18 free online courses for small business owners in 2015

From accounting basics to tips for managing the company of the future, these courses will help you work on, instead of in, your business. By Eloise Keating
Gerry Harvey slams business groups for neglecting taxpaying Australian businesses

Gerry Harvey slams business groups for neglecting taxpaying Australian businesses

Australian business groups are putting the interests of tax-avoiding multinational corporations ahead of taxpaying Australian businesses, according to billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey. By Eloise Keating
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