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“Get f-cked”: Swearing wharfie loses unfair dismissal case

“Get f-cked”: Swearing wharfie loses unfair dismissal case

The Fair Work Commission has ruled an employer was within its rights to dismiss an employee who told his colleagues to “get f-cked”, in a case that gives new meaning to the adage ‘swearing like a wharfie’. By Eloise Keating
Radio station ordered to pay $60,000 to employees it treated as volunteers

Radio station ordered to pay $60,000 to employees it treated as volunteers

A Melbourne radio station has been ordered to back-pay two former staff members more than $60,000 in outstanding wages and entitlements after it paid them just $20 for each program they produced and presented. By Broede Carmody
Five-year-old online wine wholesaler collapses but business finds new home with well-known brand

Five-year-old online wine wholesaler collapses but business finds new home with well-known brand

Online wine wholesale company Wine Growers Direct Australia has collapsed into administration, but the business has found a new home under the successful Crackawines.com.au brand. By Kirsten Robb
Keep Calm and Carry On: Why an independent Scotland is unlikely to affect Australian businesses

Keep Calm and Carry On: Why an independent Scotland is unlikely to affect Australian businesses

As the votes are counted for Scotland’s independence referendum, Australians continue to speculate as to whether a divided United Kingdom will have an impact on business here. By Broede Carmody
Free online tool set to help SMEs embrace diversity and avoid the “bamboo ceiling”

Free online tool set to help SMEs embrace diversity and avoid the “bamboo ceiling”

Australian businesses now have access to a free online tool to help them embrace cultural diversity. By Broede Carmody
Aussies flock to local baristas as big coffee-chains struggle to grind out market share

Aussies flock to local baristas as big coffee-chains struggle to grind out market share

It seems it is not just Melburnians who love their coffee. Australia wide, the $4.3 billion-dollar coffee industry is expected to grow by an annualised 3.2% over the next five years. By Kirsten Robb
GALLERY: Smart50 Awards

GALLERY: Smart50 Awards

A collection of pictures from the Smart50 Awards. By Kye White
The complete Smart50 wrap: All the winners

The complete Smart50 wrap: All the winners

The Smart50 has wrapped up for another year and you can read the profiles of all 50 companies, plus category winners, on the 2014 Smart50 home page. By Cara Waters
The GoPro video; digital paper; and prison gangs: Best of the Web

The GoPro video; digital paper; and prison gangs: Best of the Web

We’ve analysed the selfie to death, and now it’s time to turn our cultural attention to the phenomenon that is the GoPro video. By Bronwen Clune
Sydney-based brokerage firm fined $20,000; Trades franchise to launch in Australia tomorrow: Midday roundup

Sydney-based brokerage firm fined $20,000; Trades franchise to launch in Australia tomorrow: Midday roundup

A Sydney-based financial services provider has been slapped with a $20,400 fine by the Australia Securities and Investment Commission over two misleading statements made on its website in May this year. By Broede Carmody and Kirsten Robb
Regulation hold-ups put Australia at risk of falling behind in the equity crowdfunding stakes

Regulation hold-ups put Australia at risk of falling behind in the equity crowdfunding stakes

Australia is at risk of becoming one of the last developed markets in the world to act in support of equity crowdfunding, according to the founder of equity crowdfunding platform Equitise, Chris Gilbert. By Kye White
Former real estate agent sentenced to 15 months prison after stealing over $1 million from clients

Former real estate agent sentenced to 15 months prison after stealing over $1 million from clients

Former principal of The Strata Agency, Rachael Jena Kwaregen, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison with a non-parole period of nine months after pleading guilty earlier this year to stealing over $1 million from her strata clients. By Jennifer Duke
Shine bright like a Dimond: How Anna Dimond grew her $2 million jewellery company

Shine bright like a Dimond: How Anna Dimond grew her $2 million jewellery company

When Anna Dimond started her business with her sister Eran in 1996, the young women didn’t think twice about the challenges that lay ahead of them. By Kirsten Robb
A small business turning over millions should not be going broke

A small business turning over millions should not be going broke

Nearly every week we read about an Australian-owned business going broke – even though their turnover is in the millions. By Grant Field
Why property flips are likely to flop

Why property flips are likely to flop

Have you ever thought of tarting up an old property to on-sell and make a quick profit? By Michael Yardney
Perfect financial storm looms closer for Australia

Perfect financial storm looms closer for Australia

A number of factors are pointing to an impending economic crisis in Australia unless we shift our focus to the abundant opportunities available in Asia. By Scott Linden Jones
Seven reasons why you need to know your numbers

Seven reasons why you need to know your numbers

What is the most common reason that you are stressed as a small business owner? Most people would answer cash flow problems. By Finn Kelly
A look at ACCAN's Digital Ready Business Kit: SEO Video

A look at ACCAN's Digital Ready Business Kit: SEO Video

This week, ACCAN (the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network) released its Digital Ready Business Kit. Unfortunately, its SEO leaves a lot to be desired. By Jim Stewart
Alibaba IPO values the retail giant at more than eBay, Twitter and LinkedIn combined

Alibaba IPO values the retail giant at more than eBay, Twitter and LinkedIn combined

Alibaba will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, in what will be one of the biggest stock sales on record, surpassing the likes of Facebook and General Motors. By Kye White
YouTube to splash millions on its stars

YouTube to splash millions on its stars

YouTube is planning to spend millions of dollars on some of the platform’s biggest stars, says its head of entertainment, Alex Carloss. By Kye White
My worker is stuck in the past - how do I get him to look ahead?

My worker is stuck in the past - how do I get him to look ahead?

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? We can watch Hollywood’s Mad Men version of the workplace, or think back 20, 10 years in our own careers and re-live the good times. While also conveniently forgetting the less pleasant parts. By Aunty B
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