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How Fitbit is disrupting traditional business models

How Fitbit is disrupting traditional business models

You’ve probably noticed people sporting what looks to be a black plastic band on their wrist, you may even be wearing one yourself. By Cara Waters
Budget 2015: Bruce Billson reveals details of “most substantial small business package this country has seen”

Budget 2015: Bruce Billson reveals details of “most substantial small business package this country has seen”

The federal government will make it easier and cheaper for entrepreneurs to start a new business in next week’s budget, as part of what Small Business Minister Bruce Billson has labelled the “the most substantial small business package this country has seen”. By Eloise Keating
Switched on: How Christopher Stenhouse built home-grown video streaming platform Switch Media

Switched on: How Christopher Stenhouse built home-grown video streaming platform Switch Media

Switch Media founder Christopher Stenhouse says it is a truism of business that the company you start running is not usually the company you end up running. By Eloise Keating
Five business lessons my mother taught me

Five business lessons my mother taught me

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Fred Schebesta, director and co-founder of finder.com.au shares the powerful teachings of his mother Dr Kerrie Meades. By Fred Schebesta
Australian women killing it in the tech start-up space

Australian women killing it in the tech start-up space

It's the stuff that makes you look good, and your life and job easier, that really matters when it comes to technology. By Angela Priestley
Three things Shark Tank has taught us about getting investors to bite

Three things Shark Tank has taught us about getting investors to bite

I have a confession to make. I have become addicted to the Australian series of Shark Tank. By Yamini Naidu
Airtasker sets its eye on China following $6.5 million raise

Airtasker sets its eye on China following $6.5 million raise

Airtasker’s $6.5 million raise will be used to boost product development but more importantly plan for the company’s expansion into Asia, according to co-founder and chief executive Tim Fung. By Broede Carmody
Why opinions about your website vary so widely

Why opinions about your website vary so widely

It depends whose perspective you want to take, but web professionals, business owners and customers can have widely varied opinions on what makes for a good website. By Craig Reardon
RBA rate cut analysis: Reserve Bank battles the Aussie

RBA rate cut analysis: Reserve Bank battles the Aussie

The first Tuesday in May, another historic day for Australian interest rates: slashed to an all-time low of 2.00%. By Will Shepherd
RBA cuts cash rate by 25 basis points to 2%

RBA cuts cash rate by 25 basis points to 2%

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has cut the official cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.0% at its May meeting. By Jessie Richardson
SmartCompany Survey: Budget 2015

SmartCompany Survey: Budget 2015

Take our quick three minute survey to let us know what you are hoping for in next week’s federal budget and what you don’t want to see. By Cara Waters
“Slave-like conditions”: Labour hire operators with links to supermarket giants, KFC and Red Rooster exposed in ABC program

“Slave-like conditions”: Labour hire operators with links to supermarket giants, KFC and Red Rooster exposed in ABC program

Migrant workers that help produce food sold by Australia’s largest supermarkets and national fast food chains are being subjected to “slave-like conditions”, gross underpayments and even sexual harassment and assault, according to an investigation by ABC’s Four Corners. By Eloise Keating
ASX-listed strip club operator collapses

ASX-listed strip club operator collapses

The only strip club operator listed on the Australian Securities Exchange has collapsed into voluntary administration. By Kirsten Robb
Clive Palmer wins court case against CITIC Pacific; Flight Centre acquires Mexican travel agency: Midday Roundup

Clive Palmer wins court case against CITIC Pacific; Flight Centre acquires Mexican travel agency: Midday Roundup

Billionaire and federal MP Clive Palmer has successfully defended himself against a fraud case pursued by Chinese mining company CITIC Pacific in the Supreme Court. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
Café owner allegedly forced Indian workers to pay him tens of thousands to stay in the country

Café owner allegedly forced Indian workers to pay him tens of thousands to stay in the country

A café owner in Albury is facing court over allegations he made two of his Indian cooks pay him thousands of dollars to keep their jobs and stay in Australia. By Kirsten Robb
Budget 2015: Clamp down on pension asset test; govt readies for pharmacy sector fight over PBS changes

Budget 2015: Clamp down on pension asset test; govt readies for pharmacy sector fight over PBS changes

The federal government will put forward a plan to save as much as $1 billion by tightening the eligibility rules for the age pension in next week’s budget. By Eloise Keating
Joe Hockey sets up $127 million white-collar crime taskforce

Joe Hockey sets up $127 million white-collar crime taskforce

Treasurer Joe Hockey has today announced a new taskforce aimed at netting white-collar criminals, including businesses that dodge tax and commit financial fraud. By Kirsten Robb
NZ restaurant picks apart bad customer review: Why this small business owner says the customer is not always right

NZ restaurant picks apart bad customer review: Why this small business owner says the customer is not always right

New Zealand wine bar and restaurant Molten has turned the tables on a customer who posted a scathing review of the venue online by reviewing the customer on its own Facebook page. By Eloise Keating
MailChimp reveals the most popular emoji for email newsletter subject lines

MailChimp reveals the most popular emoji for email newsletter subject lines

Email newsletter provider MailChimp has released figures showing the 10 emoji most commonly used in email newsletter subject lines, one day after Instagram revealed more than one-in-three Australian posts on its social photo app now use emoji. By Andrew Sadauskas
Mozilla phasing out support for websites without HTTPS in Firefox

Mozilla phasing out support for websites without HTTPS in Firefox

Mozilla has begun phasing out support for websites that don’t use HTTPS encryption, with new features in Firefox to be limited to secure websites and access to existing browser features to be slowly phased out on non-secure websites. By Andrew Sadauskas
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