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Former franchisees say Wendys took out a caveat on their home

Former franchisees say Wendys took out a caveat on their home

A former Wendys franchisee claims the hot dog and ice cream chain took out a caveat on their house and eventually cost them their superannuation and life savings, after it convinced them to take on two failing stores. By Andrew Sadauskas
Homeart collapse: Homeware retailer up for sale after being placed in administration

Homeart collapse: Homeware retailer up for sale after being placed in administration

Iconic national homeware chain Homeart is for sale after collapsing into administration last week. By Andrew Sadauskas
Hockey says Coalition will take any wage change to an election; Apple’s Australian tax bill falls despite record revenues: Midday Roundup

Hockey says Coalition will take any wage change to an election; Apple’s Australian tax bill falls despite record revenues: Midday Roundup

The federal government has vowed not to make changes to the working conditions of minimum wage earners’ without the stamp of approval from voters. By Andrew Sadauskas and Eloise Keating
HERO Condoms founder Dustin Leonard: How I used LinkedIn to snare a high-profile business mentor and get a supermarket deal

HERO Condoms founder Dustin Leonard: How I used LinkedIn to snare a high-profile business mentor and get a supermarket deal

Dustin Leonard has a LinkedIn email to thank for securing shelf space in IGA Supermarkets for his products and snaring meetings with Coles and Woolworths to do the same. By Eloise Keating
Mortgage broker faces court over alleged Myra Financial Services $110 million fraud

Mortgage broker faces court over alleged Myra Financial Services $110 million fraud

A woman charged over alleged involvement in one of Australia’s largest home loan frauds faced court in Melbourne yesterday. By Cara Waters
“We’re going to end up with a better system”: Jeff Kennett says ACCC action against Coles will stop supermarket bullying

“We’re going to end up with a better system”: Jeff Kennett says ACCC action against Coles will stop supermarket bullying

Grocery suppliers have already begun to receive compensation from Coles, following the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s legal action against the supermarket giant over its treatment of suppliers. By Eloise Keating
The unique retailing experience of island communities

The unique retailing experience of island communities

Island economies can throw up some quirky examples of how retailers can serve a community. By Kevin Moore
Cellular Accessories For Less in legal brawl with former employee: Who owns your LinkedIn connections?

Cellular Accessories For Less in legal brawl with former employee: Who owns your LinkedIn connections?

The ownership of LinkedIn contacts is in question after a judge in the United States ruled LinkedIn contacts could be considered a trade secret. By Cara Waters
Ultra Tune’s racy pop-up ads tread sexist ground, say complainants

Ultra Tune’s racy pop-up ads tread sexist ground, say complainants

The advertising watchdog has dismissed a complaint against Ultra Tune, after the car service company was again accused of objectifying women. By Eloise Keating
Cool rider: How Meindert Wolfraad is making cycling Lekker (that’s tasty in Dutch)

Cool rider: How Meindert Wolfraad is making cycling Lekker (that’s tasty in Dutch)

Meindert Wolfraad struggled to find the right bike to ride when he moved to Australia, so like any budding entrepreneur, he set about fixing his problem by creating a business. By Eloise Keating
My assistant towers above me – can I tell her to get some new shoes?

My assistant towers above me – can I tell her to get some new shoes?

You need to get off your high horse. When did people start assuming they can dictate every single aspect of their employees’ lives? By Aunty B
Group messages and video capture: Twitter adds new features

Group messages and video capture: Twitter adds new features

Twitter has unveiled two new features on its platform overnight: direct group messaging and mobile video capture. By Kirsten Robb
War of words erupts between licensed post office advocacy groups following Senate inquiry

War of words erupts between licensed post office advocacy groups following Senate inquiry

A war of words has erupted between two groups representing franchised and licensed post offices (LPOs), following a key Senate inquiry into Australia Post that concluded in November 2014. By Andrew Sadauskas
Australia’s sporting advantage key to startups tackling global markets

Australia’s sporting advantage key to startups tackling global markets

Australia is a world leader when it comes to sporting technology but more could be done to support its sports-tech startups, according to the founder of a company that specialises in helping athletes and individuals recover from injuries. By Broede Carmody
Pinterest to pin down users with more ads

Pinterest to pin down users with more ads

Pinterest will start to push more ‘Promoted Pins’, otherwise known as ad content, on to its users in coming weeks. By Kirsten Robb
The three critical components of your website – and how understanding them can save you a packet

The three critical components of your website – and how understanding them can save you a packet

Understanding the different layers of your website, and knowing what to ask for, can save you a packet. By Craig Reardon
Harry Triguboff's hopes hit $15 billion for Meriton

Harry Triguboff's hopes hit $15 billion for Meriton

Apartment development group founder Harry Triguboff has raised the bar on his hopes for the sale price of Meriton to as high as A$15 billion. By Jonathan Chancellor
Where are the female tradies?

Where are the female tradies?

Male domination of the manual trades is persistent and resistant to change – unlike the professions and management where women are breaking through the glass ceiling. By Karen Struthers
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