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I scream, you scream: Aussies scream for the $800 million ice-cream industry

I scream, you scream: Aussies scream for the $800 million ice-cream industry

The $800 million Australian ice-cream industry is scooping up profits, with premium products providing a tasty topping. By Kirsten Robb
Help! Our HR manager wants to tell everyone it’s my birthday

Help! Our HR manager wants to tell everyone it’s my birthday

I prefer the more discreet approach of just muttering vaguely about now being a “30 something”. By Aunty B
Show’s over: Logistics company collapses into administration

Show’s over: Logistics company collapses into administration

Specialist transport and logistics company Australian Entertainment Logistics has collapsed into administration. By Cara Waters
Small business confidence growing, PayPal reveals details of planned partnership with banks: Midday Roundup

Small business confidence growing, PayPal reveals details of planned partnership with banks: Midday Roundup

Confidence among small and medium businesses has bounced back strongly, according to the latest Sensis Business Index. By Adam Anticaglia
Workplace stress compensation claims soar

Workplace stress compensation claims soar

The number of employees seeking compensation over workplace-related stress is on the rise, with $273 million paid out during 2013-14 in Victoria alone. By Kirsten Robb
Employee to fight unfair dismissal after being sacked for personal use of company laptop

Employee to fight unfair dismissal after being sacked for personal use of company laptop

A Brisbane-based mining company employee is pushing forward with his unfair dismissal case after he was sacked for using his work laptop and broadband internet dongle while on sick leave. By Kirsten Robb
Apple’s latest quarterly results show iPad unit sales fell 13% and growth from China was weak

Apple’s latest quarterly results show iPad unit sales fell 13% and growth from China was weak

Apple has posted profits of $US8.5 billion ($A 9.679 billion) in the quarter to September 27, up from $US7.5 billion a year earlier, with total revenues up 12% to $US42.123 billion, despite China and iPad sales remaining sluggish. By Andrew Sadauskas
ASIC warns Australia a “paradise” for white-collar crime

ASIC warns Australia a “paradise” for white-collar crime

The chairman of the corporate regulator warned Australia is a “paradise for white-collar criminals” in a speech yesterday for the Walkley Foundation. By Adam Anticaglia
Lenovo wants to eat BlackBerry: takeover rumours resurface

Lenovo wants to eat BlackBerry: takeover rumours resurface

BlackBerry is once again the subject of takeover speculation, with its share price surging following rumours Chinese electronics giant Lenovo is interested in launching a bid for the company. By Andrew Sadauskas
Bye bye Nokia: Microsoft prepares to drop the “Nokia” brand in favour of just “Lumia”

Bye bye Nokia: Microsoft prepares to drop the “Nokia” brand in favour of just “Lumia”

Microsoft is reportedly preparing to finally end the use of the “Nokia” brand for its mobile phone division, with its smartphones set to be marketed solely under the Microsoft Lumia brand. By Andrew Sadauskas
Meet Australian icon and proud small business owner Maggie Beer

Meet Australian icon and proud small business owner Maggie Beer

Aside from being a celebrity chef, Senior Australian of the Year, Maggie Beer is a successful small businesswoman with a company that turns over around $20 million a year and employs 100 staff. By Cara Waters
Aussie entrepreneur swallows computer in a pill: The four craziest publicity stunts

Aussie entrepreneur swallows computer in a pill: The four craziest publicity stunts

In a bizarre publicity stunt, Pop! co-founder and chief executive Chris Koch swallowed a computer in a pill yesterday. By Cara Waters
What do I need to do to claim the R&D tax incentive?

What do I need to do to claim the R&D tax incentive?

If you are manufacturing or developing new or improved technical services, you could be eligible to make a claim for the R&D tax incentive. By Melanie Reen
Nathan Tinkler horse stud farm sales come with ATO mortgages

Nathan Tinkler horse stud farm sales come with ATO mortgages

Everyone knows Harvey Norman co-founder Gerry Harvey will want to mop up the last of his debt, but the Australian Taxation Office will also be watching closely when the first of former mining magnate Nathan Tinkler's four stud farm auctions gets underway this Thursday. By Jonathan Chancellor and Paddy Manning
Venture capitalists need to better understand failure for an ecosystem to thrive, says Steve Blank

Venture capitalists need to better understand failure for an ecosystem to thrive, says Steve Blank

In a true, thriving startup ecosystem, venture capitalists understand failure, according to Steve Blank, the academic and entrepreneur who popularised the lean startup movement. By Kye White
Look who is talking (too much)

Look who is talking (too much)

Speak up, speak proud, speak loud ... but try not to keep speaking long after everyone's eyes have glazed over and they've mentally checked out of what you're saying. By Yamini Naidu
Is your website sacrificing effectiveness for coolness?

Is your website sacrificing effectiveness for coolness?

Why you should never stray from best practice usability with your website. By Craig Reardon
Packer’s Japan casino bid delayed; Myer profit falls: Midday Roundup

Packer’s Japan casino bid delayed; Myer profit falls: Midday Roundup

James Packer’s plans for a Japanese casino are on hold after a senior official indicated plans to legalise casino gambling in Japan are likely to be delayed yet again. By Cara Waters and Kirsten Robb
Aussie social network to spring onto ASX with reverse listing

Aussie social network to spring onto ASX with reverse listing

Australian question-and-answer-based social networking site Spring.me is looking to raise up to $5 million and hopes to list on the ASX by November. By Kirsten Robb
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