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Do I need insurance for my online business?

Do I need insurance for my online business?

Many startups and small business owners are unsure about whether they need insurance, and if they do, what sort. It’s a good question which comes up quite often. By Vanessa Emilio
Exceptional isn’t hard, but it takes thought

Exceptional isn’t hard, but it takes thought

Soaking up the sun and splashing around in tepid aqua-green waters with my family in Fiji made coming back to Melbourne in the depths of winter feel a tad depressing. By Trent Leyshan
10 first homebuyer lessons to teach your children

10 first homebuyer lessons to teach your children

As parents, we all want to see our children succeed in life. Helping them invest wisely is one way of doing that. By Michael Yardney
Best of the Web: Email is still the best thing on the internet; Power corrupts; Appy times in San Francisco

Best of the Web: Email is still the best thing on the internet; Power corrupts; Appy times in San Francisco

It’s a gentle, dependable workhorse that everyone relies on and nobody owns. In The Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal explains why ‘Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet’. By Cara Waters
How to make your professional contacts work for you

How to make your professional contacts work for you

Having hundreds of contacts on your social media networks is pointless unless you learn to leverage this resource. By Amanda Rose
Super Retail Group reports 5.6% jump in profits; Tatts deals shareholders a bad hand with profit slump: Midday Roundup

Super Retail Group reports 5.6% jump in profits; Tatts deals shareholders a bad hand with profit slump: Midday Roundup

Super Retail Group, owner of brands including Rebel Sport and Supercheap Auto, has reported a 5.6% jump in profits for 2014. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
The rise of the 24/7 workplace: research

The rise of the 24/7 workplace: research

Work is increasingly encroaching into our leisure time, according to research published yesterday by Microsoft and Ipsos. By Cara Waters
Help! I need a grant or some cash to start my business

Help! I need a grant or some cash to start my business

There are also specialist firms which focus on identifying the right type of grants for your business. The downside is they do take a cut. By Aunty B
Daiso franchisee with repeat underpayment breaches forced to put ad in the Herald Sun explaining conduct

Daiso franchisee with repeat underpayment breaches forced to put ad in the Herald Sun explaining conduct

A retail franchise found to have underpaid young workers will have to place an ad in a major daily newspaper, explaining why it broke the law and promising not to do it again. By Kirsten Robb
Google’s ads can now deep-link into app content, promote Android apps

Google’s ads can now deep-link into app content, promote Android apps

Google is rolling out a number of new Android app promotion features across its Google Search, the Google Display and YouTube ad networks targeted at app developers. By Andrew Sadauskas
Advertising agency collapses owing $3.5 million to creditors

Advertising agency collapses owing $3.5 million to creditors

An Australian marketing company that specialised in online display advertising, search solutions and customised toolbars for websites has collapsed. By Eloise Keating
Family fortunes: Australia’s richest families increase their wealth by $5 billion

Family fortunes: Australia’s richest families increase their wealth by $5 billion

Australia’s richest families are getting richer, according to the annual BRW Rich Families list released today. By Eloise Keating
ACCC takes petrol pricing website and servos to court

ACCC takes petrol pricing website and servos to court

The competition watchdog has launched legal proceedings in the Federal Court against petrol price comparison website Informed Sources and BP, Caltex, Coles Express, Woolworths and 7-Eleven. By Cara Waters
20 rules for business success from Rich Lister Geoff Harris

20 rules for business success from Rich Lister Geoff Harris

Flight Centre co-founder Geoff Harris shares his 20 rules for business success. By Cara Waters
Aussie executives believe SMEs are driving innovation, but businesses still struggle to convert ideas into action: survey

Aussie executives believe SMEs are driving innovation, but businesses still struggle to convert ideas into action: survey

More than 40% of Australian executives believe SMEs and start-ups are driving innovation in Australia, according to a report released today. By Kirsten Robb
Why the Renewable Energy Target never stood a chance

Why the Renewable Energy Target never stood a chance

Those charged with “reviewing” the Renewable Energy Target were actually told to look at killing it. By Giles Parkinson
Hungry Jack’s in court over carpark death, Visy and Veolia also facing charges

Hungry Jack’s in court over carpark death, Visy and Veolia also facing charges

Lawyers for fast food restaurant Hungry Jack’s appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court this week over charges relating to the death of an elderly man in one of the restaurant’s carparks. By Eloise Keating
ATO bitcoin ruling may hamper digital currency sector growth

ATO bitcoin ruling may hamper digital currency sector growth

The Australian Tax Office does not consider bitcoin to be money or a foreign currency, a decision that will make it difficult for many Australian bitcoin businesses to operate and might push many of them offshore. By Kye White
Secrets from PAs: Why personal assistants are more powerful than you think

Secrets from PAs: Why personal assistants are more powerful than you think

People who deal with personal assistants should be aware their interactions with them matter more than they may understand. By Donna Webeck
Federal government issues a draft paper on NBN “spectrum gap”

Federal government issues a draft paper on NBN “spectrum gap”

Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has this morning issued a draft directions paper outlining the use of the 3.5 GHz band to fill a “spectrum gap” for NBN fixed wireless services around major capital cities. By Andrew Sadauskas
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