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Why Bernie Brookes is “alert but not alarmed” and staying put in the Myer top job

Why Bernie Brookes is “alert but not alarmed” and staying put in the Myer top job

Myer boss Bernie Brookes isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Instead, he's busy with plans to take the Australian department store into the brave new world of retail. By Eloise Keating
After one year in office, the Abbott government has done little for small business

After one year in office, the Abbott government has done little for small business

In opposition, Tony Abbott often promised he would support small businesses. But after a year in office, how much has his government really delivered? By Mark Chapman
Devondale farm ad avoids watchdog second time around

Devondale farm ad avoids watchdog second time around

Devondale has dodged any action by the Advertising Standards Bureau over an ad viewers deemed “sexist”, after the watchdog had weeks earlier upheld a complaint about a similar ad considered to be “racist”. By Kirsten Robb
Engineering company with $20 million turnover collapses

Engineering company with $20 million turnover collapses

A family engineering business which counts Lend Lease, Leightons and John Holland among its clients has collapsed into administration. By Cara Waters
Melbourne gourmet food manufacturer finds more trouble with employment watchdog

Melbourne gourmet food manufacturer finds more trouble with employment watchdog

A Melbourne company that previously found itself at the centre of a workplace bullying controversy has been forced to back-pay staff almost $20,000 by the Fair Work Ombudsman. By Kirsten Robb
The 10 pros and cons of your SMSF owning your business premises

The 10 pros and cons of your SMSF owning your business premises

Buying your business premises through your self-managed super fund can look like an attractive investment option. However, there are some important risks you need to consider. By Michael Laurence
Melbourne sellers kicking goals before the grand final as 1000 homes hit the auction block

Melbourne sellers kicking goals before the grand final as 1000 homes hit the auction block

More than 1000 homes went under the hammer on a sunny weekend in Melbourne this week, as Australia’s biggest auction city proved it was still capable of solid results against rising auction volumes. By Kirsten Robb
Fast Lane: Nine tips to avoid burnout in business from Arianna Huffington

Fast Lane: Nine tips to avoid burnout in business from Arianna Huffington

Sometimes the fast lane is just a fast track to burnout. By Cara Waters
Dirty tactics: Samsung in a lather about LG execs allegedly vandalising its washing machines

Dirty tactics: Samsung in a lather about LG execs allegedly vandalising its washing machines

Samsung Electronics has reportedly asked German prosecutors to investigate claims a senior LG Electronics executive vandalised its washing machines during a recent consumer electronics trade show in Germany. By Andrew Sadauskas
Five things you can do to improve your sales results now

Five things you can do to improve your sales results now

The decision-making process of buyers is taking up to 20% longer than five years ago. Here are five ways to speed up the sales pipeline. By Sue Barrett
Can I stop Mad Monday from affecting my business?

Can I stop Mad Monday from affecting my business?

I'm not a big fan of stupid behaviour, so my position is pretty clear on drunken men calling in sick to dress up like idiots. By Aunty B
Google launches Trusted Store and AdWord seller ratings in Australia, as the first Android apps are released for Chromebook

Google launches Trusted Store and AdWord seller ratings in Australia, as the first Android apps are released for Chromebook

Google has announced two major changes for Australian online retailers and advertisers, as the first Android apps are released for Chromebooks and other devices running Chrome OS. By Andrew Sadauskas
Aussie dollar’s dip and the rising cost of imports

Aussie dollar’s dip and the rising cost of imports

The steadiness in the Aussie dollar for the majority of the calendar year has provided some much needed stability for businesses but this is changing quickly. By Jim Vrondas
Tasmanian IT lobby group says NBN is “going backwards on paper” as NBN Co boss visits state

Tasmanian IT lobby group says NBN is “going backwards on paper” as NBN Co boss visits state

A leading Tasmanian IT industry lobby group, TasICT, has claimed there are mounting problems with the NBN rollout in the island state, ahead of a visit by NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow later today. By Andrew Sadauskas
Trick yourself into new healthy habits

Trick yourself into new healthy habits

Our misguided reliance on motivation not only has implications for how we spend our marketing dollars, but also how we can shape our own behaviour. By Bri Williams
ACCC targets dating sites; Australian housing second most expensive in the world: Midday Roundup

ACCC targets dating sites; Australian housing second most expensive in the world: Midday Roundup

Australia’s consumer watchdog will join more than 50 international agencies in targeting online dating sites that have misleading offers, unclear pricing policies or consumer contracts. By Eloise Keating and Kirsten Robb
More women in tech need to be encouraged to go for it

More women in tech need to be encouraged to go for it

Tammy Butow wanted to work at a startup in New York and set herself the goal of getting there by January next year, but it took just three months to realise that dream with a job offer from the company she wanted to work for. By Bronwen Clune
Safe as houses: Banks and property seen as wisest places to put new savings

Safe as houses: Banks and property seen as wisest places to put new savings

Property and banks are seen as the safest places to put your money, according to the latest Westpac/Melbourne Institute index of consumer confidence. By Jennifer Duke
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