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Is your business looking outwards to beat change?

Is your business looking outwards to beat change?

Outwards looking businesses are better suited to dealing with change, a report claims. By Paul Wallbank
Have you been crypto-locked yet?

Have you been crypto-locked yet?

Crypto locker viruses are hitting businesses just like yours every day and are taking a serious toll. By David Markus
Could you pitch your business in less than 60 seconds? TEDx, Steve Jobs and the 1-minute pitch

Could you pitch your business in less than 60 seconds? TEDx, Steve Jobs and the 1-minute pitch

Could you pitch your business in a minute to grab five big ones? Let alone do it at TEDx. By Fi Bendall
What are your financial new year's tech resolutions?

What are your financial new year's tech resolutions?

The end of the financial year isn't just a time to buy up big on hardware and software, it's also a chance to consider your tech strategy for the year ahead. By David Hancock
Can LG’s Watch Urbane compete with the Apple Watch: Gadget Watch

Can LG’s Watch Urbane compete with the Apple Watch: Gadget Watch

Can LG’s latest effort compete against Apple? It’s time to find out. By Andrew Sadauskas
SEO tips for a wedding planner: Video

SEO tips for a wedding planner: Video

I had a bunch of sites to choose from last week for the SEO audit. I thought I’d do another this week to show some other techniques that may help. By Jim Stewart
Google I/O – five big things to expect this year: Control Shift

Google I/O – five big things to expect this year: Control Shift

Google’s big annual developer conference, known as Google I/O, is about to kick off in California. Here are five things you can expect this year. By Andrew Sadauskas
Can a hacker really cause a plane to crash; Why Mozilla’s $25 Firefox OS smartphones failed to catch on: Best of the Web

Can a hacker really cause a plane to crash; Why Mozilla’s $25 Firefox OS smartphones failed to catch on: Best of the Web

Recently, security researcher Chris Roberts was arrested by the FBI after claiming he could hijack an aeroplane using a laptop, an in-flight entertainment system and the right cables. But is there any truth to Roberts’ claim? By Andrew Sadauskas
The app a workplace wellness specialist swears by when working in the evenings: My Best Tech

The app a workplace wellness specialist swears by when working in the evenings: My Best Tech

Nigel Hobbs is the chief executive and founder of Welnis Labs, a specialised wellness consultancy firm focused on interiors and the built environment across a wide range of sectors. By Andrew Sadauskas
Hills chief Ted Pretty in sudden exit; Shorten tells ACTU Congress he believes in the “fair distribution of national income”: Midday Roundup

Hills chief Ted Pretty in sudden exit; Shorten tells ACTU Congress he believes in the “fair distribution of national income”: Midday Roundup

Ted Pretty has made a shock exit as chief executive from Hills, the former clothesline maker he has been transforming into a technology company. By Andrew Sadauskas and Eloise Keating
Tampon tax throws GST into the spotlight again for small business

Tampon tax throws GST into the spotlight again for small business

A university student with a petition calling for a GST exemption on tampons and sanitary products has put GST back on the table for the government. By Cara Waters
Rosie Batty backs union push for paid domestic violence leave

Rosie Batty backs union push for paid domestic violence leave

Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty has backed calls by the Australian Council of Trade Unions for compulsory domestic violence leave. By Andrew Sadauskas
Forbes reveals the world’s 18 most powerful female entrepreneurs

Forbes reveals the world’s 18 most powerful female entrepreneurs

From philanthropy to entertainment and e-commerce, the entrepreneurs on this year’s Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women come from varied backgrounds. By Eloise Keating
Former Aussie Home Loans rep pleads guilty to $7 million fraud

Former Aussie Home Loans rep pleads guilty to $7 million fraud

A former credit representative of Aussie Home Loans has pleaded guilty to three charges in relation to a $7 million home loan fraud. By Eloise Keating
Court finds against job applicant who sued security firm after failing fitness test

Court finds against job applicant who sued security firm after failing fitness test

Companies that impose fitness requirements on prospective employees need to think carefully about the criteria applied. By Cara Waters
Businessman faces court after being accused of underpaying hairdressers nearly $40,000

Businessman faces court after being accused of underpaying hairdressers nearly $40,000

A Perth-based businessman will front the Federal Circuit Court in Adelaide on June 3 after being accused by the Fair Work Ombudsman of underpaying two Taiwanese backpackers working as hairdressers nearly $40,000. By Andrew Sadauskas
Facebook adds critic reviews to US restaurant pages

Facebook adds critic reviews to US restaurant pages

Just a week after announcing it will publish news articles into newsfeeds, Facebook has revealed plans to add the next level of editorial content to the platform: critics' restaurant reviews. By Kirsten Robb
One in four Aussies would implant a payment chip under their skin

One in four Aussies would implant a payment chip under their skin

With the rise in popularly of wearable tech, you may have just become used to the idea of your customers paying with the tap of their wrist – but what if they weren’t even wearing a watch? By Kirsten Robb
Why the regional banks are beating the big four in the fight for the SME dollar

Why the regional banks are beating the big four in the fight for the SME dollar

Satisfaction rates for SME customers with the regional banks are double that for the big four banks. What are the regional banks doing that the big four are not? By Neil Slonim
Pet food and accessories wholesaler collapses after 110 years in business

Pet food and accessories wholesaler collapses after 110 years in business

A Victorian-based wholesaler of pet food and accessories that has been operating since 1904 has collapsed into liquidation. By Eloise Keating
How I became chief executive of an island: Meet former Olympian Glenn Bourke who heads up the $250 million business Hamilton Island

How I became chief executive of an island: Meet former Olympian Glenn Bourke who heads up the $250 million business Hamilton Island

Glenn Bourke is one of only a handful of people whose job title is chief executive of an island. By Eloise Keating
Property investor lending running at 12.4% annual growth: APRA

Property investor lending running at 12.4% annual growth: APRA

As at 31 March 2015, the total of residential term loans to households held by all authorised lenders was $1.30 trillion, according to the latex March quarter 2015 APRA figures. By Jonathan Chancellor
The founders rejected a US SharkTank offer of $30 million now dating app Coffee meets Bagel is launching in Oz

The founders rejected a US SharkTank offer of $30 million now dating app Coffee meets Bagel is launching in Oz

Coffee Meets Bagel, the startup which entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban offered to buy for $US30 million on the US version of Shark Tank earlier this year, has launched in Australia. By Kye White
Are we really qualified to social network?

Are we really qualified to social network?

We're being told to embrace social media, but are we qualified or are we all just monkeys with guns? By Craig Reardon
How to use the Google Analytics URL Builder to measure the success of your online marketing campaigns

How to use the Google Analytics URL Builder to measure the success of your online marketing campaigns

Google Analytics has a free tool that lets you track all your online campaigns effectively, and while it's not exactly new, it is often overlooked by users. By Michelle Gamble
Thousands of insolvent businesses could be saved with new safe harbour laws, says liquidator

Thousands of insolvent businesses could be saved with new safe harbour laws, says liquidator

Around one-third of businesses liquidated could be saved and billions of dollars recovered for the Australian economy if the government adopts draft safe harbour recommendations from the Productivity Commission. By Kirsten Robb
Mortgage broker charged over $12 million Ponzi scheme; Consumer confidence dips but still stronger than last year: Midday Roundup

Mortgage broker charged over $12 million Ponzi scheme; Consumer confidence dips but still stronger than last year: Midday Roundup

A former mortgage broker in Adelaide has been charged with 12 counts of deception, valued at $12 million. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
ACCC warns businesses using debt collectors to be careful

ACCC warns businesses using debt collectors to be careful

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned businesses using debt collectors they may be held responsible for the debt collectors’ actions in a report published last week. By Cara Waters
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