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Concreter to paint over “pornographic” nude ad after watchdog ruling

Concreter to paint over “pornographic” nude ad after watchdog ruling

A concrete company in Queensland that has been ordered to remove advertising featuring a painting of a nude woman on the back of its work ute will “paint a bikini on her” instead. By Renee Thompson
Small business issues ignored at National Reform Summit

Small business issues ignored at National Reform Summit

Business leaders and industry representatives were in general agreement that the corporate tax rate should be lowered. By Eloise Keating
“The small end of town that hurts”: Queensland motel owner lashes out at Abbott government after $53,000 booking dispute

“The small end of town that hurts”: Queensland motel owner lashes out at Abbott government after $53,000 booking dispute

The motel owner in far north Queensland who accused the prime minister’s office of leaving him tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket has lashed out at the federal government, accusing politicians of ignoring small businesses in rural and remote areas. By Broede Carmody
Textbook case: 80-year-old retail chain closes

Textbook case: 80-year-old retail chain closes

A bookselling chain that has operated for 80 years will close its doors after the Adelaide University Union decided to wind down the business. By Broede Carmody
Sydney pub quits Facebook after backlash over banning drinkers in tradies’ gear

Sydney pub quits Facebook after backlash over banning drinkers in tradies’ gear

A Sydney pub has taken down its Facebook page, after angry customers took to the social media platform to complain about an update to the venue’s dress code that bans patrons in trade-work gear. By Eloise Keating
“Pure play online and pure play offline retail is dead”: Five retail trends for 2015 and beyond

“Pure play online and pure play offline retail is dead”: Five retail trends for 2015 and beyond

Sands told the ACRS Retail Insights seminar this morning that retailers need to be blended across channels and not just dedicated to one channel. By Cara Waters
The 20 suburbs with the highest mortgage defaults revealed

The 20 suburbs with the highest mortgage defaults revealed

Budgewoi on the New South Wales central coast is Australia’s worst performing suburb when it comes to missing housing loan repayments, according to research published yesterday. By Broede Carmody
Fair Work giving employers and workers “different answers” on pay and conditions: Eric Abetz

Fair Work giving employers and workers “different answers” on pay and conditions: Eric Abetz

Federal employment minister Eric Abetz has acknowledged the frustration felt by many small business owners when it comes to employee wages and entitlements. By Renee Thompson
Gregory’s Street Directories “get routed” radio ad pulled after Ray Hadley tirade

Gregory’s Street Directories “get routed” radio ad pulled after Ray Hadley tirade

The company that produces UBD Gregory’s Street Directories has said it will not advertise with radio station 2GB again, after its Father’s Day ad was pulled from the station. By Eloise Keating
Billabong bounces back to full-year profit; PayPal brings one-touch payment to Australia: Midday Roundup

Billabong bounces back to full-year profit; PayPal brings one-touch payment to Australia: Midday Roundup

Billabong recorded a profit of $4.2 million for the year ending 30 June, 2015, up from a whopping $233.7 million loss last year. By Broede Carmody
‘A big, risky project’: Turnbull says NBN cost will be settled soon

‘A big, risky project’: Turnbull says NBN cost will be settled soon

How much will the NBN actually cost? That is the multibillion-dollar question, and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says we should have an answer soon. By Josh Taylor
One is the new zero: A single woman on a board isn’t enough to create change

One is the new zero: A single woman on a board isn’t enough to create change

There are lots of interesting initiatives around women and the workplace in Australia but the question is now whether it’s translating into culture change or progress. By Catherine Fox
The email hack in China that nearly cost SME owner Meg Lewis her business

The email hack in China that nearly cost SME owner Meg Lewis her business

A strong relationship with her Chinese manufacturing firm that had lasted nearly a decade had helped Meg Lewis build a successful Australian online business. By Nina Hendy
Small business tax changes come into effect: What it means for you

Small business tax changes come into effect: What it means for you

Several beneficial SME tax changes announced in the federal budget in May are now law, after royal assent was given to the amending legislation yesterday. By Terry Hayes
Finally, the going is good in business

Finally, the going is good in business

Mobility is not just one thing or one idea, it is having the information you need in your hands any time, any place. By David Markus
Professions embrace new tech tools of trade but there is a problem

Professions embrace new tech tools of trade but there is a problem

Accountants are quickly adapting to the new technology in their field, however their clients may be less keen. By Paul Wallbank
How Russ Gries built a successful YouTube channel

How Russ Gries built a successful YouTube channel

My long-time friend Russ Gries has some valuable lessons that can be applied to content creators and brands. By Jim Stewart
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