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More good news tax changes coming for SMEs

More good news tax changes coming for SMEs

Legislation was introduced in Federal Parliament last week that proposes to make changes to the tax law to implement 2015 budget measures that will be welcomed by SMEs. By Terry Hayes
Is it time to reform the cornerstone of Australia's insolvency regime?

Is it time to reform the cornerstone of Australia's insolvency regime?

The last time Australia had a comprehensive evidence-based review into our corporate insolvency laws was in 1993. Among the most notable reforms of that landmark review was the ground-breaking creation of voluntary administration. By David Brown
Biotech going gangbusters as Novartis snaps up Spinifex Pharmaceuticals for more than $250 million

Biotech going gangbusters as Novartis snaps up Spinifex Pharmaceuticals for more than $250 million

There are opportunities for entrepreneurs to disrupt the health and pharmaceutical industries like never before, according to the head of a venture capital fund that has half of its portfolio in biotechnology companies. By Broede Carmody
Government plays independence fiddle while industry burns

Government plays independence fiddle while industry burns

While the financial industry’s reputation goes up in smoke, the government is busy pursuing an ideological agenda against industry super funds By Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane
Why Facebook advertising is worth having another look at

Why Facebook advertising is worth having another look at

I used to be sceptical about the value of Facebook campaigns but results for our clients in the past 18 months have made me rethink their value. By Jim Stewart
Microsoft delivers an inflationary blow to Australian cloud aspirations

Microsoft delivers an inflationary blow to Australian cloud aspirations

Microsoft has announced that it needs to put Australian Azure prices up. Will this deter businesses from making the move to the cloud? By David Markus
Why venture capital can be hazardous to the health of a tech startup

Why venture capital can be hazardous to the health of a tech startup

It is possible to have too much money in business. By Paul Wallbank
Gadget Watch: Chic Robotics self-balancing board

Gadget Watch: Chic Robotics self-balancing board

When you need to get from point A to point B you can do it the traditional way, walking, or you can take the this self-balancing electric sideways scooter. By Rebecca Colquhoun
How to track your favourite artist’s music habits; hurdles for big data down under; and artificial intelligence just got weirder: Best of the Web

How to track your favourite artist’s music habits; hurdles for big data down under; and artificial intelligence just got weirder: Best of the Web

Listening to your favourite musician’s own playlists probably is as great as it sounds, and that’s exactly what users of the music discovery platform Shazam will soon be able to do. By Renee Thompson
Why professional associations need to be offering ongoing member value

Why professional associations need to be offering ongoing member value

Professional associations play an important part in the business lives of many professionals, but are they keeping up with technology? By Dennis Benjamin
The BBC is not forgetting

The BBC is not forgetting

The EU Courts made a ruling last year that search engine links about a person that are irrelevant or outdated can be removed by request. By Fi Bendall
Pensioner loses $110,000 in fake ATO scam; Health club owner fined for standing down worker who questioned their entitlements: Midday Roundup

Pensioner loses $110,000 in fake ATO scam; Health club owner fined for standing down worker who questioned their entitlements: Midday Roundup

An 81-year-old man from Western Australia has fallen victim to an end-of-financial-year tax scam that cost the pensioner $110,000. By Rebecca Colquhoun and Renee Thompson
July 1 tax and legal changes for your business for 2015: Seven things to know

July 1 tax and legal changes for your business for 2015: Seven things to know

Turning over the calendar to July 1 today brings in a raft of changes for small and medium businesses. By Cara Waters
Kennett tells why $12 million from Coles is a “major step forward” for small suppliers

Kennett tells why $12 million from Coles is a “major step forward” for small suppliers

Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett ordered yesterday that Coles’ food and grocery suppliers be refunded more than $12 million after they were forced to pay extra rebates to join the supermarket’s supply chain program. By Renee Thomps son
Flying pigs and metaphorical guillotines: Seven gems from Peter Strong’s speech to the National Press Club

Flying pigs and metaphorical guillotines: Seven gems from Peter Strong’s speech to the National Press Club

Business class warfare is “alive and well in Australia”, according to Peter Strong, executive director of the Council of Small Business of Australia. By Eloise Keating
ASIC investigates One Big Switch for potentially “false or misleading” advertising

ASIC investigates One Big Switch for potentially “false or misleading” advertising

One Big Switch is being investigated for misleading customers with advertisements stating a “price beat guarantee”, savings on life insurance and promises of consumers saving $600 all potentially coming up empty. By Rebecca Colquhoun
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