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ACCC drags Rick Otton to court for his “Buy a house for $1” claims

ACCC drags Rick Otton to court for his “Buy a house for $1” claims

The consumer watchdog has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against best-selling property investment author Rick Otton and his business We Buy Houses for alleged breaches of the Australian Consumer Law. By Cara Waters
Bakers Delight franchisee makes deal with Fair Work after underpaying staff nearly $40,000

Bakers Delight franchisee makes deal with Fair Work after underpaying staff nearly $40,000

A Bakers Delight franchisee in New South Wales has signed an enforceable undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman after an audit of its stores found it had underpaid 26 employees nearly $40,000. By Andrew Sadauskas
Money flows as Aussie honey startup cracks $5.5 million mark on Indiegogo

Money flows as Aussie honey startup cracks $5.5 million mark on Indiegogo

The Australian father-and-son duo who raised more than $1 million within three hours on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo have now broken the $US4 million ($A5.1m) mark. By Broede Carmody
US student attempts to Snapchat his way to a job: Why you shouldn’t be put off by a creative CV

US student attempts to Snapchat his way to a job: Why you shouldn’t be put off by a creative CV

A Californian job seeker is receiving global attention for his creative application for a job with social media giant Snapchat. By Eloise Keating
ASIC to investigate dollar jump a minute before March RBA decision; NSW govt wants more businesses open on Boxing Day: Midday Roundup

ASIC to investigate dollar jump a minute before March RBA decision; NSW govt wants more businesses open on Boxing Day: Midday Roundup

The RBA has asked ASIC to investigate why the Aussie dollar jumped in value a minute before it handed down its official rates decision for March. By Andrew Sadauskas and Eloise Keating
MWC 2015: SMEs should focus on video more than virtual reality – the big tech trends about to impact your business

MWC 2015: SMEs should focus on video more than virtual reality – the big tech trends about to impact your business

Small businesses should start thinking about including more video in their apps, but new technologies such as virtual reality are still a few years off. By Andrew Sadauskas
Allianz refunds $400,016 over insurance policies unconscionably sold by collapsed payday lender The Cash Store

Allianz refunds $400,016 over insurance policies unconscionably sold by collapsed payday lender The Cash Store

Insurance giant Allianz Australia has been caught up in the collapse of payday lender The Cash Store. By Andrew Sadauskas
New ‘templates’ allow the smallest business to have an awesome website

New ‘templates’ allow the smallest business to have an awesome website

Now you can look like the big guys, affordably. By Craig Reardon
Eight things you didn’t know about Australian advertising from industry veteran Russel Howcroft

Eight things you didn’t know about Australian advertising from industry veteran Russel Howcroft

The best advertising is produced when advertisers do something “just a little bit wrong”, according to Channel Ten executive general manager Russel Howcroft. By Eloise Keating
Optus smartwatch will let you pay for your coffee with a tap of your wrist

Optus smartwatch will let you pay for your coffee with a tap of your wrist

Optus is set to launch a smartwatch that will allow users to purchase a coffee or any other product by tapping their watch on a payment terminal. By Kirsten Robb
Conversion rate optimisation explained: What it can do for your e-commerce website

Conversion rate optimisation explained: What it can do for your e-commerce website

US-based e-commerce specialist Tim Ash gives us a rundown on what conversion rate optimisation is and what it can do for your website's sales and lead generation. By Mark Freidin
RBA keeps interest rates on hold

RBA keeps interest rates on hold

The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the official cash rate on hold this month. By Jessie Richardson
SMEs waiting to build revenue before seeking funding: Study

SMEs waiting to build revenue before seeking funding: Study

Small businesses are taking time to build revenue before seeking funding, according to a study published yesterday by Business Connector. By Cara Waters
Mark Zuckerberg assures telcos he’s not after their business

Mark Zuckerberg assures telcos he’s not after their business

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has told the audience of the Mobile World Congress telcos are the real companies driving the push to bring the developing world online, not his social network. By Kirsten Robb
My boss keeps making me go to boring “professional development” days and I’m over it

My boss keeps making me go to boring “professional development” days and I’m over it

We’ve all been there: those “trust” exercises where you have to catch someone from falling or going around a room of strangers sharing our goals. By Aunty B
Mobile smarts: How Jonathan Grant helped create $2 million app developer Gridstone

Mobile smarts: How Jonathan Grant helped create $2 million app developer Gridstone

The mantra: “Challenge – Accept it!” led Jonathan Grant to found app developer and mobile solutions provider Gridstone. By Eloise Keating
How Google’s new ad format gets your phone ringing

How Google’s new ad format gets your phone ringing

If you hadn’t noticed, things have been gradually heating up in the online advertising space. By Michelle Gamble
Jim Collins: 12 steps to taking your business from good to great

Jim Collins: 12 steps to taking your business from good to great

What separates the good companies from the great? By Eloise Keating
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