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Productivity Commission’s IR inquiry: Five things that will affect your business

Productivity Commission’s IR inquiry: Five things that will affect your business

Details about the Productivity Commission review into the workplace relations system were leaked yesterday, including possible changes to the minimum wage. By Eloise Keating
Topshop legal battle: Rihanna the only girl in the world to approve her merch

Topshop legal battle: Rihanna the only girl in the world to approve her merch

Pop star Rihanna has won a legal battle against British retailer Topshop, which used her image on a t-shirt without her permission. By Kirsten Robb
Collapse of Betta Foods and Ernest Hillier shows it's not all dandy in the world of candy

Collapse of Betta Foods and Ernest Hillier shows it's not all dandy in the world of candy

The Australian confectionery industry has had a poor start to the new year with the collapse of two iconic local brands, but the sector has a sweet disposition to growth. By Broede Carmody
Pot company PhytoTech lights up stock market, quadrupling on IPO

Pot company PhytoTech lights up stock market, quadrupling on IPO

The founders of medical marijuana company PhytoTech might be seeing double this morning, but not because of their products. By Kirsten Robb
David Jones expands private label suite, but what will happen to smaller suppliers?

David Jones expands private label suite, but what will happen to smaller suppliers?

David Jones is reportedly readying to launch a range of private South African labels from parent company Woolworths Holdings into its Australian stores. By Kirsten Robb
Bakery investigated for “religious discrimination” after refusing to ice homophobic slurs on bible cakes

Bakery investigated for “religious discrimination” after refusing to ice homophobic slurs on bible cakes

A bakery in the United States is being investigated for potential discrimination after it refused to ice cakes for a customer with the words “God hates gays”. By Broede Carmody
Regional SMEs dragging down overall business confidence: report

Regional SMEs dragging down overall business confidence: report

Confidence in the year ahead is patchy for small businesses in Australia, with regional companies more worried about the economy and their future viability than their metropolitan counterparts. By Broede Carmody
Dollar pickle: What the Big Mac index says about the Australian currency

Dollar pickle: What the Big Mac index says about the Australian currency

The Australian dollar is undervalued by close to 10%, according to the latest Big Mac index from The Economist. By Eloise Keating
Why technology hasn’t made life more stressful; Meet the woman who wants to make the “Starbucks of nail salons”; The best digital business models

Why technology hasn’t made life more stressful; Meet the woman who wants to make the “Starbucks of nail salons”; The best digital business models

Among New Year’s resolutions this year unplugging digitally seemed to be almost as popular as losing weight and quitting smoking. By Cara Waters
EBay to axe 2400 jobs; Aussie dollar slides below US80c: Midday Roundup

EBay to axe 2400 jobs; Aussie dollar slides below US80c: Midday Roundup

EBay has revealed it is planning to cut 2,400 jobs, or 7% of its global workforce, despite announcing revenue had increased by 9% to $4.9 billion. By Kirsten Robb and Broede Carmody
The 28 suburbs tipped to enjoy above average 2015 price growth: NAB Economics survey

The 28 suburbs tipped to enjoy above average 2015 price growth: NAB Economics survey

Brisbane and Sydney are expected to lead the market for capital growth in capital cities over this year, followed by Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. By Jonathan Chancellor
You can now order your own private courier thanks to this Sydney startup

You can now order your own private courier thanks to this Sydney startup

A Sydney startup is looking to make it easier for Australians to do their online shopping by providing an on-demand delivery service. By Broede Carmody
Diary of an entrepreneur: How LatAm Autos founder Tim Handley is driving a $72m auto classifieds company into the fast lane

Diary of an entrepreneur: How LatAm Autos founder Tim Handley is driving a $72m auto classifieds company into the fast lane

Melburnian Tim Handley didn’t take the decision to quit his job as a successful investment banker and found a business in South America lightly. By Kirsten Robb
Selling a GST rise will be easier if we can follow the money

Selling a GST rise will be easier if we can follow the money

The Commonwealth government’s tax white paper is rightly examining an increase to the GST as part of a broader tax reform agenda. But the debate cannot be divorced from the question of what we will do with the money. By Danielle Wood
Repairing a damaged personal brand

Repairing a damaged personal brand

Your personal brand is a hard-won commodity and in business it is your most valuable asset. But what happens when that brand is damaged in some way? By Catriona Pollard
Happy mobile new year: Three quick things you can do to get mobile-responsive

Happy mobile new year: Three quick things you can do to get mobile-responsive

With the unofficial end of the great Australian holiday season next week, here are a few things businesses should be reviewing to make the most of the mobile marketplace. By Paul Wallbank
Kim Dotcom unveils Skype rival MegaChat

Kim Dotcom unveils Skype rival MegaChat

Entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has released his latest product, a Skype competitor called MegaChat, TechCrunch reports. By Kye White
Apps more valuable than Hollywood movies: analyst

Apps more valuable than Hollywood movies: analyst

The ‘app economy’ now makes as much money as Hollywood, according to Asymco analyst Horace Dediu. By Kye White
Help! Customers are deserting my café and I might be forced to shut up shop

Help! Customers are deserting my café and I might be forced to shut up shop

You might have to wake up and smell the coffee if you want to save your business. By Aunty B
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