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Government report identifies six disruptive tech trends to watch

Government report identifies six disruptive tech trends to watch

Mobile messaging apps such as Whatsapp are killing traditional text messages while multi-screening is going mainstream, according to an Australian Communications and Media Authority. By Andrew Sadauskas
Negative gearing merely scratches the surface of Australia’s inequitable tax system

Negative gearing merely scratches the surface of Australia’s inequitable tax system

Of all the policies employed by the government to exacerbate Australia’s housing affordability crisis, our inequitable tax system, which includes negative gearing, is top of the list. By Catherine Cashmore
Don’t be fooled! Why telephone prospecting is still critical to sales success

Don’t be fooled! Why telephone prospecting is still critical to sales success

You still need to get on the phone and engage the people in your market places that you want and need to get in front of and sell to. By Sue Barrett
The problem isn’t what or why but how

The problem isn’t what or why but how

The surprising thing when it comes to our lifestyle habits is that it's not what we should do or why we should do it that's the problem, it's how. By Bri Williams
ACCC launches court action against EnergyAustralia and Bright Choice Australia; Myer chief calls for closure of GST loopholes: Midday roundup

ACCC launches court action against EnergyAustralia and Bright Choice Australia; Myer chief calls for closure of GST loopholes: Midday roundup

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched proceedings against EnergyAustralia and its telemarketing company Bright Choice Australia for allegedly making false and misleading representations and engaging in deceptive conduct. By Broede Carmody
How Stylerunner outran its competitors to snag a partnership with retail giant Lululemon

How Stylerunner outran its competitors to snag a partnership with retail giant Lululemon

Home-grown online activewear retailer Stylerunner is striding ahead of its competitors, having recently scored a deal with US yogawear giant Lululemon Athlethica. By Kirsten Robb
Best of the web: The myth of AI; why Thiel loves monopolies; and the real difference between Apple and Android fans

Best of the web: The myth of AI; why Thiel loves monopolies; and the real difference between Apple and Android fans

While many of us were horrified a few years ago when the Supreme Court in the US decided corporations were people, this article covers the issues raised around that from another angle. By Bronwen Clune
Australian-wide transport business collapses

Australian-wide transport business collapses

One of Australia’s largest privately owned transport companies has collapsed in receivership. By Kirsten Robb
I never heard back about the job I interviewed for – is it okay to contact the company?

I never heard back about the job I interviewed for – is it okay to contact the company?

Finding a new job can be exhaustive process and even more so if you are sitting at home wondering if you will get a call back. By Aunty B
Productivity Commission to probe entry and exit barriers for small business

Productivity Commission to probe entry and exit barriers for small business

The federal government has launched an inquiry into the barriers to setting up and closing businesses in Australia. By Broede Carmody
How this family winery raised $22,000 through crowdfunding in less than a month

How this family winery raised $22,000 through crowdfunding in less than a month

A New South Wales winery has raised more than $20,000 within a month via crowdfunding platform Pozible to build more production space for its increasingly popular wines. By Broede Carmody
The Lighter side: IT Company parodies serious corporate videos

The Lighter side: IT Company parodies serious corporate videos

An IT company in the UK has had a good laugh at itself and gained plenty of online fans for a new video that parodies the corporate videos of technology companies. By Kirsten Robb
Would you pay to cuddle someone? Meet the growing number of hugging-based businesses

Would you pay to cuddle someone? Meet the growing number of hugging-based businesses

Matchmakers and hook-up apps beware: friendly cuddles from strangers could be the next big thing. By Broede Carmody
“He’s the mum and I’m the dad”: Pepperstone duo named Australian EY Entrepreneurs of the Year

“He’s the mum and I’m the dad”: Pepperstone duo named Australian EY Entrepreneurs of the Year

Successful entrepreneurs need “someone to drag you up over the top of the trenches when things get tough”. By Eloise Keating
Square takes first steps towards global payments offering

Square takes first steps towards global payments offering

US-based mobile payments provider Square has quietly started turning on more international services, TechCrunch reports. By Kye White
Vegemite, ice-coffee and BBQs all in the cross-hairs as halal certification fallout continues

Vegemite, ice-coffee and BBQs all in the cross-hairs as halal certification fallout continues

Vegemite is the latest brand to be targeted by an ongoing campaign to boycott halal-certified products, with a member of federal parliament also entering the fray as the fallout from the anti-halal movement continues. By Kirsten Robb
Airbnb rolls out $US1 million liability insurance for accommodation hosts

Airbnb rolls out $US1 million liability insurance for accommodation hosts

Airbnb has rolled out an additional liability insurance program that will provide up to $US1 million ($1.16 million) worth of protection to Airbnb hosts for their listings in the US. By Kye White
Diary of an entrepreneur: How Cosmetic Institute founder David Segal is giving the plastic surgery industry a new face

Diary of an entrepreneur: How Cosmetic Institute founder David Segal is giving the plastic surgery industry a new face

David Segal says he copped a lot of flak from the cosmetic surgery industry when he founded the Cosmetic Institute in 2012, undercutting the long-established pricing structures of the Australian market. By Kirsten Robb
How developing a safety culture can help your company’s bottom line

How developing a safety culture can help your company’s bottom line

The business benefits of safety often focus on cost avoidance. Companies know that every workplace safety incident incurs both direct costs, like the cost of medical treatment, and indirect costs, like loss of work time and affect on morale. By Damian Bassett
How to be more persuasive and get what you want

How to be more persuasive and get what you want

Whether we are at home or at work, and whether we are with our friends and family, or, work colleagues one thing is certain. We all employ a variety of communication tactics on a daily basis to influence the people around us. By Michelle Bowden
Peter Drake's collapsed investment company LM faces ASIC over Gold Coast development loans

Peter Drake's collapsed investment company LM faces ASIC over Gold Coast development loans

Legal action has commenced against collapsed Gold Coast-based LM Investment Management Limited founder Peter Charles Drake and other former directors, over the lending of funds for a Gold Coast development. By Jennifer Duke
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