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Five more Laura Ashley stores to close as voluntary administration continues

Five more Laura Ashley stores to close as voluntary administration continues

Twenty-five employees will lose their jobs across NSW and Victoria. By Eloise Keating
Barnaby Joyce is now the deputy prime minister: What this means for small business

Barnaby Joyce is now the deputy prime minister: What this means for small business

The feisty politician is well known for standing up to the Liberals and Johnny Depp. By Broede Carmody
Valentine’s Day: How small businesses can prepare for the busiest days in their calendar

Valentine’s Day: How small businesses can prepare for the busiest days in their calendar

It's a day of love, and a day SMEs love... By Ronelle Richards
Warning to small business operators over SMS banking scam

Warning to small business operators over SMS banking scam

Small business operators are being warned about the risks associated with doing their banking from mobile devices in light of a widespread mobile scam that is targeting major Australian banks. By Eloise Keating
Airbnb becoming more popular for travelling Aussies but accommodation industry says better regulation is needed

Airbnb becoming more popular for travelling Aussies but accommodation industry says better regulation is needed

Airbnb is the sixth most preferred accommodation booking site, with almost 5% of Australians using the service in the past year By Ronelle Richards
US streaming provider to launch Down Under: Four things you need to know about Hayu

US streaming provider to launch Down Under: Four things you need to know about Hayu

The Australian content streaming market is set to get even more crowded, with another international provider to launch locally next month. By Eloise Keating
Telstra’s Facebook faux pas: Why you shouldn’t respond to angry customers with a cat meme

Telstra’s Facebook faux pas: Why you shouldn’t respond to angry customers with a cat meme

The telco has learnt the hard way that responding to an angry customer with a cat meme is not always a good idea. By Broede Carmody
Investorist founder Jon Ellis reveals how he is growing his $2 million property business by 30% each quarter and expanding to the United States

Investorist founder Jon Ellis reveals how he is growing his $2 million property business by 30% each quarter and expanding to the United States

“If you allow other people to dictate what is important, you’ll never get anything done." By Broede Carmody
Your business doesn’t have a website traffic problem, it has a conversion problem: Here’s why

Your business doesn’t have a website traffic problem, it has a conversion problem: Here’s why

Plus, five absolute minimum conversion tactics every marketer needs to nail. By Gary Tramer
Expect the unexpected from property this year

Expect the unexpected from property this year

What will be the property market's X factor in 2016? By Michael Yardney
A sales team that plays together, succeeds together

A sales team that plays together, succeeds together

Every sales team has a mixed bag or experience, motivation, confidence and skill levels. How you develop your individual team members will determine your team’s success. By Trent Leyshan
What might upset Australia's 'rock solid' banks

What might upset Australia's 'rock solid' banks

The Commonwealth Bank's half year results suggest Australian banks are doing well despite the turbulence affecting banks internationally. However, they may not be totally immune. By Lee Smales
Steve Baxter asks for the crazy: Why entrepreneurs quit their day jobs

Steve Baxter asks for the crazy: Why entrepreneurs quit their day jobs

“Is your idea crazy? Who cares, if people use it and it can generate revenue then all of a sudden it isn’t crazy.” By Dinushi Dias
The one thing you should do if you want your presentations to be more memorable

The one thing you should do if you want your presentations to be more memorable

In an article for Forbes, Leadership HQ founder Mark Murphy says there is no point in giving a speech or presentation if no one remembers it. By Broede Carmody
Advertising watchdog upholds complaint against Patties Party Pies ad that played during the movie Frozen

Advertising watchdog upholds complaint against Patties Party Pies ad that played during the movie Frozen

The ad in question aired on Channel 7 during a broadcast of the popular children’s movie Frozen and featured a boy dressed as an astronaut eating Patties Party Pies with his family. By Broede Carmody
Seven questions you should answer in order to create content your customers will love

Seven questions you should answer in order to create content your customers will love

Set aside an afternoon and get the coffee brewing; it’s time to dig deep. By Steph Little
Small business campaign calls on government to bring in an effects test and not “bow” to vested interests

Small business campaign calls on government to bring in an effects test and not “bow” to vested interests

"We’re going right around the nation saying this is an important issue and has to be addressed by government,” says Peter Strong. By Broede Carmody
Training provider collapses into voluntary administration as concerns over vocational education system grow

Training provider collapses into voluntary administration as concerns over vocational education system grow

Is the vocational education and training system in “crisis”? By Broede Carmody
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