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Sales trends for 2015: Doing meaningful business

Sales trends for 2015: Doing meaningful business

Are you ready to make the way you do business more meaningful for you and your customers? By Sue Barrett
Should you offer free advice? Should you take it?

Should you offer free advice? Should you take it?

When something is free there is no ‘skin in the game’. The absence of outlay can mean there is little to lose by not participating. By Bri Williams
ANZ pays out $30 million to financial planning clients; Liquidator misconduct on downward trend says ASIC: Midday roundup

ANZ pays out $30 million to financial planning clients; Liquidator misconduct on downward trend says ASIC: Midday roundup

ANZ Bank will pay out around $30 million to reimburse thousands of customers who signed up for financial planning advice and never received it. By Kirsten Robb and Broede Carmody
Former owner of collapsed retailer Jones the Grocer in legal stoush with L Capital Asia in Singapore

Former owner of collapsed retailer Jones the Grocer in legal stoush with L Capital Asia in Singapore

The former owner of collapsed gourmet retailer Jones the Grocer is suing the company’s majority shareholder L Capital Asia in Singapore’s high court for alleged “oppressive conduct”. By Broede Carmody
Hardtofind founders Trudi Jenkins and Erica Stewart part ways: Tips for ending a business partnership

Hardtofind founders Trudi Jenkins and Erica Stewart part ways: Tips for ending a business partnership

Communication is essential when parting ways with your long-term business partner, according to hardtofind co-founder Erica Stewart. By Kirsten Robb
Dairy giant Fonterra pulls Tamar Valley ad after advertising watchdog upholds complaint over “made in Tasmania” claims

Dairy giant Fonterra pulls Tamar Valley ad after advertising watchdog upholds complaint over “made in Tasmania” claims

Fonterra has pulled one of its TV ads after a complaint was upheld by the Advertising Standards Board because of changing community standards about the origin of fresh food. By Broede Carmody
Australia’s best startups revealed in StartupSmart Awards

Australia’s best startups revealed in StartupSmart Awards

Australia’s best startups were recognised in Melbourne last night at the fifth annual StartupSmart Awards, with one of SmartCompany’s top online retailers taking out the top honour. By Eloise Keating
Tony Abbott rules out changing “hypocritical” negative gearing but it could cost him votes

Tony Abbott rules out changing “hypocritical” negative gearing but it could cost him votes

Just a few weeks out from the 2015 budget, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given a definitive answer to the ongoing question of negative gearing, taking the tax break essentially off the reform table. By Kirsten Robb
Why John McGrath says Shark Tank is raising the next generation of entrepreneurs: His three tips for landing investment for your business

Why John McGrath says Shark Tank is raising the next generation of entrepreneurs: His three tips for landing investment for your business

Real estate mogul and Shark Tank judge John McGrath believes the Channel Ten reality show is inspiring the next generation of Australian entrepreneurs. By Kirsten Robb
Why the Anzac legend has always been about branding

Why the Anzac legend has always been about branding

While many Australians have been outraged at Woolworths' clumsy attempt to superimpose its brand over the Anzac Centenary, what most of the reaction has missed is that the Anzac legend has always been partly about branding. By Emily Robertson
First in, best dressed: How Nathan Huppatz was first to the party with Costumes.com.au

First in, best dressed: How Nathan Huppatz was first to the party with Costumes.com.au

Why Costumes.com.au co-founder Nathan Huppatz isn’t afraid to give away his e-commerce secrets and which Richard Branson quote inspires him to keep trying new things. By Kirsten Robb
States sign up to unfair contract provisions for SMEs: What it will mean for your business

States sign up to unfair contract provisions for SMEs: What it will mean for your business

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson is pushing ahead with election commitment to extend unfair contract provisions to SMEs, revealing yesterday the state and territory governments have pledged their support for the changes. By Eloise Keating
Apple Watch won’t be for sale in store before June

Apple Watch won’t be for sale in store before June

An internal memo to Apple Staff has revealed the Apple Watch is unlikely to be available for in-store purchases before June, 9to5mac reports. By Kye White
Snapchat targets competitor’s workers with sneaky photo filter

Snapchat targets competitor’s workers with sneaky photo filter

Startups go to great lengths to lure top talent, as Snapchat has proved with its latest stunt. By Kye White
Nando’s restaurant grilled for withholding Korean worker’s wages

Nando’s restaurant grilled for withholding Korean worker’s wages

A Nando’s restaurant in Brisbane has been caught withholding the wages of a new staff member in a bid to keep them on the job for at least three months. By Broede Carmody
Five tips to ramp up out-of-office productivity

Five tips to ramp up out-of-office productivity

Working outside of a typical office environment is fast becoming the norm as the number of freelancers, remote workers and outsourced talent continues to rise. By Georgia Mitchell
Australians dissatisfied at work, but startups are getting workplace culture right

Australians dissatisfied at work, but startups are getting workplace culture right

The average Aussie is unmotivated while at work and would not recommend their company to friends or family, according to a survey examining the workplace attitudes of more than 3000 Australians. By Broede Carmody
Three critical property negotiating pressure points

Three critical property negotiating pressure points

Strong competition for properties and rising prices has created a seller's market in many parts of Australia. By Michael Yardney
How to cope with betrayal in business

How to cope with betrayal in business

Being betrayed can be one of the most devastating experiences in life. By Amanda Rose
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