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Wendys says it’s committed to its franchisees as Victorian stores advertised for as little as $59,000

Wendys says it’s committed to its franchisees as Victorian stores advertised for as little as $59,000

A number of Wendys Victorian franchisees have been listed for sale on online marketplaces over recent weeks, just days after Singapore-based Global Yellow Pages subsidiary Global Food Retail Group agreed to purchase the franchise network. By Andrew Sadauskas
Brisbane entrepreneur sells business for $305 million: How I did it

Brisbane entrepreneur sells business for $305 million: How I did it

Brisbane entrepreneur Michael Dempsey has just scored $150 million after selling his payment solutions business, Ezidebit, to Global Payments for $305 million. By Cara Waters
Sydney financial adviser convicted of $3.6 million fraud walks away with 18-month good behaviour bond

Sydney financial adviser convicted of $3.6 million fraud walks away with 18-month good behaviour bond

A Sydney businesswoman has escaped a jail sentence despite being convicted of a $3.6 million home loan fraud. By Eloise Keating
Online petition lobbies Libra to axe “stereotyping” ads

Online petition lobbies Libra to axe “stereotyping” ads

Tampon company Libra is the latest brand to face online lobbying against its advertising, as a petition calling for the immediate removal of a “female stereotyping” ad gains momentum. By Kirsten Robb
No pumping iron on the balcony during work hours: Fair Work flexes its muscles in bullying case

No pumping iron on the balcony during work hours: Fair Work flexes its muscles in bullying case

The Fair Work Commission has ordered a male employee to stop exercising on a balcony in front of one of his female colleagues, in an example of its wide-reaching powers under the anti-bullying provisions of the Fair Work Act. By Eloise Keating
Breast screening business fined $200,000 for misleading conduct

Breast screening business fined $200,000 for misleading conduct

A Perth breast screening clinic and its sole director have been ordered to pay $250,000 in penalties for breaching Australian Consumer Law. By Eloise Keating
SMEs increasingly bullish about revenues and growth: Survey

SMEs increasingly bullish about revenues and growth: Survey

Confidence among SMEs is picking up, with a majority expecting an increase in their business revenues over the next six months, according to figures released today. By Andrew Sadauskas
IBM wants to make it easier for you to access big data

IBM wants to make it easier for you to access big data

IBM has rolled out a beta version of a new product it claims will give average business users easy access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools. By Kirsten Robb
Guilty pleas entered in $7 million NAB insider trading case; Ray White expands into SMSF financial advice market: Midday Roundup

Guilty pleas entered in $7 million NAB insider trading case; Ray White expands into SMSF financial advice market: Midday Roundup

The two men at the centre of the $7 million NAB and Australian Bureau of Statistics insider trading case have pleaded guilty to charges in the Melbourne Magistrates Court. By Eloise Keating and Andrew Sadauskas
ImageBrief co-founder Simon Moss on relocating to New York, investments and a picture-perfect future

ImageBrief co-founder Simon Moss on relocating to New York, investments and a picture-perfect future

ImageBrief co-founder Simon Moss feels like the company is just starting to hit its “tipping point” and is excited about its future. By Kye White
How poor website technology choice unnecessarily cost this SME thousands

How poor website technology choice unnecessarily cost this SME thousands

In the wrong hands, minor alterations to websites cost 50 times what they should be. By Craig Reardon
Smart50 winners: Where are they now?

Smart50 winners: Where are they now?

Before tonight’s big reveal of the 2014 Smart50 list, we thought we'd take a glance back at some of the biggest and most successful Smart50 businesses from previous years – and catch up with where they are now. By Cara Waters
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FIRB "asleep at the wheel" on property investment

Despite clear rules and clear prohibitions, the Foreign Investment Review Board had failed to enforce laws restricting investment in real estate by foreign investors, Kelly O'Dwyer maintains. By Jonathan Chancellor
Digital Business Kit for SMEs goes live

Digital Business Kit for SMEs goes live

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has launched a new Digital Business Kit, which it says will help SMEs engage with the digital economy. By Kirsten Robb
My employee is drinking on the job – what do I do?

My employee is drinking on the job – what do I do?

The harm in enjoying a tipple at work comes down to the frequency and context of the imbibing. By Aunty B
Good genes: How Robert Mair is building Fitgenes into a million-dollar listed company

Good genes: How Robert Mair is building Fitgenes into a million-dollar listed company

There is a definite entrepreneurial steak in Robert Mair’s DNA. By Eloise Keating
Going local: 10 ways to build a strong local profile for your business

Going local: 10 ways to build a strong local profile for your business

Marketing locally requires a different strategy to larger national brand-building campaigns. By Michelle Gamble
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