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Pie Face collapse: Franchisee says claims of unprofitability are “nuts”

Pie Face collapse: Franchisee says claims of unprofitability are “nuts”

Pie Face franchisees will wait another week to receive further information from administrators Jirsch Sutherland that could seal their fate. By Eloise Keating
Salon chain director pleads guilty to two charges after $2.6 million goes missing from collapsed company

Salon chain director pleads guilty to two charges after $2.6 million goes missing from collapsed company

The director of beauty chain Ella Rouge Beauty has pleaded guilty to two charges following allegations he misappropriated more than $2.6 million from a company that has subsequently collapsed. By Andrew Sadauskas
Tony Abbott accused of buying Facebook likes in India: should your business do the same?

Tony Abbott accused of buying Facebook likes in India: should your business do the same?

Tony Abbott appears to have been sprung buying Facebook likes in India. By Cara Waters
Liquidator in court over claims he defrauded business of $90,000

Liquidator in court over claims he defrauded business of $90,000

A former liquidator appeared before the Downing Centre Local Court in NSW yesterday accused of obtaining $90,000 by deception. By Andrew Sadauskas
Phillip Di Bella sells to Retail Food Group for $47 million

Phillip Di Bella sells to Retail Food Group for $47 million

Brisbane entrepreneur Phillip Di Bella sealed a $47 million deal yesterday to sell his coffee business, Di Bella Coffee. By Cara Waters
Godfreys launches $78 million IPO in bid to continue cleaning up vacuum cleaner market

Godfreys launches $78 million IPO in bid to continue cleaning up vacuum cleaner market

Godfreys is hoping the mums and dads who have purchased vacuum cleaners from its stores for the past 80 years will also pick up shares in the iconic retailer when it debuts on the ASX. By Eloise Keating
Businesses have to allow Facebook at work if Facebook at Work is to succeed

Businesses have to allow Facebook at work if Facebook at Work is to succeed

Facebook’s announcement that it’s building Facebook at Work is a further sign that social media is maturing. By Dionne Lew
The next social network your business needs to think about: Tumblr overtakes Instagram and Facebook as fastest growing social site

The next social network your business needs to think about: Tumblr overtakes Instagram and Facebook as fastest growing social site

Micro-blogging website Tumblr has overtaken Instagram as the fastest growing social platform, according to research released today by the Global Web Index. By Kirsten Robb
Travel entrepreneur sets up $10 million entrepreneurship institute at Melbourne Uni college

Travel entrepreneur sets up $10 million entrepreneurship institute at Melbourne Uni college

Is entrepreneurship something that can be taught? Travel entrepreneur Peter Wade thinks so and he is willing to put his money where his mouth is. By Eloise Keating
Money minus: Payday lender hit with $42,500 fine

Money minus: Payday lender hit with $42,500 fine

A Perth-based payday lender has paid a $42,500 fine to ASIC for failing to gather required account statements from consumers. By Andrew Sadauskas
Why are women missing in action in MBAs?

Why are women missing in action in MBAs?

Macquarie University has launched a new initiative to break down barriers to entry into MBAs for women. By Lucia Osborne-Crowley
Decline of the dongle: Research finds USB modems are falling out of favour

Decline of the dongle: Research finds USB modems are falling out of favour

Australians are ejecting their dongle, turning instead to their smartphone for portable internet, according to research from Roy Morgan. By Kirsten Robb
Digital smarts: How Sam Bashiry turned a $1000 second-hand router into Broadband Solutions, a $10 million internet provider

Digital smarts: How Sam Bashiry turned a $1000 second-hand router into Broadband Solutions, a $10 million internet provider

Broadband Solutions founder Sam Bashiry doesn’t believe in luck. Instead, the 36-year-old believes in making the most of opportunities that come your way. By Eloise Keating
Investor frenzy around Medibank’s float completely ridiculous

Investor frenzy around Medibank’s float completely ridiculous

Medibank is not a dot-com, and this insistence that it can only go up is nonsense. By Paddy Manning
Tiger unleashed: Why Australian companies could reap the rewards of India’s roaring economy

Tiger unleashed: Why Australian companies could reap the rewards of India’s roaring economy

Since India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office earlier this year, India has embarked on a program of reform which, if successful, will provide a better environment for Australian business. By Nicola Watkinson
COSBOA names new chair and deputy chair; GWA Group sells Dux Hot Water for $46 million: Midday Roundup

COSBOA names new chair and deputy chair; GWA Group sells Dux Hot Water for $46 million: Midday Roundup

The Council of Small Business of Australia has appointed Paul Robert as chair and Teresa Mitchell as deputy chair in an overhaul of its board. By Andrew Sadauskas and Kirsten Robb
When customers attack! 10 tips to dealing with social media outrage

When customers attack! 10 tips to dealing with social media outrage

Customer behaviour has changed drastically in the last few years with the advent of the social media age. Customers are now extra vigilant, more outspoken, and to some degree, outrage-prone. By Michelle Gamble
I think my colleagues are having an affair – should I tell my boss?

I think my colleagues are having an affair – should I tell my boss?

I’m going to lay it out for you: you really should mind your own business. By Aunty B
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