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Competition review released: Call to abolish restricted trading hours, limits on parallel imports and new competition policy body

Competition review released: Call to abolish restricted trading hours, limits on parallel imports and new competition policy body

Restrictions on retail trading hours and limits on parallel imports should be abolished, according to the review of competition law published this morning. By Cara Waters
“A game changer”: Regulators to face new rules when playing against small business

“A game changer”: Regulators to face new rules when playing against small business

Regulators and bureaucrats will have to abide by a new regulatory performance framework when dealing with small business, says Small Business Minister Bruce Billson. By Kirsten Robb
Five unconventional marketing ideas that really work: 2014 Smart50

Five unconventional marketing ideas that really work: 2014 Smart50

From April Fools’ Day gags to sponsoring the “Steve Irwin of fitness”, here are five marketing ideas which deliver from this year’s Smart50 finalists. By Cara Waters
How I raised $4 million for my business with only $30,000 turnover: Ruwan Weerasooriya and Rewardle

How I raised $4 million for my business with only $30,000 turnover: Ruwan Weerasooriya and Rewardle

Serial entrepreneur Ruwan Weerasooriya was celebrating at last week’s Smart50 awards after just raising $4 million on the ASX for his latest business, Rewardle. By Cara Waters
Maister family: Why we scooped up Smart50 finalist 4Cabling

Maister family: Why we scooped up Smart50 finalist 4Cabling

Sydney-based cabling company 4Cabling has been scooped up by family-owned private equity firm Gernis Holdings. By Kirsten Robb
ATO worker loses compensation bid after being reprimanded for long breaks to search for organic coffee and soy milk

ATO worker loses compensation bid after being reprimanded for long breaks to search for organic coffee and soy milk

A Canberra public servant has lost her bid for workplace compensation, after pleading she deserved longer breaks to find a café that served organic coffee and soy milk. By Eloise Keating
The Fast Lane: Who’s your mentor?

The Fast Lane: Who’s your mentor?

Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely old life. By Cara Waters
Negative gearing not just for the wealthy: 70% claiming rebates earn less than $80k

Negative gearing not just for the wealthy: 70% claiming rebates earn less than $80k

Any move to scrap negative gearing would affect “mum and dad” investors, according to research that shows 70% of those claiming the rebate earn less than $80,000. By Kirsten Robb
What do you need to know about the G20 treasurers meeting? A SmartCompany Q&A

What do you need to know about the G20 treasurers meeting? A SmartCompany Q&A

It is less than two months until the leaders of the G20 nations will convene in Brisbane. By Eloise Keating
Small business feeling the lending crunch – and three ways to help

Small business feeling the lending crunch – and three ways to help

Since the global financial crisis, credit growth in Australia has returned. But while growth in home lending between 2008 and 2014 was relatively strong, it was actually negative for business lending. By Deborah Ralston and Martin Jenkinson
Kiwi personal jetpack company looks to list in Australia after raising $5.9 million

Kiwi personal jetpack company looks to list in Australia after raising $5.9 million

It might sound like something out of space age cartoon The Jetsons, but New Zealand company Martin Aircraft believes it will be selling personal jetpacks within the next two years. By Eloise Keating
The dirty little secret of customer insights

The dirty little secret of customer insights

When James Dyson was pitching his new vacuum cleaner with its revolutionary clear plastic container, retailers warned him off, telling him that no one wants to see dirt. By Bri Williams
Older Australians, high income earners and men more likely to work from home: Survey

Older Australians, high income earners and men more likely to work from home: Survey

One-in-three Australians who work part-time or full-time have used the internet to work from home, with older Australians and high income earners more likely to do so than younger workers or those on lower incomes, according to a survey released today. By Andrew Sadauskas
Samsung Knox product line extended, small business version released

Samsung Knox product line extended, small business version released

Samsung has expanded its Knox product line of mobile device management software, including a cloud-based identity and access management, along with a version aimed at small businesses. By Andrew Sadauskas
My boss is too touchy feely – help!

My boss is too touchy feely – help!

Your boss’ behaviour may be innocent enough but the key thing here is that it makes you feel uncomfortable. By Aunty B
Sony releases software development kit for its Google Glass competitor as concerns mount about its turnaround plan

Sony releases software development kit for its Google Glass competitor as concerns mount about its turnaround plan

Sony has revealed plans to release a competitor to Google Glass, releasing a software development kit, amidst mounting concerns about its smartphone-led turnaround plans. By Andrew Sadauskas
Here’s what I learnt by launching 10 startups and losing $43k along the way

Here’s what I learnt by launching 10 startups and losing $43k along the way

For years, the overnight success story he was craving eluded Nic Blair. Here's what he's learnt from launching 10 startups and losing $43,000 on the journey. By Nina Hendy
What does a successful sales team and culture look like?

What does a successful sales team and culture look like?

Creating a viable and robust sales team and supporting culture takes effort – consistent effort. It doesn't happen by chance. By Sue Barrett
Singapore takes a gamble and wins big in global retail and tourism

Singapore takes a gamble and wins big in global retail and tourism

Singaporeans are open-minded and very committed shoppers. They understand the need to trade as openly and easily with as many countries as possible. By Kevin Moore
RBA’s bubble warning has not changed ‘on hold’ prediction: Westpac

RBA’s bubble warning has not changed ‘on hold’ prediction: Westpac

Despite the Reserve Bank of Australia’s concerns about the housing market’s price growth, it appears that not all are changing their predictions of a period of rate stability and macro involvement isn’t on everyone’s radar. By Jennifer Duke
Alibaba knocks IPO out of the park; Bank of Queensland to fork out $17m in compo for Storm Financial scandal: Midday Roundup

Alibaba knocks IPO out of the park; Bank of Queensland to fork out $17m in compo for Storm Financial scandal: Midday Roundup

Shares in Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba surged 38% in first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange, with the 15-year-old company now worth more than Amazon and eBay combined. By Eloise Keating and Kirsten Robb
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