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Harper Review recommends effects test and retail trading deregulation

Harper Review recommends effects test and retail trading deregulation

The Harper Review has rejected the case made by big business lobbies that the adoption of a controversial “effects test” will chill competition in Australia, recommending the government instead adopt the test to protect small business against the misuse of market power. By Kirsten Robb
How to reach your target market using Twitter Ads

How to reach your target market using Twitter Ads

Getting noticed in your target market’s social media news feeds now requires more effort than ever. By Michelle Gamble
Size matters: The top five industries for SMEs revealed

Size matters: The top five industries for SMEs revealed

It pays to be the David rather than the Goliath in some Australian industries, according to a study released this week. By Kirsten Robb
MYOB and Xero brawl over “outrageous” accusations: Is it ever OK to bag a competitor?

MYOB and Xero brawl over “outrageous” accusations: Is it ever OK to bag a competitor?

Accounting software companies MYOB and Xero are engaged in a war of words ahead of MYOB’s planned initial public offering. By Cara Waters
Everything you need to know about the small business effects test: Legal powers beefed up to fight the big end of town

Everything you need to know about the small business effects test: Legal powers beefed up to fight the big end of town

Small business will have greater power to take legal action against large competitors who misuse their market power, if the federal government adopts the effects test recommended by the Harper Review. By Kirsten Robb
Why digital really has little to do with technology

Why digital really has little to do with technology

How could digital communications have nothing to do with technology? Surely it’s all about technology. Isn’t it? By Craig Reardon
The best April Fools’ Day gags: From beard floristry to budgie smugglers

The best April Fools’ Day gags: From beard floristry to budgie smugglers

Entrepreneurial businesses love a good April Fools’ Day gag. What’s not to love about the one day of the year when you can garner free publicity while having a laugh in the process? By Cara Waters
Microsoft introduces new entry-level Surface tablet ahead of Windows 10

Microsoft introduces new entry-level Surface tablet ahead of Windows 10

Microsoft has opened pre-orders for a new entry-level tablet called the Surface 3, which will be available in Australian stores from May 5, ahead of the forthcoming release of Windows 10. By Andrew Sadauskas
Apple opens app submissions for Apple Watch, releases developer guidelines

Apple opens app submissions for Apple Watch, releases developer guidelines

Apple has begun accepting submissions for apps for its upcoming Apple Watch and has also released a number of resources for businesses wanting to develop apps for the devices, ahead of its April 24 release date. By Andrew Sadauskas
“Kmart is a ‘bottom of the food chain’ business”: Kmart boss Guy Russo tells it as it is

“Kmart is a ‘bottom of the food chain’ business”: Kmart boss Guy Russo tells it as it is

Guy Russo has transformed Kmart into one of the most profitable listed department store chains in Australia with revenue of $2.4 billion for the half year ending December 31, 2014. By Cara Waters
Beyond metadata: the brave new world of big data retention

Beyond metadata: the brave new world of big data retention

The debate about data retention is only just beginning, and the outcome could touch on many aspects of our behaviour and society at large. By Ashlin Lee
The importance of being omni-channel fit in the new age of retailing

The importance of being omni-channel fit in the new age of retailing

Technology has empowered consumers in ways we could never have imagined and the impact is enormous, exciting and perhaps a little daunting for many retailers. By Brian Walker
AussieCommerce buys PINCHme; Big business made $25 billion in tax deductions last year: Midday Roundup

AussieCommerce buys PINCHme; Big business made $25 billion in tax deductions last year: Midday Roundup

Smart50 finalist AussieCommerce has acquired PINCHme, a service that offers consumers free samples in exchange for market research, for an undisclosed sum. By Kirsten Robb
Is the ‘shut-in’ economy taking off in Australia?

Is the ‘shut-in’ economy taking off in Australia?

Look out so-called sharing economy: the “shut-in economy” might soon be the new king of buzzwords. By Broede Carmody
Why female entrepreneurs struggle to access capital

Why female entrepreneurs struggle to access capital

Women entrepreneurs are disadvantaged by a gender bias when it comes to money, or access to it – and here are four key reasons why. By Topaz Conway
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