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Small business tax cut and $20,000 asset write-off legislation introduced to Parliament – Billson warns Labor not to “muck around with the measure”

Small business tax cut and $20,000 asset write-off legislation introduced to Parliament – Billson warns Labor not to “muck around with the measure”

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson is working quickly to make the government’s $5.5 billion small business package a reality for SMEs. By Eloise Keating
Could you pitch your business in less than 60 seconds? TEDx, Steve Jobs and the 1-minute pitch

Could you pitch your business in less than 60 seconds? TEDx, Steve Jobs and the 1-minute pitch

Could you pitch your business in a minute to grab five big ones? Let alone do it at TEDx. By Fi Bendall
“Rip us off”: Shark Tank judge Janine Allis’ unconventional advice for franchisors

“Rip us off”: Shark Tank judge Janine Allis’ unconventional advice for franchisors

Entrepreneur Janine Allis built her Boost Juice business on franchising and she says an unconventional approach and “naivety” is what got her through. By Cara Waters
Business ready: Why Telstra and Vodafone are gearing up to fight a legal battle for SMEs

Business ready: Why Telstra and Vodafone are gearing up to fight a legal battle for SMEs

Telstra and Vodafone are squaring up to fight a trademark battle over the words ‘ready business’. By Kirsten Robb
Bruce Billson tells National Press Club: “Small business is the new black, the new kale of the café scene, the yogalates”

Bruce Billson tells National Press Club: “Small business is the new black, the new kale of the café scene, the yogalates”

Australian small businesses are having a moment and no one is happier about that than Small Business Minister Bruce Billson. By Eloise Keating
Have you been crypto-locked yet?

Have you been crypto-locked yet?

Crypto locker viruses are hitting businesses just like yours every day and are taking a serious toll. By David Markus
One billion reasons for SMEs to say I do to legalising same-sex marriage

One billion reasons for SMEs to say I do to legalising same-sex marriage

Small businesses around the country stand to benefit from a massive commercial injection if marriage equality laws are passed, after Prime Minister Tony Abbott signalled a vote could be put before Parliament as early as August. By Kirsten Robb
Nearly half of Aussie businesses say they’ve experienced ‘Mobilegeddon’

Nearly half of Aussie businesses say they’ve experienced ‘Mobilegeddon’

It was the algorithm change tech experts labelled ‘Mobilegeddon’: the end to Google rankings as businesses knew them. By Kirsten Robb
What are your financial new year's tech resolutions?

What are your financial new year's tech resolutions?

The end of the financial year isn't just a time to buy up big on hardware and software, it's also a chance to consider your tech strategy for the year ahead. By David Hancock
The three personality traits of the world’s most famous billionaires revealed

The three personality traits of the world’s most famous billionaires revealed

The richest people in the world share three things in common, according to research published by UBS and PwC. Well four, if you count their piles of cash. By Eloise Keating
Google I/O – five big things to expect this year: Control Shift

Google I/O – five big things to expect this year: Control Shift

Google’s big annual developer conference, known as Google I/O, is about to kick off in California. Here are five things you can expect this year. By Andrew Sadauskas
The eight latest and greatest Internet of Things gadgets

The eight latest and greatest Internet of Things gadgets

Too lazy to flick a switch, want a drone to follow your kids on the soccer field or connect your fridge magnet to the cloud? These eight gadgets are for you. By Paul Wallbank
Forget siestas, 'green micro-breaks' could boost work productivity

Forget siestas, 'green micro-breaks' could boost work productivity

For employees, taking scheduled breaks throughout the day is important for attention, well-being and productivity. Our new research suggests a “green micro-break” could provide just the boost you need. By Kate Lee, Katherine Johnson, Kathryn Williams, Leisa Sargent and Nicholas Williams
Optus reveals business cloud computing strategy in response to Telstra

Optus reveals business cloud computing strategy in response to Telstra

Optus has responded to Telstra’s push to become a cloud services provider focused on the Asia-Pacific region by outlining plans to leverage infrastructure from its parent company, SingTel. By Andrew Sadauskas
Google reveals universal URL links, search results deep-linking into iPhone apps ahead of Google I/O

Google reveals universal URL links, search results deep-linking into iPhone apps ahead of Google I/O

With just hours to go until the Google I/O conference, the search giant has unveiled a number of updates including deep linking for content in iPhone apps in search results and universal URLS. By Andrew Sadauskas
MissChu staff unlikely to be paid as company placed in liquidation; Terry White pays $2.76 million for Chemplus: Midday Roundup

MissChu staff unlikely to be paid as company placed in liquidation; Terry White pays $2.76 million for Chemplus: Midday Roundup

The voluntary administrators brought in to save MissChu have said the restaurant’s 200 past and present employees will face an uphill battle to get what they are owed from the business. By Kirsten Robb
Running Lean author Ash Maurya’s warning about the one trap founders shouldn’t fall into

Running Lean author Ash Maurya’s warning about the one trap founders shouldn’t fall into

Founders need to think about their business model first and foremost and not get caught up with “innovator’s bias”, according to the author of Running Lean. By Broede Carmody
Six signs perfectionism is derailing your team

Six signs perfectionism is derailing your team

I've given myself 30 minutes to write this piece. Why? Because I am a perfectionist. By Susannah George
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