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Tome raider: Booktopia buys Bookworld and Angus & Robertson

Tome raider: Booktopia buys Bookworld and Angus & Robertson

Former Smart50 finalist Booktopia is set to acquire one of its largest competitors, in a move that chief executive Tony Nash predicts will give his company 80% of the local online book retail market. By Eloise Keating
Flight Centre wins $11 million legal battle with ACCC over price-fixing claims

Flight Centre wins $11 million legal battle with ACCC over price-fixing claims

Flight Centre has successfully appealed an $11 million dollar fine imposed by the Federal Court last year for anti-competitive behaviour. By Broede Carmody
 40-year-old construction company TOLCO collapses

40-year-old construction company TOLCO collapses

A NSW engineering and construction company with more than 40 years’ experience in project management, demolition and medium to large construction work has been placed in voluntary administration, owing creditors about $1.2 million. By Renee Thompson
Bishop needn’t have come chopper a cropper: Six top tips for claiming travel expenses

Bishop needn’t have come chopper a cropper: Six top tips for claiming travel expenses

While entitlements for your average taxpayer are much less than those afforded to politicians, choppergate does beg the question of whether you could claim a helicopter ride for your business. By Cara Waters
Former sea snail farmer charged with providing slippery information to investors

Former sea snail farmer charged with providing slippery information to investors

The former chief executive of a business that farmed sea snails has been charged with 17 counts of providing false or misleading information after investors poured more than $40 million into his company. By Broede Carmody
Kraft Heinz bans employees from bringing in competitors’ food: “A whole other can of worms”

Kraft Heinz bans employees from bringing in competitors’ food: “A whole other can of worms”

Employees at Kraft Heinz’s US headquarters have been ordered to stop bringing in rival companies' food to work. By Renee Thompson
Ombudsman cracks down on payslip delays: Mobizone cops $5000 fine

Ombudsman cracks down on payslip delays: Mobizone cops $5000 fine

A mobile phone repair company in Adelaide has been fined $5000 after failing to pay a smaller on-the-spot fine for payslip breaches. By Renee Thompson
Temple & Webster snaps up Australian arm of furnishings retailer Wayfair

Temple & Webster snaps up Australian arm of furnishings retailer Wayfair

Home-grown online retail success story Temple & Webster has snapped up the Australian arm of US furnishings and decor business Wayfair for an undisclosed amount. By Broede Carmody
SMEs to gain faster access to the NBN; The $1 million retirement ‘myth’ busted: Midday Roundup

SMEs to gain faster access to the NBN; The $1 million retirement ‘myth’ busted: Midday Roundup

NBN Co is looking to boost its construction workforce by 4500 people in a bid to roll out high speed broadband to small businesses across Australia faster. By Broede Carmody and Renee Thompson
Innovation centre opens in Melbourne’s east

Innovation centre opens in Melbourne’s east

The Eastern Innovation Business Centre (EIBC) in Clayton will be opening next week, and is still accepting applications for potential tenants. By Denham Sadler
'Brick is the new black': five emerging trends in online retail

'Brick is the new black': five emerging trends in online retail

'Pure play' online retailers are moving into the physical store and those who are responsive to change and using available technology are setting themselves up well for the future. By Renee Thompson
How to save your family business  following a marriage breakdown

How to save your family business following a marriage breakdown

Many family businesses are unnecessarily destroyed by the breakdown of the owners’ marriage – particularly when the separated couples have worked together in their business. By Glenda Laurence
Getting beyond sales KPIs - managers as coaches

Getting beyond sales KPIs - managers as coaches

It's important to influence the act of selling before and when happens - not just review it afterwards. By Sue Barrett
Future shock: Why customers are greedy today, graceful tomorrow

Future shock: Why customers are greedy today, graceful tomorrow

What we think we’ll want in the future can be very different to what we actually choose when we get there. By Bri Williams
Why now is the time to change the GST rules

Why now is the time to change the GST rules

Five years ago I would have said don’t lower the GST-free threshold on overseas purchases. So what’s changed? By Kevin Moore
Fast Lane: Uber is more about renting than sharing

Fast Lane: Uber is more about renting than sharing

One of the biggest economic changes in the last few years has been the rise of the sharing economy. By Cara Waters
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