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Working seven days a week for no wage: Franchisee claims Wendy’s breached duty of care as landlord locks him out of his store

Working seven days a week for no wage: Franchisee claims Wendy’s breached duty of care as landlord locks him out of his store

A Wendy’s franchisee, who was locked out of the store he owned and operated for more than two years, claims the ice cream and hot dog chain breached its duty of care. By Eloise Keating
July 1 tax and legal changes for your business for 2015: Seven things to know

July 1 tax and legal changes for your business for 2015: Seven things to know

Turning over the calendar to July 1 today brings in a raft of changes for small and medium businesses. By Cara Waters
Sydney’s lockout laws cause collapse of well-known restaurant and bar

Sydney’s lockout laws cause collapse of well-known restaurant and bar

Sydney restaurant and bar La Cita collapsed into liquidation last week and the directors are blaming the NSW government’s lockout laws. By Cara Waters
Flying pigs and metaphorical guillotines: Seven gems from Peter Strong’s speech to the National Press Club

Flying pigs and metaphorical guillotines: Seven gems from Peter Strong’s speech to the National Press Club

Business class warfare is “alive and well in Australia”, according to Peter Strong, executive director of the Council of Small Business of Australia. By Eloise Keating
Second Melbourne small business comes forward with claims Target ripped off its designs

Second Melbourne small business comes forward with claims Target ripped off its designs

Target Australia has been accused of ripping off the designs of another small clothing designer, just days after it was revealed the retailer paid $5000 to settle a dispute over two items of children’s clothing. By Eloise Keating
Kennett tells why $12 million from Coles is a “major step forward” for small suppliers

Kennett tells why $12 million from Coles is a “major step forward” for small suppliers

Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett ordered yesterday that Coles’ food and grocery suppliers be refunded more than $12 million after they were forced to pay extra rebates to join the supermarket’s supply chain program. By Renee Thomps son
No comedy in this Greek tragedy: Cafe cops it over “What do you give a Greek with a scratchie?” sign

No comedy in this Greek tragedy: Cafe cops it over “What do you give a Greek with a scratchie?” sign

Customers of a cafe in Sydney’s north have taken to social media to complain about a sign making light of Greece’s financial situation. By Rebecca Colquhoun
ASIC investigates One Big Switch for potentially “false or misleading” advertising

ASIC investigates One Big Switch for potentially “false or misleading” advertising

One Big Switch is being investigated for misleading customers with advertisements stating a “price beat guarantee”, savings on life insurance and promises of consumers saving $600 all potentially coming up empty. By Rebecca Colquhoun
Experts tip mixed economic outlook for year ahead

Experts tip mixed economic outlook for year ahead

Businesses are now planning for the new financial year ahead. However, the outlook for small business for the new financial year continues to be uncertain. By Renee Thompson
Pensioner loses $110,000 in fake ATO scam; Health club owner fined for standing down worker who questioned their entitlements: Midday Roundup

Pensioner loses $110,000 in fake ATO scam; Health club owner fined for standing down worker who questioned their entitlements: Midday Roundup

An 81-year-old man from Western Australia has fallen victim to an end-of-financial-year tax scam that cost the pensioner $110,000. By Rebecca Colquhoun and Renee Thompson
OpenAgent.com.au raises $6 million to capture more of Australia’s property market

OpenAgent.com.au raises $6 million to capture more of Australia’s property market

A chance meeting and 400% year-on-year growth has helped real estate agent comparison startup OpenAgent.com.au close a $6 million funding round. By Kye White
Stomping new ground: How Steve Gunn is taking Blundstone to new markets and a younger generation

Stomping new ground: How Steve Gunn is taking Blundstone to new markets and a younger generation

Steve Gunn never thought he would be a chief executive, let alone head up one of Australia’s oldest manufacturing businesses. By Eloise Keating
Nine things to know about Greece's IMF debt default

Nine things to know about Greece's IMF debt default

Greece is set to miss the deadline on its €1.6 billion loan repayment due to the IMF, making it the first advanced economy to default to the fund in its 71-year history. By André Broome
When is your sweet spot for sending eNewsletters?

When is your sweet spot for sending eNewsletters?

This ‘ugly duckling’ of digital marketing techniques also happens to be one of the most effective, despite increasing competition from newer and shinier tactics. By Craig Reardon
The one thing your team really needs from you

The one thing your team really needs from you

You need to leave parent/child modes of behaviour at home and not bring them to the workplace. By Pollyanna Lenkic
What do consultants really sell?

What do consultants really sell?

There are two key things you need to look for if you are thinking about hiring a consultant. By Brian Walker
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