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FWO more likely to litigate against small businesses: Report

FWO more likely to litigate against small businesses: Report

The Fair Work Ombudsman is more likely to engage in litigation against small businesses compared to medium and large-sized companies, according to a report released by researchers at the University of Melbourne last week. By Eloise Keating
Tribunal backs suspension of ecstasy-taking bus driver

Tribunal backs suspension of ecstasy-taking bus driver

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal has backed the suspension of a bus driver who returned a positive drug test after taking an ecstasy tablet. By Cara Waters
SMEs warned about “smooth talking” DJ conman

SMEs warned about “smooth talking” DJ conman

Small businesses around the country are being warned about doing businesses with a former radio DJ whose actions have reportedly short-changed individuals and businesses thousands of dollars. By Eloise Keating
Workers should move for jobs, says Business Council’s new boss

Workers should move for jobs, says Business Council’s new boss

Workers should be willing to move interstate or overseas for work, according to the new president of the Business Council of Australia, Catherine Livingstone. By Kirsten Robb
Fitgenes latest company to make ASX debut via reverse takeover

Fitgenes latest company to make ASX debut via reverse takeover

An Australian company that specialises in health advice tailored to individuals’ genetic profiles is gearing up to list on the Australian Stock Exchange via a reverse takeover. By Eloise Keating
Strong clearance rates keep auction market warm through winter

Strong clearance rates keep auction market warm through winter

The weekend’s hot clearance rates have kept the property market unseasonably warm for winter, particularly in the big auction cities of Sydney and Melbourne. By Kirsten Robb
Business schools must teach entrepreneurial thinking: report

Business schools must teach entrepreneurial thinking: report

Business schools must teach broader skills such as entrepreneurial thinking, rather than just the specialised business knowledge traditionally taught at university, according to research from the Australian Business Deans Council. By Kirsten Robb
Fast Lane: “Open the kimono” and other phrases which should be banned in business

Fast Lane: “Open the kimono” and other phrases which should be banned in business

Sexist language in a business context is offensive and often plain ridiculous. By Cara Waters
Brain gain: How neuroscience can improve your business’ marketing today

Brain gain: How neuroscience can improve your business’ marketing today

EEG medical tests have traditionally been used to diagnose a range of neurological conditions such as epilepsy, sleep disorders and brain tumours. By Eloise Keating
Kogan releases $229 Agora 4G Android smartphone

Kogan releases $229 Agora 4G Android smartphone

Kogan has announced it will release a new entry-level 4G Android smartphone for $229 outright, with the online retailer also cutting the price of its previous 3G model to $199. By Andrew Sadauskas
South Korean government responds to Japan’s “robot revolution” with $2.69 billion investment in robotics

South Korean government responds to Japan’s “robot revolution” with $2.69 billion investment in robotics

The South Korean government has announced a 2.6 trillion won ($A2.69 billion) investment in its local robotics industry, in a move set to benefit industrial giants such as LG, Samsung and Hyundai. By Andrew Sadauskas
NBN rollout spreads across Victoria: Langwarrin, Werribee, Epping, Langwarrin South and Cranbourne West added to footprint

NBN rollout spreads across Victoria: Langwarrin, Werribee, Epping, Langwarrin South and Cranbourne West added to footprint

The NBN Co has announced the latest suburbs and towns in Victoria to be added to the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout. By Andrew Sadauskas
Five things your accountant should be doing for you besides your taxes

Five things your accountant should be doing for you besides your taxes

If your accountant is just a tax-time paper pusher, you are missing out on a range of opportunities to grow your business. By David McKellar
Australian retailers reach world-class heights

Australian retailers reach world-class heights

Why bright young things would do well to follow Greg Foran’s path to success. By Kevin Moore
My first year as an entrepreneur: How I’ve failed, what I’ve learnt, and where I’m going

My first year as an entrepreneur: How I’ve failed, what I’ve learnt, and where I’m going

It’s been little over a year since I had started HotDesk (Australia’s shared office space booking platform) and LinkedIn made sure my connections knew about it. By Steve Glaveski
The top four e-commerce platforms: Which one is right for you?

The top four e-commerce platforms: Which one is right for you?

Having a quality e-commerce platform behind your brand is critical in maximising your sales and turning your ‘bricks’ into ‘clicks’. By Adam Arbolino
How selling can be an act of kindness

How selling can be an act of kindness

Very few people that I have met in sales want to harm or take undue advantage of others, even when pressed to meet targets and hit budgets. By Sue Barrett
The strangeness of consumer decision-making

The strangeness of consumer decision-making

So this shopper visited a well-known retailer looking to buy an Apple TV. By Bri Williams
Whitehaven Coal activist Jonathan Moylan avoids jail time, released on $1000 good behaviour bond

Whitehaven Coal activist Jonathan Moylan avoids jail time, released on $1000 good behaviour bond

Jonathan Moylan has been sentenced to one year and eight months in jail by the Supreme Court of NSW today, but will be released immediately on a $1000 good behaviour bond for two years. By Broede Carmody
Mouldy ham sangas and three month-old takeaways: my work fridge is disgusting – help!

Mouldy ham sangas and three month-old takeaways: my work fridge is disgusting – help!

While the bouquet of three-month old fried rice would have your Aunty B on a witch-hunt for the lazy lunch leaver, I understand you are in a delicate position as a new team member. By Aunty B
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