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Michel’s Patisserie franchisees protest rising store costs

Michel’s Patisserie franchisees protest rising store costs

Retail Food Group has reached out to its Michel Patisserie's franchisees after receiving an anonymous letter purportedly from a franchisee complaining that head office changes were driving customers away. By Kirsten Robb
Public register for dodgy financial planners aims to clean up industry

Public register for dodgy financial planners aims to clean up industry

Dodgy financial planners will soon be named and shamed on a public register, in a move to make the financial planning industry more transparent and protect businesses and individuals from poor advice. By Broede Carmody
Can he fix it? No he can’t: Training provider slammed for showing “unsafe” workplace behaviour in ad

Can he fix it? No he can’t: Training provider slammed for showing “unsafe” workplace behaviour in ad

The Advertising Standards Board has upheld a complaint against a television commercial that depicted a superhero tradie throwing chisels and shooting nail guns. By Broede Carmody
Small telco provider breaches consumer code 19 times

Small telco provider breaches consumer code 19 times

A telco provider has been slapped on the wrist by ACMA after an investigation found it had breached 19 separate clauses of the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code. By Broede Carmody
How I overcame the tax jargon and got the R&D tax incentive: Tools for your grab at the cash

How I overcame the tax jargon and got the R&D tax incentive: Tools for your grab at the cash

Alex Martell from online wine community Vinus says he knew the federal government’s Research and Development Tax Incentives would kick-start the growth of his business. By Kirsten Robb
Best of the Web: Ebola panic grips the US; Marc Andreessen on diversity; and cloned puppies for sale

Best of the Web: Ebola panic grips the US; Marc Andreessen on diversity; and cloned puppies for sale

With the fear of Ebola spreading at a much faster rate than the virus, The New Yorker takes time out from the hysteria to trace the origins of this latest outbreak. By Bronwen Clune
The Lighter Side: Forget beach blanket bingo, tech conference bingo's all the rage

The Lighter Side: Forget beach blanket bingo, tech conference bingo's all the rage

It's a little game that all the cool kids are playing: tech conference bingo. By Cara Waters
Government dismisses calls for CBA royal commission; Qantas on track to turn a profit; Shares up on open: Midday roundup

Government dismisses calls for CBA royal commission; Qantas on track to turn a profit; Shares up on open: Midday roundup

The Government has ruled out establishing a royal commission into the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, reports Business Spectator. By Broede Carmody
What Rachel Zoe knows about motherhood, business and style

What Rachel Zoe knows about motherhood, business and style

One of the world's most famous stylists wants you to know that despite the designer threads and celebrity friends, she's just a normal person. By Juliette Saly
Proposed reforms to Significant Investor Visa program could open gateway for venture capital

Proposed reforms to Significant Investor Visa program could open gateway for venture capital

The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has welcomed an indication from the federal government that changes will be made to the Significant Investor Visa to encourage more investment in venture capital. By Kye White
Diary of an Entrepreneur: How JustGiving founder Anne-Marie Huby took charity social, raising billions along the way

Diary of an Entrepreneur: How JustGiving founder Anne-Marie Huby took charity social, raising billions along the way

JustGiving founder Anne-Marie Huby says she knew early on that the internet would be a game changer for fundraising. By Kirsten Robb
Wearable technology will not bring about a health revolution

Wearable technology will not bring about a health revolution

The focus on the health aspects of wearables is part of a general trend amongst technology journalists who predict a “coming revolution in healthcare” as a result of these devices. By David Glance
Here’s why Australians are once again the wealthiest people in the world

Here’s why Australians are once again the wealthiest people in the world

Australians have once again topped the list as the world's wealthiest people in a Credit Suisse global wealth report. By Michael Yardney
Twitter opens its doors to SMEs

Twitter opens its doors to SMEs

Twitter has opened the gates to businesses around the globe, including Australia, offering paid advertising space to small and medium businesses. By Catriona Pollard
Why it's important that your personal finances are under control

Why it's important that your personal finances are under control

In order for you to be successful with your business, you need to be successful personally, and that also means financially. By Finn Kelly
Why you need to activate reciprocity

Why you need to activate reciprocity

You activate reciprocity by doing something that demonstrates trust and inspires the recipient to action. By Trent Leyshan
Moto 360 smartwatch available in Australia from October 31

Moto 360 smartwatch available in Australia from October 31

The latest Motorola Android Wear smartwatch, the Moto 360, will be available in Australia and New Zealand from October 31. By Kye White
Microsoft credits cloud and hardware growth for record first-quarter revenue

Microsoft credits cloud and hardware growth for record first-quarter revenue

Microsoft has posted record first-quarter revenue, which it says is thanks to its cloud strength and hardware progress. By Kye White
The Yoko problem: How do I get my business partner’s girlfriend to keep her nose out of our business?

The Yoko problem: How do I get my business partner’s girlfriend to keep her nose out of our business?

You might need to ask yourself if this is related to your complacency with how things are in the business. By Aunty B
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