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Vegemite, ice-coffee and BBQs all in the cross-hairs as halal certification fallout continues

Vegemite, ice-coffee and BBQs all in the cross-hairs as halal certification fallout continues

Vegemite is the latest brand to be targeted by an ongoing campaign to boycott halal-certified products, with a member of federal parliament also entering the fray as the fallout from the anti-halal movement continues. By Kirsten Robb
Productivity Commission to probe entry and exit barriers for small business

Productivity Commission to probe entry and exit barriers for small business

The federal government has launched an inquiry into the barriers to setting up and closing businesses in Australia. By Broede Carmody
Australian-wide transport business collapses

Australian-wide transport business collapses

One of Australia’s largest privately owned transport companies has collapsed in receivership. By Kirsten Robb
“He’s the mum and I’m the dad”: Pepperstone duo named Australian EY Entrepreneurs of the Year

“He’s the mum and I’m the dad”: Pepperstone duo named Australian EY Entrepreneurs of the Year

Successful entrepreneurs need “someone to drag you up over the top of the trenches when things get tough”. By Eloise Keating
How this family winery raised $22,000 through crowdfunding in less than a month

How this family winery raised $22,000 through crowdfunding in less than a month

A New South Wales winery has raised more than $20,000 within a month via crowdfunding platform Pozible to build more production space for its increasingly popular wines. By Broede Carmody
How Stylerunner outran its competitors to snag a partnership with retail giant Lululemon

How Stylerunner outran its competitors to snag a partnership with retail giant Lululemon

Home-grown online activewear retailer Stylerunner is striding ahead of its competitors, having recently scored a deal with US yogawear giant Lululemon Athlethica. By Kirsten Robb
Would you pay to cuddle someone? Meet the growing number of hugging-based businesses

Would you pay to cuddle someone? Meet the growing number of hugging-based businesses

Matchmakers and hook-up apps beware: friendly cuddles from strangers could be the next big thing. By Broede Carmody
The Lighter side: IT Company parodies serious corporate videos

The Lighter side: IT Company parodies serious corporate videos

An IT company in the UK has had a good laugh at itself and gained plenty of online fans for a new video that parodies the corporate videos of technology companies. By Kirsten Robb
ACCC launches court action against EnergyAustralia and Bright Choice Australia; Myer chief calls for closure of GST loopholes: Midday roundup

ACCC launches court action against EnergyAustralia and Bright Choice Australia; Myer chief calls for closure of GST loopholes: Midday roundup

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched proceedings against EnergyAustralia and its telemarketing company Bright Choice Australia for allegedly making false and misleading representations and engaging in deceptive conduct. By Broede Carmody
Best of the web: The myth of AI; why Thiel loves monopolies; and the real difference between Apple and Android fans

Best of the web: The myth of AI; why Thiel loves monopolies; and the real difference between Apple and Android fans

While many of us were horrified a few years ago when the Supreme Court in the US decided corporations were people, this article covers the issues raised around that from another angle. By Bronwen Clune
How to be more persuasive and get what you want

How to be more persuasive and get what you want

Whether we are at home or at work, and whether we are with our friends and family, or, work colleagues one thing is certain. We all employ a variety of communication tactics on a daily basis to influence the people around us. By Michelle Bowden
Peter Drake's collapsed investment company LM faces ASIC over Gold Coast development loans

Peter Drake's collapsed investment company LM faces ASIC over Gold Coast development loans

Legal action has commenced against collapsed Gold Coast-based LM Investment Management Limited founder Peter Charles Drake and other former directors, over the lending of funds for a Gold Coast development. By Jennifer Duke
Diary of an entrepreneur: How Cosmetic Institute founder David Segal is giving the plastic surgery industry a new face

Diary of an entrepreneur: How Cosmetic Institute founder David Segal is giving the plastic surgery industry a new face

David Segal says he copped a lot of flak from the cosmetic surgery industry when he founded the Cosmetic Institute in 2012, undercutting the long-established pricing structures of the Australian market. By Kirsten Robb
How developing a safety culture can help your company’s bottom line

How developing a safety culture can help your company’s bottom line

The business benefits of safety often focus on cost avoidance. Companies know that every workplace safety incident incurs both direct costs, like the cost of medical treatment, and indirect costs, like loss of work time and affect on morale. By Damian Bassett
10 first homebuyer lessons to teach your children

10 first homebuyer lessons to teach your children

As parents, we all want to see our children succeed in life. And flying the family nest to branch out on their own is a big move, particularly when they’re contemplating that first home purchase. By Michael Yardney
Working with your partner, in life and business

Working with your partner, in life and business

Starting a business with your spouse can either be the greatest idea in the world, or the worst. And there's no one “magic formula” that will make it work for you. By Finn Kelly
Three steps to make it big

Three steps to make it big

There are three things you need to consider if you want to make it to the ‘big time’. In this video, we outline three steps you can take today. By Amanda Rose
Virtual private networks are for work, not just play

Virtual private networks are for work, not just play

VPNs aren't just for sneaking into Netflix, their primary job is to keep business travellers safe online. By David Hancock
Airbnb rolls out $US1 million liability insurance for accommodation hosts

Airbnb rolls out $US1 million liability insurance for accommodation hosts

Airbnb has rolled out an additional liability insurance program that will provide up to $US1 million ($1.16 million) worth of protection to Airbnb hosts for their listings in the US. By Kye White
Square takes first steps towards global payments offering

Square takes first steps towards global payments offering

US-based mobile payments provider Square has quietly started turning on more international services, TechCrunch reports. By Kye White
I never heard back about the job I interviewed for – is it okay to contact the company?

I never heard back about the job I interviewed for – is it okay to contact the company?

Finding a new job can be exhaustive process and even more so if you are sitting at home wondering if you will get a call back. By Aunty B
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