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Pie Face to shut 20 stores ahead of meeting with franchisees next week

Pie Face to shut 20 stores ahead of meeting with franchisees next week

Several Pie Face stores have closed in Melbourne, just one week after the pie franchise collapsed into voluntary administration. By Eloise Keating
Victorian state election: What will it mean for your SME?

Victorian state election: What will it mean for your SME?

Victorians will head to the polls tomorrow to decide the Victorian state election, with both the Coalition and Labor parties pushing their policy promises on voters on the eve of the ballot. By Kirsten Robb
eCargo CEO: Why we chose an Aussie IPO and how we snagged Rich Lister backing

eCargo CEO: Why we chose an Aussie IPO and how we snagged Rich Lister backing

Logistics company eCargo has debuted on the ASX this morning, with chief executive Christopher Lau telling SmartCompany the float was a “significant milestone" for the business. By Kirsten Robb
Advertising watchdog leaves NSW sex store in an awkward situation

Advertising watchdog leaves NSW sex store in an awkward situation

A NSW sex shop has been slammed by the advertising watchdog for posters it deemed were “suggestive of sexual violence”. By Broede Carmody
Finding the next Solomon Lew: Why Australia needs to tap into refugee entrepreneurship

Finding the next Solomon Lew: Why Australia needs to tap into refugee entrepreneurship

The University of Technology, Sydney business school has secured a $200,000 grant to conduct the first comprehensive study of the country’s refugee entrepreneurs. By Kirsten Robb
Redundancy dispute sees Fair Work Commission rule in favour of disgruntled retail worker

Redundancy dispute sees Fair Work Commission rule in favour of disgruntled retail worker

A former employee of a Western Australian retailer will receive full redundancy entitlements, after the Fair Work Commission ruled his employer did not provide him with acceptable alternative employment. By Broede Carmody
Why taking two minutes out of your day can make you happier at work

Why taking two minutes out of your day can make you happier at work

Being grateful to your work colleagues is the “secret weapon” for happiness in the workplace, according to Google’s HR manager. By Broede Carmody
Women more likely to experience anxiety when family members lose their jobs: Study

Women more likely to experience anxiety when family members lose their jobs: Study

Women are more likely than men to experience anxiety when a member of their family loses their job, according to research released this week by Melbourne University. By Eloise Keating
The Lighter Side: Are all your social media networks making you any more sociable?

The Lighter Side: Are all your social media networks making you any more sociable?

So you have all your social media accounts set up and firing, but you still can't seem to rustle up company for dinner or a movie? Welcome to the so-called social age. By Engel Schmidl
ACCC abandons investigation into Greencross merger; Oreo slammed by UK advertising watchdog over YouTube ads: Midday roundup

ACCC abandons investigation into Greencross merger; Oreo slammed by UK advertising watchdog over YouTube ads: Midday roundup

Australia’s largest pet care company has announced the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has discontinued its investigation into its acquisition of West Australian-based pet care retailer City Farmers. By Broede Carmody
Welcome to the failure age!; I’m not trying to have it all; Twitter’s DM disaster was really a triumph: Best of the Web

Welcome to the failure age!; I’m not trying to have it all; Twitter’s DM disaster was really a triumph: Best of the Web

Innovation looks boring close up, says Adam Davidson in ‘Welcome to the failure age!’ in The New York Times. By Cara Waters
Mental health issues still prevalent in the workplace: how can SMEs tackle the stigma?

Mental health issues still prevalent in the workplace: how can SMEs tackle the stigma?

Research released this week by the Diversity Council of Australia has found the stigma surrounding mental health is still prevalent in the workplace, despite many employers taking steps to tackle the issue head-on. By Broede Carmody
Perth property manager banned for five years after using rent for personal expenses

Perth property manager banned for five years after using rent for personal expenses

A Western Australian property manager, Van Dung Nguyen, formerly of Girrawheen, Perth, has been banned from holding a real estate and business agents’ licence, as well as a triennial certificate, for five years. By Jennifer Duke
Diary of an entrepreneur: How Bob Beaumont paved the way for his $200 million family tile business

Diary of an entrepreneur: How Bob Beaumont paved the way for his $200 million family tile business

Beaumont Tiles managing director Bob Beaumont on running a family business, his advice for budding entrepreneurs and why you won’t see him retiring anytime soon. By Kirsten Robb
The enduring myth of the industrial relations club

The enduring myth of the industrial relations club

The Abbott government will soon ask the Productivity Commission to review the Fair Work system. In parallel with that review, we need a more sophisticated debate about our workplace relations framework. By Anthony Forsyth
Don't let guilt drag down your business career

Don't let guilt drag down your business career

Female guilt is real. It is the reason why so many women don't become as successful as they could be in business. By Amanda Rose
Google is boosting mobile-ready websites: SEO Video

Google is boosting mobile-ready websites: SEO Video

It the past six weeks there has been a flurry of activity around mobile search results, suggesting a ranking signal change is on it’s way. By Jim Stewart
Digital marketing checklist for manufacturers and wholesalers (revisited)

Digital marketing checklist for manufacturers and wholesalers (revisited)

Ten digital marketing factors manufacturers and wholesalers need to be across. By Craig Reardon
If you were a bank, would you lend yourself money?

If you were a bank, would you lend yourself money?

What criteria would you use to decide if it’s worth taking the risk of lending yourself money? By Michael Yardney
EU Parliament votes to break up Google

EU Parliament votes to break up Google

The European Parliament has passed a nonbinding vote to break up Google, The New York Times reports. By Kye White
UK High Court adds 32 websites to piracy blacklist

UK High Court adds 32 websites to piracy blacklist

The number of websites on the United Kingdom’s unofficial piracy blacklist has expanded, reports TorrentFreak. By Kye White
Should I let my PA’s techno DJ boyfriend spin discs at our Christmas party?

Should I let my PA’s techno DJ boyfriend spin discs at our Christmas party?

As a "dancing queen" from way back, I understand where you’re coming from. By Aunty B
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