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The Gandels donate $1 million to Museum Victoria: Four things you might not know about one of Australia’s richest families

The Gandels donate $1 million to Museum Victoria: Four things you might not know about one of Australia’s richest families

One of Australia’s richest families has donated $1 million to Museum Victoria, the largest amount of money the organisation has ever received. By Broede Carmody
RBA holds cash rate at 2%

RBA holds cash rate at 2%

The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the official cash rate at 2% for August. By Broede Carmody
Productivity Commission backs penalty rate cut and unfair dismissal reform

Productivity Commission backs penalty rate cut and unfair dismissal reform

The Productivity Commission has backed a cut in penalty rates on Sundays, a two-tier rate system and a restructure of the Fair Work Commission in a draft report released today. By Cara Waters
Billson says his next job is to “fix innovation”

Billson says his next job is to “fix innovation”

Off the back of a small business-focused budget, Billson told a round-table of female entrepreneurs and business leaders in Melbourne last night the Prime Minister has a new task for him. By Eloise Keating
Inside scoop on Golden Gaytime tub: Grassroots social media campaign or played?

Inside scoop on Golden Gaytime tub: Grassroots social media campaign or played?

Golden Gaytime fan Jesse James McElroy is celebrating with the announcement Streets is releasing a tub version of the iconic Aussie ice cream but it’s still unclear whether McElroy led a grassroots campaign or merely fronted a canny marketing stunt. By Cara Waters
Tome raider: Booktopia buys Bookworld and Angus & Robertson

Tome raider: Booktopia buys Bookworld and Angus & Robertson

Former Smart50 finalist Booktopia is set to acquire one of its largest competitors, in a move that chief executive Tony Nash predicts will give his company 80% of the local online book retail market. By Eloise Keating
SMEs to gain faster access to the NBN; The $1 million retirement ‘myth’ busted: Midday Roundup

SMEs to gain faster access to the NBN; The $1 million retirement ‘myth’ busted: Midday Roundup

NBN Co is looking to boost its construction workforce by 4500 people in a bid to roll out high speed broadband to small businesses across Australia faster. By Broede Carmody and Renee Thompson
Worker wins job back after getting the sack for almost hitting colleague while driving a bus

Worker wins job back after getting the sack for almost hitting colleague while driving a bus

A former bus company employee who was fired following two workplace incidents, including almost running over a fellow employee while there were in the bus depot, has won her unfair dismissal case and will get her job back. By Renee Thompson
Social sharing a feel-good moment to market your product

Social sharing a feel-good moment to market your product

Social media users receive a hit of neurotransmitter dopamine when they share content online and the act of sharing triggers their “ultimate moment of openness”. By Renee Thompson
ACCC puts comparison websites on notice

ACCC puts comparison websites on notice

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its latest set of guidelines for businesses to adhere to when setting up comparator websites. By Renee Thompson
Consumer watchdog warns public to avoid bitumen bandits

Consumer watchdog warns public to avoid bitumen bandits

Businesses and individuals in South Australia are being warned to close their doors on a bitumen-laying business with workers that have been labelled “bandits” and “travelling conmen”. By Eloise Keating
Bruce Billson releases crowdsourced equity options; Retail sales jump in June: Midday Roundup

Bruce Billson releases crowdsourced equity options; Retail sales jump in June: Midday Roundup

Businesses have come out in support of proposals to make it easier to access capital through crowdsourced equity funding after it was outlined in a consultation paper released by Small Business Minister Bruce Billson today. By Renee Thompson and Eloise Keating
Compassion, Carolyn Creswell & the St Kilda Gatehouse: the most likely of unlikely partnerships

Compassion, Carolyn Creswell & the St Kilda Gatehouse: the most likely of unlikely partnerships

You wouldn’t normally expect to find a connection between a drop-in centre for street based sex workers and a member of the BRW Young Rich List. By Jane Gilmore
Stripe co-founder John Collison on competition, startup ideas and Donald Trump

Stripe co-founder John Collison on competition, startup ideas and Donald Trump

Donald Trump is one of the few American presidential candidates not using Stripe, but he should be, according to the startup’s co-founder John Collison. By Denham Sadler
Seven cool ways to retain staff

Seven cool ways to retain staff

Staff turnover can be one of the biggest setbacks when running a business. No one wants to see high-performing staff members snapped up by another company. By Broede Carmody
Finely tuned or barely flickering: Vital signs of your business’s health

Finely tuned or barely flickering: Vital signs of your business’s health

Are you treating your business like an athlete or just scraping by, checking the vitals and hoping it’s still living? Just by doing more frequent and detailed measurements you can take your business from torpor to title-holder. By Warren Harmer
Does competitive positioning matter?

Does competitive positioning matter?

All positioning is competitive, it's how you address the competition in your approach that makes all the difference. By Michel Hogan
Life-changing lessons on Richard Branson's island

Life-changing lessons on Richard Branson's island

Being on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island with a truly amazing group of people is something I will never forget. By Sue-Ellen Watts
Tips for buying a bargain franchise

Tips for buying a bargain franchise

Finding an undervalued franchise to buy is rare but possible. By Jason Gehrke
Looking through the eyes of others

Looking through the eyes of others

What do you clients and colleagues see when they look at your business? By Eve Ash
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