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Budget 2015: Bruce Billson reveals details of “most substantial small business package this country has seen”

Budget 2015: Bruce Billson reveals details of “most substantial small business package this country has seen”

The federal government will make it easier and cheaper for entrepreneurs to start a new business in next week’s budget, as part of what Small Business Minister Bruce Billson has labelled the “the most substantial small business package this country has seen”. By Eloise Keating
Richard Di Natale replaces Christine Milne as Greens leader

Richard Di Natale replaces Christine Milne as Greens leader

Victorian Senator Richard Di Natale has replaced Christine Milne as leader of the Australian Greens, after Milne announced she had resigned as leader of the party this morning. By Eloise Keating
What does the RBA’s record-low interest rate mean for your business?

What does the RBA’s record-low interest rate mean for your business?

The RBA has revealed fears over collapsing commodity prices and the terms of trade, coupled with fears over weak business and government spending, have contributed to it cutting the official cash rate. By Andrew Sadauskas
Xero promises to do more for bookkeepers after copping flak on LinkedIn: “We’re sorry if we got our wires crossed”

Xero promises to do more for bookkeepers after copping flak on LinkedIn: “We’re sorry if we got our wires crossed”

Accounting software provider Xero has promised to work more closely with bookkeepers and create a dedicated section of its website for its bookkeeper partners, after the company’s marketing practices were the subject of a heated LinkedIn discussion thread. By Eloise Keating
Federal government drops “Google tax” from budget; Woolies to slash 400 more jobs after disappointing quarterly results: Midday Roundup

Federal government drops “Google tax” from budget; Woolies to slash 400 more jobs after disappointing quarterly results: Midday Roundup

The federal government has reportedly shelved plans for a UK-style “Google tax”, and is likely instead to opt for new disclosure laws for companies suspected of engaging in international tax minimisation. By Andrew Sadauskas and Eloise Keating
TPG hits back in iiNet bidding war with $1.57 billion counter-bid

TPG hits back in iiNet bidding war with $1.57 billion counter-bid

The anticipated bidding war for iiNet has kicked into next gear, with TPG firing the latest shot to secure the budget internet provider. By Kirsten Robb
How Fitbit is disrupting traditional business models

How Fitbit is disrupting traditional business models

You’ve probably noticed people sporting what looks to be a black plastic band on their wrist, you may even be wearing one yourself. By Cara Waters
$508 million Jobs and Investment Fund the centrepiece of Daniel Andrews’ first Victorian budget

$508 million Jobs and Investment Fund the centrepiece of Daniel Andrews’ first Victorian budget

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has pledged to help businesses and startups by creating a $508 million Jobs and Investment Fund. By Andrew Sadauskas
Why you need to build change into your business: Zach Nelson

Why you need to build change into your business: Zach Nelson

In order for your business to survive you need to build change into your business, according to Zach Nelson, chief executive of cloud software business NetSuite. By Cara Waters
Why opinions about your website vary so widely

Why opinions about your website vary so widely

It depends whose perspective you want to take, but web professionals, business owners and customers can have widely varied opinions on what makes for a good website. By Craig Reardon
NIB coughs up $10,200 over insurance ads as ACCC crackdown continues

NIB coughs up $10,200 over insurance ads as ACCC crackdown continues

NIB has paid a $10,200 penalty to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission following claims the health insurer contravened the Australian Consumer Law in some of its advertising. By Andrew Sadauskas
Microsoft and NetSuite integrate

Microsoft and NetSuite integrate

Microsoft is integrating with cloud software company NetSuite. By Cara Waters
Airtasker sets its eye on China following $6.5 million raise

Airtasker sets its eye on China following $6.5 million raise

Airtasker’s $6.5 million raise will be used to boost product development but more importantly plan for the company’s expansion into Asia, according to co-founder and chief executive Tim Fung. By Broede Carmody
SmartCompany Survey: Budget 2015

SmartCompany Survey: Budget 2015

Take our quick three minute survey to let us know what you are hoping for in next week’s federal budget and what you don’t want to see. By Cara Waters
Five business lessons my mother taught me

Five business lessons my mother taught me

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Fred Schebesta, director and co-founder of finder.com.au shares the powerful teachings of his mother Dr Kerrie Meades. By Fred Schebesta
Australian women killing it in the tech start-up space

Australian women killing it in the tech start-up space

It's the stuff that makes you look good, and your life and job easier, that really matters when it comes to technology. By Angela Priestley
Why wearing a suit to work could make you a better leader: Study

Why wearing a suit to work could make you a better leader: Study

Individuals who wear formal clothing to work feel more powerful and think more broadly or creatively than those who dress casually, according to a recent US study published in the Social Psychological & Personality Science journal. By Eloise Keating
Switched on: How Christopher Stenhouse built home-grown video streaming platform Switch Media

Switched on: How Christopher Stenhouse built home-grown video streaming platform Switch Media

Switch Media founder Christopher Stenhouse says it is a truism of business that the company you start running is not usually the company you end up running. By Eloise Keating
RBA rate cut analysis: Reserve Bank battles the Aussie

RBA rate cut analysis: Reserve Bank battles the Aussie

The first Tuesday in May, another historic day for Australian interest rates: slashed to an all-time low of 2.00%. By Will Shepherd
Three things Shark Tank has taught us about getting investors to bite

Three things Shark Tank has taught us about getting investors to bite

I have a confession to make. I have become addicted to the Australian series of Shark Tank. By Yamini Naidu
RBA cuts cash rate by 25 basis points to 2%

RBA cuts cash rate by 25 basis points to 2%

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has cut the official cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.0% at its May meeting. By Jessie Richardson
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