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COSBOA, Bruce Billson and REIV brawl over “underhanded” political advertisements

COSBOA, Bruce Billson and REIV brawl over “underhanded” political advertisements

The Council of Small Business of Australia, Small Business Minister Bruce Billson and the Real Estate Institute of Victoria are embroiled in a dispute ahead of this weekend’s Victorian election. By Cara Waters
Lessons in viral sensations: #AlexFromTarget

Lessons in viral sensations: #AlexFromTarget

So what precisely is this #AlexFromTarget that has recently trended internationally on Twitter? By Fi Bendall
Pie Face “concept wrong” says franchise expert but investors stand firm

Pie Face “concept wrong” says franchise expert but investors stand firm

A franchising expert has serious “doubts” about the ability of Pie Face to survive despite claims to the contrary by management, high-profile investors and at least one franchisee. By Eloise Keating
Liquidation sale last gasp for stricken truck manufacturer

Liquidation sale last gasp for stricken truck manufacturer

Truck manufacturer Mills-Tui Australia is selling off its intellectual property in a liquidation sale this week after collapsing in September. By Cara Waters
ABS worker claims he was told to “go back where I came from” but Fair Work Commission rules out bullying

ABS worker claims he was told to “go back where I came from” but Fair Work Commission rules out bullying

An Australian Bureau of Statistics employee has failed in his bid for an order to stop his managers from allegedly bullying him, with the Fair Work Commission ruling what the employee perceived to be bullying was just performance management. By Eloise Keating
Will Microsoft be the biggest communications company in the world?

Will Microsoft be the biggest communications company in the world?

Recently, we have seen quite a few things coming out of Microsoft indicating the direction the tech giant will be heading, and in my view, some of the news has been inevitable. By David Markus
“A small family business with a big heart”: Table of Plenty founder Kate Weiss takes out Telstra Business Owner of the Year

“A small family business with a big heart”: Table of Plenty founder Kate Weiss takes out Telstra Business Owner of the Year

Victorian entrepreneur Kate Weiss credits her two children with giving her the motivation to start her food business, Table of Plenty. By Eloise Keating
“Piss up” ad offends some but ad watchdog delivers sober judgment

“Piss up” ad offends some but ad watchdog delivers sober judgment

A NSW government ad using the term “piss up” has drawn complaints from viewers, but the advertising watchdog has dismissed the objections, finding the term was used colloquially. By Kirsten Robb
What we can learn from accountants about innovation

What we can learn from accountants about innovation

When I was young, you thought of an accounting firm in one dimension – they just did your accounts, right? Well, take note: accountants are now leading the way. By Dennis Benjamin
Make It Mine made to face up to irresponsible lending allegations

Make It Mine made to face up to irresponsible lending allegations

Appliance rental company Make It Mine will face court and more than $1.7 million in potential penalties over allegations it breached consumer credit laws, including responsible lending obligations to its customers. By Kirsten Robb
Twitter makes a move into e-commerce: Will it work in the Aussie online space?

Twitter makes a move into e-commerce: Will it work in the Aussie online space?

Twitter is moving into the e-commerce space with the launch of Twitter Offers, a feature aimed at connecting advertisers to customers through online deals. By Kirsten Robb
What to do when your biggest friend is also a foe – a lesson from Mozilla: Control Shift

What to do when your biggest friend is also a foe – a lesson from Mozilla: Control Shift

Mozilla's choice of Yahoo! over Google is a case study for what to do if your biggest customer becomes a competitor. By Andrew Sadauskas
Beware overselling the case for free trade

Beware overselling the case for free trade

For all the excited expectation of future gains, it is critical we appreciate what the case for free trade actually promises. By Vishaal Kishore
Have you sold shares in the last 30 years? The ATO is coming for you

Have you sold shares in the last 30 years? The ATO is coming for you

With the public float of institutions such as the Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, and now Medibank Private, more Australians today hold shares than ever before. However, it’s important to be aware of the tax consequences. By Terry Hayes
High-flying vision: Australian tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett backs geospatial imaging firm

High-flying vision: Australian tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett backs geospatial imaging firm

Australian tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett has become a cornerstone investor in an ASX-listed small-cap mining firm White Star Resources, which in turn is being used as a vehicle to acquire geospatial mapping firm Spookfish. By Andrew Sadauskas
Heirs say tanks for the shares: Samsung sells defence and petrochemical divisions as part of Lee family succession plan

Heirs say tanks for the shares: Samsung sells defence and petrochemical divisions as part of Lee family succession plan

Samsung Group has sold four of its companies in the defence and petrochemicals industries and has started a share buyback scheme for Samsung Electronics, as the Lee family tightens its grip on the conglomerate. By Andrew Sadauskas
Kogan makes another play at the low-cost smartphone market with a bigger battery than the iPhone 6

Kogan makes another play at the low-cost smartphone market with a bigger battery than the iPhone 6

Kogan is releasing an upgraded version of its smartphone and is cutting the price of its existing model as competition intensifies in the low-end of the smartphone market. By Andrew Sadauskas
Microsoft Nokia Lumia 530 Australian video review: Gadget Watch

Microsoft Nokia Lumia 530 Australian video review: Gadget Watch

Can a decent Windows Phone be had on a budget? It’s time to find out in this video review. By Andrew Sadauskas
Abbott pleads with business to back budget; Vocation chair quits: Midday Roundup

Abbott pleads with business to back budget; Vocation chair quits: Midday Roundup

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called on the business community to help the government sell its economic agenda, as he faces a continued struggle to pass several of his government’s key budget measures. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
OECD advises RBA to lift interest rates and cool house prices in 2015

OECD advises RBA to lift interest rates and cool house prices in 2015

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has advised the Reserve Bank of Australia to lift interest rates in the first half of 2015. By Jonathan Chancellor
Melbourne startup Tiger Pistol closes $3.1 million funding round

Melbourne startup Tiger Pistol closes $3.1 million funding round

Melbourne-based social marketing startup Tiger Pistol has closed a $3.1 million round of funding led by domain registration company Melbourne IT. By Broede Carmody
I’m flooded with LinkedIn requests each week – do I have to accept them all?

I’m flooded with LinkedIn requests each week – do I have to accept them all?

As with any social media platform, you are sharing the space with people who just don’t get how to use it properly. By Aunty B
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