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Lovisa puts a $2 million ring on South African retailer; ACCC to keep close eye on Heinz-Kraft merger: Midday Roundup

Lovisa puts a $2 million ring on South African retailer; ACCC to keep close eye on Heinz-Kraft merger: Midday Roundup

Brett Blundy’s fast fashion jewellery chain Lovisa has announced a $2 million acquisition of a chain of 21 fashion accessory stores in South Africa. By Broede Carmody and Kirsten Robb
First tandem skydiving company lists on the ASX as “exceptionally strong” year for IPOs in Australia rolls on

First tandem skydiving company lists on the ASX as “exceptionally strong” year for IPOs in Australia rolls on

A tandem skydiving company will jump onto the ASX this morning in a bid to boost its market share by raising the necessary capital to acquire its competitors. By Broede Carmody
Why Apple chief Tim Cook wants to give away his $1 billion fortune

Why Apple chief Tim Cook wants to give away his $1 billion fortune

Apple chief executive Tim Cook plans to become the latest business leader to give away his fortune. By Eloise Keating
Darwin business caught underpaying night-shift workers almost $40,000

Darwin business caught underpaying night-shift workers almost $40,000

A Darwin business has been forced to back-pay 16 employees almost $40,000 after they did not receive night-shift penalty rates for three years. By Broede Carmody
Swipe right for a business partner with the

Swipe right for a business partner with the "Linkedin and Tinder" for small business

Jess Ruhfus says the best way to describe her strategic brand collaborations startup Collabosaurus is a cross between LinkedIn and Tinder. By Kirsten Robb
Harper Review promises additional 2.5% GDP growth, as $27 billion in budget promises abandoned, replaced or stalled

Harper Review promises additional 2.5% GDP growth, as $27 billion in budget promises abandoned, replaced or stalled

The Australian economy will grow by an additional 2.5% of gross domestic product over the next 10 years if all the recommendations of the ‘root and branch’ Harper Review are adopted by the federal government. By Eloise Keating
The 20 hardest jobs to fill in Australia

The 20 hardest jobs to fill in Australia

Australian businesses are struggling to fill vacant positions, especially IT roles, according to research published today by one of the world’s largest job sites. By Broede Carmody
Seven bullets to dodge when growing your business

Seven bullets to dodge when growing your business

We know that to grow organically requires a business strategy that increases sales through selling to more customers in existing markets, finding new markets or launching new products. By Shehan Wijetilaka and Jasia Fabig
Meet Yash Semlani, the eight-year-old travelling the world in the name of entrepreneurship

Meet Yash Semlani, the eight-year-old travelling the world in the name of entrepreneurship

Yash Semlani is proof it is never too early to become an entrepreneur. By Eloise Keating
What the NSW election will mean for your SME

What the NSW election will mean for your SME

As New South Wales voters head to the polls tomorrow, Premier Mike Baird and the Coalition appear set to maintain control of government in the state. By Kirsten Robb
Getting into the stride: Why a different approach is working for i Physio founder Scott Wescombe

Getting into the stride: Why a different approach is working for i Physio founder Scott Wescombe

Why a traditional approach to physio does not sit well with i Physio founder Scott Wescombe and his plans to further expand the group. By Kirsten Robb
Business social network Slack now worth $2.76 billion

Business social network Slack now worth $2.76 billion

In October workplace collaboration tool Slack raised $US120 million ($A153 million) at a valuation of $US1.12 billion. Five months later it’s worth double that. By Kye White
Twitter live video app Periscope comes to iOS

Twitter live video app Periscope comes to iOS

Periscope, Twitter’s answer to popular live video streaming app Meerkat, is now available on iOS. By Kye White
Your guide to the data retention debate: what it is and why it’s bad

Your guide to the data retention debate: what it is and why it’s bad

It’s time to clarify what data retention is and the nature of the threat it poses to citizens. By Bernard Keane
Why data consumption startup Yatango decided to list on the ASX

Why data consumption startup Yatango decided to list on the ASX

Making yourself attractive to investors and “managing the cash burn” is the key to scaling and eventually listing on the stock exchange, according to the founder of a Sydney startup set to list on the ASX in the next few months. By Broede Carmody
Specialisation in the outsourcing industry means greater opportunities for Australian SMEs

Specialisation in the outsourcing industry means greater opportunities for Australian SMEs

Around 10 years ago the call centre industry began to splinter into different staffing models that suited different sizes and style of business. The outsourcing industry, including offshoring, continues to evolve today. By Scott Linden Jones
Seven reasons why you should love your numbers

Seven reasons why you should love your numbers

It can be easy as a business owner or startup operator to fall in love with what you’re doing while ignoring the underlying numbers that will make or break your venture. By Finn Kelly
Is it time to get nervous about the inner city apartment glut?

Is it time to get nervous about the inner city apartment glut?

The inner city property markets of Melbourne and Sydney have taken quite divergent paths in the past few years. By Michael Yardney
Myer sued by shareholders; Saban Brands rides Aussie surf wave with Piping Hot purchase: Midday Roundup

Myer sued by shareholders; Saban Brands rides Aussie surf wave with Piping Hot purchase: Midday Roundup

Myer is facing legal action from a group of shareholders who are alleging loss and damage following the department store’s recent profit downgrade. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
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