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Intergenerational Report: Small business urged to be more flexible as Australia ages

Intergenerational Report: Small business urged to be more flexible as Australia ages

Australian businesses will need to be more flexible to accommodate workers of all demographics, according to a government report just released. By Kirsten Robb
No glove, no love: Radio executive provides condoms to discourage staff taking maternity leave

No glove, no love: Radio executive provides condoms to discourage staff taking maternity leave

Southern Cross Austereo senior executive Linda Wayman encourages her staff to have safe sex so they don’t fall pregnant and take maternity leave. By Broede Carmody
NSW Supreme Court rules former Blow Dry Bar franchisee entitled to more than $700,000 in dispute with former owner

NSW Supreme Court rules former Blow Dry Bar franchisee entitled to more than $700,000 in dispute with former owner

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has found a former franchisee of the Blow Dry Bar hairdressing chain was misled into joining the business. By Eloise Keating
Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter’s tips for how to find an investor for your business

Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter’s tips for how to find an investor for your business

More Australian businesses should consider listing on the Australian Stock Exchange to raise the capital needed to keep growing, says technology entrepreneur and Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter. By Eloise Keating
Former employee awarded $4000 after being sacked for cancelling school booking for ‘stripper buses’

Former employee awarded $4000 after being sacked for cancelling school booking for ‘stripper buses’

A Melbourne woman has been awarded more than $4000 by the Fair Work Commission after being unfairly dismissed from a company that specialises in renting out adult entertainment buses. By Broede Carmody
Bed of roses: Meet the woman leading entrepreneurship into the next generation

Bed of roses: Meet the woman leading entrepreneurship into the next generation

Sarah Sammon still remembers getting the first order for her freeze-dried rose petal business in 2004, the morning after she quit her part-time job at a bank. By Kirsten Robb
Mark Zuckerberg’s one rule for hiring the best employees

Mark Zuckerberg’s one rule for hiring the best employees

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has one rule when it comes to hiring staff and he says it has “served me pretty well”. By Eloise Keating
Abercrombie & Fitch to exit Australia due to disappointing local results

Abercrombie & Fitch to exit Australia due to disappointing local results

Abercrombie & Fitch will close its Australian stores in coming months, following disappointing local results and competition from the likes of H&M and Topshop. By Broede Carmody
Cadbury gives up on $16 million government grant after struggling to meet criteria; Senator Ricky Muir defends penalty rates: Midday Roundup

Cadbury gives up on $16 million government grant after struggling to meet criteria; Senator Ricky Muir defends penalty rates: Midday Roundup

Chocolate giant Cadbury has withdrawn its application for a $16 million funding grant promised by Tony Abbott in the lead up to the 2013 election. By Broede Carmody and Kirsten Robb
Is the price right? Five factors to consider when pricing products or services

Is the price right? Five factors to consider when pricing products or services

Nothing can cause confusion and doubt in a business like pricing your products and services. By Amanda Jesnoewski
Workplace diversity. It makes cents.

Workplace diversity. It makes cents.

Last night in Sydney, President of Australia's Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs launched an online toolkit for employers to help them promote diversity and prevent workplace discrimination. By Juliette Saly
Australia’s top 30 female entrepreneurs 2015

Australia’s top 30 female entrepreneurs 2015

Trailblazers in their industries, determined, hardworking and inspiring: these are Australia’s top 30 female entrepreneurs for 2015. By Eloise Keating, Kirsten Robb and Cara Waters
Wellbeing: The blunt tool of termination

Wellbeing: The blunt tool of termination

Are wellbeing programs being hijacked to cull older employees from the workplace? By Andrew Douglas
Google is preparing to roll out a major update to mobile search: SEO Video

Google is preparing to roll out a major update to mobile search: SEO Video

Last Friday, Australian time, Google issued a notice saying it is preparing to roll out a major update to its search algorithms – and businesses that haven’t optimised their websites for mobile are going to get hammered. By Jim Stewart
Seven things you need to network effectively

Seven things you need to network effectively

There’s networking – and then there’s networking properly. By Amanda Rose
How important is timing in the property markets?

How important is timing in the property markets?

Our property markets have performed strongly for a few years, but have now slowed down leaving many investors wondering is it too late this time round. By Michael Yardney
Help! My colleague won’t stop farting in front of customers

Help! My colleague won’t stop farting in front of customers

I find humour is often the key to diffusing any smelly situations in the workplace. By Aunty B
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