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Pizza and coffee on the menu as Retail Food Group snaps up Cafe2U and La Porchetta for $31 million

Pizza and coffee on the menu as Retail Food Group snaps up Cafe2U and La Porchetta for $31 million

Retail Food Group has acquired mobile coffee franchise Cafe2U and Italian restaurant chain La Porchetta for a combined $31 million in its latest buying spree, off the back of reporting another strong financial year. By Kirsten Robb
Consumer watchdog drags shopping site to court for alleged pyramid scheme

Consumer watchdog drags shopping site to court for alleged pyramid scheme

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has initiated proceedings against international shopping community Lyoness, alleging the business operates a pyramid scheme and engages in referral selling. By Broede Carmody
ACCI economist stood down over Facebook comments: Can you fire an employee for having a rant on social media?

ACCI economist stood down over Facebook comments: Can you fire an employee for having a rant on social media?

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s chief economist has been stood down over allegations he made offensive comments on social media. By Broede Carmody
Industry groups say Abbott government has “no time to waste” to fix penalty rates

Industry groups say Abbott government has “no time to waste” to fix penalty rates

Australian Industry Group chief executive Innes Willox will today call on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to take action and address the issue of penalty rates, arguing small businesses are struggling to keep their doors open. By Kirsten Robb
Time’s up for Tinkler as Peabody pulls comeback mine deal after missed payments

Time’s up for Tinkler as Peabody pulls comeback mine deal after missed payments

Troubled businessman Nathan Tinkler has lost his chance to secure an $80 million purchase of Peabody Energy’s Wilkie Creek mine in Queensland, after he missed several payment deadlines. By Kirsten Robb
Tassie small business welcomes confident budget, with jobs rebates and a focus on retail

Tassie small business welcomes confident budget, with jobs rebates and a focus on retail

The Tasmanian Small Business Council has strongly endorsed the state government’s 2014-15 budget, which it says will give all Tasmanian business more confidence. By Eloise Keating
Life jacket company slammed for drowning advertisement that caused “distress” and “unnecessary fear”

Life jacket company slammed for drowning advertisement that caused “distress” and “unnecessary fear”

The advertising watchdog has upheld a complaint against a life jacket company, finding one of its television advertisements did not have reason to cause alarm and distress to viewers. By Broede Carmody
How Amazon and Google are killing Box, Dropbox and Hightail: Best of the Web

How Amazon and Google are killing Box, Dropbox and Hightail: Best of the Web

Back in April, I observed how competition was intensifying in the cloud storage market, but this was likely to lead to a shakeout. It appears the day has come. By Andrew Sadauskas
Harvey Norman profits jump 3.5%; Woolworths posts $2.45 billion profit: Midday roundup

Harvey Norman profits jump 3.5%; Woolworths posts $2.45 billion profit: Midday roundup

Retailer Harvey Norman has announced its sales results for the 2013-14 financial year, revealing a 3.5% increase in global sales when compared to the previous year. By Broede Carmody and Kirsten Robb
Three ways to be more compelling in your sales and marketing

Three ways to be more compelling in your sales and marketing

Your ability to compel your customers, readers and followers to read on, act or buy, directly determines your leads, conversions and business profits. By Amanda Jesnoewski
Sydney startup to quench Australia’s thirst for craft beer

Sydney startup to quench Australia’s thirst for craft beer

A Sydney startup wants to expose more Australians to craft beer by making it easy for them to shop for local brews online and have them delivered straight to their door. By Broede Carmody
Diary of an entrepreneur: How Lawrence Harris scooped a national distribution deal and turned Harry’s Ice Cream into a multimillion dollar business

Diary of an entrepreneur: How Lawrence Harris scooped a national distribution deal and turned Harry’s Ice Cream into a multimillion dollar business

Lawrence Harris admits he has a sweet tooth, but it was his business eye that led him and his brother David into buying a small ice-cream scoop shop in Melbourne’s Chadstone shopping centre 20 years ago. By Kirsten Robb
Fixing the fixers of petrol prices is no easy task

Fixing the fixers of petrol prices is no easy task

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s latest foray into the difficult and politically charged arena of petrol pricing is just the latest in a long running saga that is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. By Caron Beaton-Wells and David Byrne
Seven questions you must ask if you’re considering fixing interest rates

Seven questions you must ask if you’re considering fixing interest rates

Many property investors are asking if it is the right time to lock in some or all of your loans into fixed rates? By Michael Yardney
Having values makes you valuable

Having values makes you valuable

In business, as in life, there are certain principles by which your company is guided. By Finn Kelly
Forget pros and cons of offshoring: This is the new global business reality

Forget pros and cons of offshoring: This is the new global business reality

I don't consider myself either for or against offshoring. I simply think it is the new reality of the business world in which I operate. By Scott Linden Jones
iPhone 6 to include mobile payments platform

iPhone 6 to include mobile payments platform

Apple's next iPhone will include the company’s own NFC mobile payments platform, sources have told Wired. By Kye White
Google tests drones – in Queensland

Google tests drones – in Queensland

Over the past two years, Google has been privately working on building its own drones, which it has been testing in Queensland. By Kye White
How do I stop my self-promoting employee from using the work social media accounts for their own gain?

How do I stop my self-promoting employee from using the work social media accounts for their own gain?

From what you’ve told me, it doesn’t appear that your company has a formal social media policy. By Aunty B
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