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The importance of being omni-channel fit in the new age of retailing

The importance of being omni-channel fit in the new age of retailing

Technology has empowered consumers in ways we could never have imagined and the impact is enormous, exciting and perhaps a little daunting for many retailers. By Brian Walker
Beyond metadata: the brave new world of big data retention

Beyond metadata: the brave new world of big data retention

The debate about data retention is only just beginning, and the outcome could touch on many aspects of our behaviour and society at large. By Ashlin Lee
Is the ‘shut-in’ economy taking off in Australia?

Is the ‘shut-in’ economy taking off in Australia?

Look out so-called sharing economy: the “shut-in economy” might soon be the new king of buzzwords. By Broede Carmody
Why female entrepreneurs struggle to access capital

Why female entrepreneurs struggle to access capital

Women entrepreneurs are disadvantaged by a gender bias when it comes to money, or access to it – and here are four key reasons why. By Topaz Conway
How to reach your target market using Twitter Ads

How to reach your target market using Twitter Ads

Getting noticed in your target market’s social media news feeds now requires more effort than ever. By Michelle Gamble
Why digital really has little to do with technology

Why digital really has little to do with technology

How could digital communications have nothing to do with technology? Surely it’s all about technology. Isn’t it? By Craig Reardon
Harper Review recommends effects test and retail trading deregulation

Harper Review recommends effects test and retail trading deregulation

The Harper Review has rejected the case made by big business lobbies that the adoption of a controversial “effects test” will chill competition in Australia, recommending the government instead adopt the test to protect small business against the misuse of market power. By Kirsten Robb
Jacqui Lambie creates her own political party; Most Australians think supermarket competition is “not healthy”: Midday Roundup

Jacqui Lambie creates her own political party; Most Australians think supermarket competition is “not healthy”: Midday Roundup

Senator Jacqui Lambie has followed in the footsteps of her former boss Clive Palmer by establishing her own political party. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
Art Series Hotel Group turns the tables on customer reviews: Why reviewing your customers might work for your business

Art Series Hotel Group turns the tables on customer reviews: Why reviewing your customers might work for your business

The Melbourne-based Art Series Hotel Group is turning the table on its guests, trialling a program where the hotels scrutinise its guests on their behaviour, rather than the other way around. By Kirsten Robb
Former Piping Hot executive files writ against former boss after he was sacked over fraud allegations

Former Piping Hot executive files writ against former boss after he was sacked over fraud allegations

The former chief operating officer of surfwear brand Piping Hot has filed a writ in the Victorian County Court against his former employer over the termination of his employment in October last year. By Eloise Keating
Tax discussion paper: Superannuation tax breaks for the rich in crosshairs

Tax discussion paper: Superannuation tax breaks for the rich in crosshairs

Both sides of politics have signalled reform to the superannuation tax breaks enjoyed by the wealthy should be seriously considered as part of the federal government’s sweeping review of the tax system. By Kirsten Robb
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launches in Australia

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launches in Australia

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones are now available for pre-order in Australia and are set to ship to consumers on April 10, with all three major mobile carriers announcing major revisions to their plan structures ahead of the launch. By Andrew Sadauskas
Microsoft offers Office 365 and Dynamics CRM hosted from Australian datacentres

Microsoft offers Office 365 and Dynamics CRM hosted from Australian datacentres

Microsoft is now offering key business services Office 365 and Dynamics CRM through its Australian datacentres. By Andrew Sadauskas
Indian restaurant owner who kept illiterate cook as “slave” ordered to back-pay $186,000

Indian restaurant owner who kept illiterate cook as “slave” ordered to back-pay $186,000

An employer who trafficked an illiterate Indian cook into Australia and kept him in “conditions akin to slavery” has been ordered to back-pay him more than $186,000. By Kirsten Robb
Meet Australia’s next generation of refugee entrepreneurs

Meet Australia’s next generation of refugee entrepreneurs

The next generation of refugee entrepreneurs are taking their second chance with both hands. By Kirsten Robb
Family-owned gluten-free baker Zehnder collapses into voluntary administration

Family-owned gluten-free baker Zehnder collapses into voluntary administration

A family-owned baker of gluten-free products with supply deals with Woolworths and IGA Supermarkets has collapsed into voluntary administration. By Eloise Keating
The small business institutions and people that give us strength (and suggestions for a few more)

The small business institutions and people that give us strength (and suggestions for a few more)

Recent positive and constructive announcements from the federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson and others shows a change in the environment for small business. By Peter Strong
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