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Deloitte scraps bi-annual performance reviews: How your business can do the same

Deloitte scraps bi-annual performance reviews: How your business can do the same

Deloitte Australia is piloting what could be an Australian first after scrapping bi-annual performance reviews. By Renee Thompson
State with the highest payroll tax bill revealed

State with the highest payroll tax bill revealed

Payroll tax is one of the biggest bugbears for small business but research released today reveals SMEs in Western Australia may have more to complain about. By Eloise Keating
Iconic homestead closed after business operator goes bust

Iconic homestead closed after business operator goes bust

The company that leased an iconic homestead southwest of Melbourne has collapsed, leaving locals concerned about the heritage-listed property. By Broede Carmody
Topshop provide a dummy’s guide to containing social media backlash

Topshop provide a dummy’s guide to containing social media backlash

Fast fashion chain Topshop experiences the power of social media after a customer slammed the “ridiculously tiny” mannequins featuring in their shop window on Facebook. By Eloise Keating
South Australia has timely debate but SMEs aren’t clock watchers

South Australia has timely debate but SMEs aren’t clock watchers

South Australian premier Jay Weatherill has won the support of big business by pushing ahead with plans to change the state’s time zone to match Melbourne and Sydney. By Broede Carmody
Windows 10 released: Three things your business needs to know about upgrading

Windows 10 released: Three things your business needs to know about upgrading

Microsoft’s latest operating system is available in Australia from today, with the company hoping to eventually roll out the Windows 10 upgrade to one billion devices worldwide. By Broede Carmody
“Sharing economy is not just a tech trend”

“Sharing economy is not just a tech trend”

The rise of Uber, Airbnb is no passing fad, according to Rachel Botsman, the author and founder of the Collaborative Lab. By Cara Waters
Shoppable video comes of age

Shoppable video comes of age

The ability to buy products directly from a video presentation may not be new but shoppable video is about to reach a critical tipping point. By Cara Waters
The next chapter: How Mark Rubbo plans to make bookselling chain Readings even more profitable

The next chapter: How Mark Rubbo plans to make bookselling chain Readings even more profitable

Readings was founded in Carlton in 1969 but under Rubbo’s ownership, the business has grown to include five stores across Melbourne and a growing online business. By Broede Carmody
Social and unsocial hours – when it’s the best time to post online

Social and unsocial hours – when it’s the best time to post online

You wouldn’t call a customer at 4am to discuss an order, so why post to social media when customers aren’t online? By Jasmine Batra
Call yourself an expert? Four reasons why you should

Call yourself an expert? Four reasons why you should

To give you a little more confidence that what you have to say is of value, here are four truths to accept when positioning yourself as an expert. By Amanda Jesnoewski
In-store Wi-Fi keeps customers happy and spending

In-store Wi-Fi keeps customers happy and spending

Almost one-third of consumers say they spend more due to their use of digital during the shopping process. By Brian Walker
Is your online marketing scattergun or on target?

Is your online marketing scattergun or on target?

Why 100 unplanned social networking posts will get you nowhere. By Craig Reardon
Carsales forces Carsguide to auto correct

Carsales forces Carsguide to auto correct

Car classifieds website Carsales has triumphed in its legal battle against News Corp-owned rival Carsguide. By Broede Carmody
Victorian small business minister pushed out over bullying claims

Victorian small business minister pushed out over bullying claims

Victorian Small Business Minister Adem Somyurek has been forced to resign in the wake of bullying allegations by his chief of staff. By Broede Carmody
Joe Hockey to consider “Buffett rule” to tax the rich; Nathan Tinkler buys up 7% of Australian Pacific Coal: Midday Roundup

Joe Hockey to consider “Buffett rule” to tax the rich; Nathan Tinkler buys up 7% of Australian Pacific Coal: Midday Roundup

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has said he will consider the “Buffett rule”, which would charge a minimum rate of tax on very high income earners. By Renee Thompson and Eloise Keating
ATO concerned about small business asset write-off scams, documents reveal

ATO concerned about small business asset write-off scams, documents reveal

Concerns about illegitimate businesses rorting the federal government’s $20,000 asset write-off for small businesses have been revealed in internal staff documents from the Australian Tax Office. By Renee Thompson
SMEs ‘in prime position to take advantage of SMSF trustees seeking advice’

SMEs ‘in prime position to take advantage of SMSF trustees seeking advice’

A survey that reveals self-managed super fund trustees are more likely to seek help highlights future opportunities for small businesses, according to the association behind a new report. By Renee Thompson
iiNet sale to TPG approved: Four things you need to know about what could be our newest telco giant

iiNet sale to TPG approved: Four things you need to know about what could be our newest telco giant

After months of speculation and a bidding war with a fellow telco, TPG has been given the green light to acquire iiNet from the smaller internet service provider’s shareholders. By Eloise Keating
Consumer watchdog sounds warning about solar business

Consumer watchdog sounds warning about solar business

The South Australian consumer watchdog has warned individuals and other businesses to stay away from an unlicensed business that has been using door-to-door sales tactics to supply and install solar systems across the state. By Eloise Keating
Businessmen fined for failing to pay workers while taking home half a million dollars

Businessmen fined for failing to pay workers while taking home half a million dollars

Two Melbourne businessmen who paid seven backpackers nothing while paying themselves $500,000 have been fined $11,880 each by the Fair Work Ombudsman for underpayments. By Renee Thompson
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