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Unfair dismissal laws a “secret tax” on SMEs: Peter Reith

Unfair dismissal laws a “secret tax” on SMEs: Peter Reith

Former federal government minister Peter Reith says Australia’s unfair dismissal laws have “morphed into a secret tax on businesses”. By Eloise Keating
Thousands of insolvent businesses could be saved with new safe harbour laws, says liquidator

Thousands of insolvent businesses could be saved with new safe harbour laws, says liquidator

Around one-third of businesses liquidated could be saved and billions of dollars recovered for the Australian economy if the government adopts draft safe harbour recommendations from the Productivity Commission. By Kirsten Robb
Victorians the most likely to fake a sick day: research

Victorians the most likely to fake a sick day: research

More than 40% of Australian workers aged under 35 admit they have chucked a sickie in order to go on a brief holiday. By Eloise Keating
Australians are aggressive complainers: research

Australians are aggressive complainers: research

Australians customers are aggressive complainers when dealing with businesses, according to a cross-cultural marketing study of complaint styles released yesterday. By Cara Waters
Victorian Hearing accused of not listening with Facebook apology over “offensive” ad

Victorian Hearing accused of not listening with Facebook apology over “offensive” ad

Melbourne-based hearing aid retailer Victorian Hearing has been ambushed on social media over its response to criticism of its most recent billboard ad. By Kirsten Robb
Mechanic who quit his job and then changed his mind wins $20,000 unfair dismissal payout

Mechanic who quit his job and then changed his mind wins $20,000 unfair dismissal payout

A bus mechanic, who quit his job then later thought better of the decision and withdrew his resignation, has been awarded $20,000 in compensation following a successful unfair dismissal bid before the Fair Work Commission. By Kirsten Robb
ACCC warns businesses using debt collectors to be careful

ACCC warns businesses using debt collectors to be careful

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned businesses using debt collectors they may be held responsible for the debt collectors’ actions in a report published last week. By Cara Waters
Adam Nash’s nine personal finance books you should read today

Adam Nash’s nine personal finance books you should read today

Adam Nash may be the chief executive of a $US700 million company but he has also become somewhat of a guru on personal finance. By Eloise Keating
Six pieces of no nonsense advice from Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter

Six pieces of no nonsense advice from Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter

Selling a startup for $373 million despite not finishing high school was all due to having a strong passion for business, according to investor and Shark Tank star Steve Baxter. By Broede Carmody
29% of Australian shoppers have given up on online buying entirely

29% of Australian shoppers have given up on online buying entirely

Frustration with shopping websites has led to nearly one-in-three Australians giving up on online retailing entirely in favour of bricks-and-mortar retailers, a survey has found. By Andrew Sadauskas
Taxi! Why Uber should not be treated any differently to other taxi services

Taxi! Why Uber should not be treated any differently to other taxi services

Last week, the ATO announced that UberX drivers will need to collect GST. Here's why COSBOA welcomes that decision. By Peter Strong
Should you dump Facebook for Instagram for your business?

Should you dump Facebook for Instagram for your business?

Instagram is proving to be a powerful tool in the world of business for those brave and patient enough to master the medium. By Nina Hendy
Five things employers can do to help women re-enter the workforce

Five things employers can do to help women re-enter the workforce

Paid parental leave, combined with other programs to support and help retain staff, have real impacts on productivity and make employees happier and more engaged. By Rebecca McIntosh
Six tips to help you create the perfect company vision

Six tips to help you create the perfect company vision

From a HR perspective, a strong and articulated company vision is imperative to engaging your team. By Sue-Ellen Watts
What is the Internet of Things and what does it mean for your business?

What is the Internet of Things and what does it mean for your business?

If your business hasn’t already incorporated aspects of IoT tech then it might be a good time to start thinking about the how and why of doing so. By Mark Freidin
A brand guide for startups

A brand guide for startups

Here are the three foundation elements startups (and even older businesses) need to consider when setting out to build a brand. By Michel Hogan
Working with family and friends: How to minimise the feuds and keep things friendly

Working with family and friends: How to minimise the feuds and keep things friendly

There is divided opinion about hiring friends and family for work. Is it a good thing for business? By Eve Ash
Apple Watch sales slow but steady after massive launch rush

Apple Watch sales slow but steady after massive launch rush

Apple Watch orders in the US have levelled off to around 30,000 per day following a massive opening day spike, according to Slice Intelligence figures. By Andrew Sadauskas
Mortgage broker charged over $12 million Ponzi scheme; Consumer confidence dips but still stronger than last year: Midday Roundup

Mortgage broker charged over $12 million Ponzi scheme; Consumer confidence dips but still stronger than last year: Midday Roundup

A former mortgage broker in Adelaide has been charged with 12 counts of deception, valued at $12 million. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
Help! One of our directors is spreading lies about me behind my back

Help! One of our directors is spreading lies about me behind my back

Before you rush to find another job, have a think about what you can do to fix the situation first. By Aunty B
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