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“Don’t f-ck with a f-cker and I am the nastiest f-cker I know”: Dismissal dispute with HR manager turns nasty

“Don’t f-ck with a f-cker and I am the nastiest f-cker I know”: Dismissal dispute with HR manager turns nasty

The Fair Work Commission has dismissed a claim for constructive dismissal by a human resources manager who sent an abusive email threatening to unleash “10 kinds of hell” on his employer. By Cara Waters
“Google tax” could hurt Aussie businesses overseas; Iron ore tanks; Shares up as gold rises: Midday Roundup

“Google tax” could hurt Aussie businesses overseas; Iron ore tanks; Shares up as gold rises: Midday Roundup

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s “Google tax” could hurt Australian businesses overseas, according to the Parliamentary Budget Office. By Cara Waters and Kirsten Robb
Minimee cofounder: Why community and culture is our reason to franchise

Minimee cofounder: Why community and culture is our reason to franchise

Sydney-based baby and childrenswear retailer Minimee is launching its first franchised stores with the help of the same consultants behind the franchising of Boost Juice. By Kirsten Robb
Hotel owners say they’d be bunnies to stay open over Easter, as penalty rates put the bite on small businesses

Hotel owners say they’d be bunnies to stay open over Easter, as penalty rates put the bite on small businesses

More than two-thirds of hotels say they plan to close over Easter or reduce their service hours to avoid penalty rates of up to $50 an hour. By Kirsten Robb
Cult retailer Sneakerboy saved from collapse

Cult retailer Sneakerboy saved from collapse

Cult footwear retailer Sneakerboy has been sold after collapsing into voluntary administration in February. By Cara Waters
Pharmacy Guild raises fears for independent pharmacies as Harper Review backs deregulation

Pharmacy Guild raises fears for independent pharmacies as Harper Review backs deregulation

The Harper Review’s recommendations to within the next two years abolish the strict laws that govern pharmacy ownership and operations have raised concerns for independent pharmacies. By Kirsten Robb
A perfect storm is brewing in property

A perfect storm is brewing in property

The historic low interest rate climate that we are now experiencing is a unique moment in time as RBA interest rates haven’t swilled around at 2.25% since the 1950s. By Andrew Fawell
How to be an extraordinary leader

How to be an extraordinary leader

In our research, we’ve found one of the top factors that produce positive workplace attitudes. By Jim Kouzes, Barry Posner, and Michael Bunting
The female entrepreneur with a billion dollar business plan

The female entrepreneur with a billion dollar business plan

Lauren Hall's only been in Australia a few years, but already has plans to become our first female entrepreneur to build a $1 billion business. By Angela Priestley
Marketing startup backed by Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter makes ASX debut

Marketing startup backed by Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter makes ASX debut

An Australian automated marketing startup backed by tech investor and Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter has jumped onto the ASX in a bid to raise capital and grow its sales and support personnel locally as well as the US and UK. By Broede Carmody
Facebook Messenger’s new sales features, and how they’ll transform your business: Control Shift

Facebook Messenger’s new sales features, and how they’ll transform your business: Control Shift

A range of recently introduced features across Facebook Messenger, as well as BBM and Skype, are set to transform these mobile messaging apps into valuable customer service, sales, and collaboration tools for your business. By Andrew Sadauskas
Tim Cook’s lessons on succeeding a high-profile business leader: Best of the Web

Tim Cook’s lessons on succeeding a high-profile business leader: Best of the Web

When it comes to succeeding a high-profile predecessor, no one knows more than Apple chief executive Tim Cook. By Andrew Sadauskas
Acer Aspire R 13 laptop/tablet review: Gadget Watch

Acer Aspire R 13 laptop/tablet review: Gadget Watch

If you’re in the market for a new Windows device, should you look at a tablet that can become a small laptop, or a laptop that can become a big tablet? It’s time to find out. By Andrew Sadauskas
Why a responsive website could double your revenue: SEO Video

Why a responsive website could double your revenue: SEO Video

Aside from Google’s upcoming mobile update, there are some good reasons why you should look at getting a responsive design for your website. By Jim Stewart
Do you Skype for Business?

Do you Skype for Business?

For those of us brought up in an era where an STD phone call was an expensive thing to do, Skype for Business is a big step to get used to. By David Markus
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