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Investor frenzy around Medibank’s float completely ridiculous

Investor frenzy around Medibank’s float completely ridiculous

Medibank is not a dot-com, and this insistence that it can only go up is nonsense. By Paddy Manning
Businesses have to allow Facebook at work if Facebook at Work is to succeed

Businesses have to allow Facebook at work if Facebook at Work is to succeed

Facebook’s announcement that it’s building Facebook at Work is a further sign that social media is maturing. By Dionne Lew
Why are women missing in action in MBAs?

Why are women missing in action in MBAs?

Macquarie University has launched a new initiative to break down barriers to entry into MBAs for women. By Lucia Osborne-Crowley
When customers attack! 10 tips to dealing with social media outrage

When customers attack! 10 tips to dealing with social media outrage

Customer behaviour has changed drastically in the last few years with the advent of the social media age. Customers are now extra vigilant, more outspoken, and to some degree, outrage-prone. By Michelle Gamble
Aristocrat Leisure posts $16 million full-year loss; Napthine pledges $15m for Victorian home businesses: Midday Roundup

Aristocrat Leisure posts $16 million full-year loss; Napthine pledges $15m for Victorian home businesses: Midday Roundup

Poker machine maker Aristocrat Leisure has posted a $16 million full-year loss due to a writedown in the value of its Japanese business. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
Fears of post office closures, as government stalls on AusPost plan

Fears of post office closures, as government stalls on AusPost plan

Post offices may be forced to close their doors as the government decides on the future of Australia Post, according to a group of post office franchisees. By Kirsten Robb
ATO inquiry warned of “tick and flick” culture which hurts SMEs

ATO inquiry warned of “tick and flick” culture which hurts SMEs

SME taxpayers are bearing the brunt of a tick and flick culture at the ATO, according to submissions to a parliamentary inquiry into tax disputes. By Cara Waters
Pregnant hairdressing apprentice awarded $5000 after her boss “changed her attitude” towards her

Pregnant hairdressing apprentice awarded $5000 after her boss “changed her attitude” towards her

A former hairdressing apprentice has been awarded $5000 in damages after it was found her boss “changed her attitude” towards the apprentice when she became pregnant. By Eloise Keating
Aussies tipped to spend $30 billion in December, but it’s not all holiday cheer: The three biggest problems facing retailers this Christmas

Aussies tipped to spend $30 billion in December, but it’s not all holiday cheer: The three biggest problems facing retailers this Christmas

Cash registers will be ringing around the country this December, but it’s not all merriment and cheer for Aussie retailers. By Kirsten Robb
Can I ask my intern to stay on – unpaid?

Can I ask my intern to stay on – unpaid?

Interns can often be terribly useless – finding a good intern is like finding a diamond in the rough. By Aunty B
Samsung looks to dump chief executive and ChatOn app in major restructure

Samsung looks to dump chief executive and ChatOn app in major restructure

Samsung Electronics is reportedly looking at dumping its chief executive and cutting mobile apps such as ChatOn as part of an end-of year restructure, after third-quarter product sales collapsed 59.65% year-on-year. By Andrew Sadauskas
Small business regains confidence for Christmas

Small business regains confidence for Christmas

Small businesses have shrugged off budget doubts and are feeling more confident heading into Christmas, according to the Westpac-Melbourne Institute Small Business Index released today. By Kirsten Robb
“Flagrant disregard”: Victorian petrol station fined $123,000 for ignoring Fair Work order to back pay employees

“Flagrant disregard”: Victorian petrol station fined $123,000 for ignoring Fair Work order to back pay employees

A former petrol station operator has been handed a $123,000 fine by the Federal Court for underpaying two employees almost $50,000 and ignoring attempts by the employment watchdog to settle the matter out of court. By Eloise Keating
SMEs should picture new ways to communicate as young consumers embrace smartphone video calls: Survey

SMEs should picture new ways to communicate as young consumers embrace smartphone video calls: Survey

Businesses targeting young consumers could soon be forced to rethink their communications strategies, after a survey found young adults are embracing video calls from their smartphones. By Andrew Sadauskas
Opportunities ahead as Telstra to take on Microsoft Azure in government cloud hosting market

Opportunities ahead as Telstra to take on Microsoft Azure in government cloud hosting market

Telstra is designing a new cloud environment aimed at the public sector, with the new product set to compete against Microsoft’s recently launched Australian data centres. By Andrew Sadauskas
Five lessons from the collapse of Pie Face

Five lessons from the collapse of Pie Face

Franchisees and pie lovers across the country have been left reeling after well-known pie franchise Pie Face plunged into voluntary administration at the end of last week. By Eloise Keating
Aussie TripAdvisor users growing by 45% each year: How your business can get involved

Aussie TripAdvisor users growing by 45% each year: How your business can get involved

More than 1.4 million Australians are now logging on regularly to online travel website TripAdvisor, with the site now holds 19% of the local market for online travel. By Eloise Keating
Using a voluntary administration to save a company – the statistics are against you

Using a voluntary administration to save a company – the statistics are against you

Unfortunately, a close analysis of the facts reveals that voluntary administrations are actually very expensive and, in the vast majority of cases, fail in their stated objective of saving a business. By Cliff Sanderson
Former TZ chief executive to stand trial over $8.7 million fraud: How to fraud-proof your business

Former TZ chief executive to stand trial over $8.7 million fraud: How to fraud-proof your business

Sydney businessman Andrew Sigalla was yesterday ordered to stand trial on allegations he breached his duties as a director in an $8.7 million fraud. By Cara Waters
GST on bitcoin would be “monumentally stupid” says digital currency expert

GST on bitcoin would be “monumentally stupid” says digital currency expert

Taxing bitcoin with sales tax is a “monumentally stupid” idea, according to digital currency expert Andreas Antonopoulos. By Kye White
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