Food vans, coffee shops and Mexican food outlets are among the most popular small businesses people are on the hunt for, according to data released by online business listing site Seek this week. By Renee Thompson
The peak body representing Australian small businesses has come out swinging against the big end of town amid reports key members of the federal cabinet have indefinitely postposed debate on introducing an effects test into Australian Competition Law. By Eloise Keating
A former Melbourne hotel manager is facing time behind bars over allegations he stole $681,000 from his workplace in order to pay for interstate holidays, lavish parties and sex workers. By Broede Carmody
Two small businesses on the Sunshine Coast are under fire from dismayed social media users after videos of a young French tourist apparently looking for the father of her unborn baby were revealed to be a marketing stunt. By Eloise Keating
A television marketing company has been rebuked by the competition watchdog after claiming that wearing one of its products for one minute, even while relaxing, was the equivalent of doing 400 sit-ups. By Broede Carmody
About half a year ago the founder of branding agency Harteffect and jobs board Unigrad Andrea Culligan made a decision she says petrified her: she left the business world to get away from it all. By Renee Thompson
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