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Food vans and coffee shops: What potential business buyers are searching for online

Food vans and coffee shops: What potential business buyers are searching for online

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
Watchdog orders pork producers not to tell porkies about free range products

Watchdog orders pork producers not to tell porkies about free range products

Three businesses in the pork industry have drawn the ire of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for making potentially misleading claims about “free range” products. By Renee Thompson
It’s on: ATO to crack down on 90,000 small businesses over next three months

It’s on: ATO to crack down on 90,000 small businesses over next three months

The Australian Tax Office plans to target up to 90,000 small businesses it says are failing to comply with their tax obligations over the next three months. By Cara Waters
Big business should “hang their head in business shame” as cabinet crumbles under pressure on effects test, Peter Strong says

Big business should “hang their head in business shame” as cabinet crumbles under pressure on effects test, Peter Strong says

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
Former hotel manager accused of stealing $681,000 to pay for holidays and sex workers

Former hotel manager accused of stealing $681,000 to pay for holidays and sex workers

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
Australia’s 10 highest paid chief executives revealed

Australia’s 10 highest paid chief executives revealed

Ramsay Health’s Chris Rex is the most highly paid chief executive in the country, according to an analysis of ASX200 companies released today. By Broede Carmody
“I’m putting money in, not taking it out”: SME Association head responds to governance failure claims

“I’m putting money in, not taking it out”: SME Association head responds to governance failure claims

The SME Association of Australia has been forced to defend itself against accusations of governance failures. By Cara Waters
What Gerry did next: Harvey Norman pours $34 million into dairy farm

What Gerry did next: Harvey Norman pours $34 million into dairy farm

Retail giant Harvey Norman has been forced to defend its move into dairy farming following investor backlash against its $34 million investment in Coomboona Holdings. By Cara Waters
SMEs under fire for ‘pregnant French tourist’ marketing hoax

SMEs under fire for ‘pregnant French tourist’ marketing hoax

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
Tone of disbelief: Danoz Direct stung for claiming its belt provides chiselled abs without exercise

Tone of disbelief: Danoz Direct stung for claiming its belt provides chiselled abs without exercise

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
Rare Birds founder Jo Burston launches platform to help female entrepreneurs secure investment

Rare Birds founder Jo Burston launches platform to help female entrepreneurs secure investment

Entrepreneur Jo Burston is hoping to “cut out the 900 cups of coffee” from the process female tech entrepreneurs usually have to go through to secure funding for their business. By Eloise Keating
Aussie dollar plunges to a six-year low; International tourists inject $33.4 billion into the economy: Midday Roundup

Aussie dollar plunges to a six-year low; International tourists inject $33.4 billion into the economy: Midday Roundup

The Aussie dollar has plunged to a six-year low of 70 cents raising fears the dollar could dip even lower, despite being almost on par with the American dollar just 12 months ago. By Broede Carmody
Big four dominate most popular iOS apps of all time

Big four dominate most popular iOS apps of all time

Facebook has four of the top ten most downloaded apps of all time and people are still playing Fruit Ninja, a new study has found. By Denham Sadler
Want to build a smarter business? It’s time to outsource

Want to build a smarter business? It’s time to outsource

When Donna Fabris, Managing Director of Primacare started her health care business in 2012, she knew from the outset that there were certain tasks she didn't want to handle day-to-day. By Lee Sandwith
“So damn liberating”: Harteffect founder Andrea Culligan on letting go and having a year off

“So damn liberating”: Harteffect founder Andrea Culligan on letting go and having a year off

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
CGT small business concessions continue to catch SMEs out

CGT small business concessions continue to catch SMEs out

A lot has been written about the capital gains tax (CGT) small business concessions, not all of it complimentary. By Terry Hayes
Is it time to disrupt your own business model?

Is it time to disrupt your own business model?

If it was your job to put your business out of business, or to steal your most lucrative clients, how would you go about it? By David Hancock
Why every business needs to become an IT business

Why every business needs to become an IT business

This week I am at the Australian Microsoft Partner Conference hearing from some of the global thought leaders. By David Markus
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