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Hockey claims he ‘feels the pain’ of small business red tape after “exploding” in pizza shop

Hockey claims he ‘feels the pain’ of small business red tape after “exploding” in pizza shop

Treasurer Joe Hockey has told small business he feels their red tape pain, after he and his family were unable to put two tables together at his local pizza restaurant because of local laws. By Kirsten Robb
There’s more to networking than social media

There’s more to networking than social media

Social media has magnified the ability to connect in a more meaningful way than ever before. However, there's still an important place for face-to-face networking. By Fi Bendall
AAMI accused of encouraging theft and workplace bullying after ad depicts worker taking colleague’s lunch

AAMI accused of encouraging theft and workplace bullying after ad depicts worker taking colleague’s lunch

Insurance company AAMI has been accused of encouraging theft and workplace bullying in a complaint to the Advertising Standards Board. By Cara Waters
Turnbull introduces surprise data retention legislation

Turnbull introduces surprise data retention legislation

The federal government this morning introduced legislation for a mandatory data retention scheme which requires telecommunications companies to store customers' records for two years. By Cara Waters
Putting the LA in salad: Aussie franchise Sumo Salad to take on the US market

Putting the LA in salad: Aussie franchise Sumo Salad to take on the US market

Popular Australian health food franchise Sumo Salad will open its first North American store next month in Los Angeles. By Adam Anticaglia
How facilities managers will be able to cut 30% on costs using IT and building information modelling

How facilities managers will be able to cut 30% on costs using IT and building information modelling

There was a time when architects, designers and engineers delivered reams of blueprint documentation throughout the design and construction of a building project. By David Markus
Senator calls for tourism sector shakeup

Senator calls for tourism sector shakeup

The Australian tourism sector is booming thanks to the Asian appetite for travel, according to an industry report released yesterday, but there are concerns the industry is hampered by regulations. By Kirsten Robb
‘Get Wines Direct’ App warned for breaching the Spam Act; Officeworks records 8% sales boost: Midday Roundup

‘Get Wines Direct’ App warned for breaching the Spam Act; Officeworks records 8% sales boost: Midday Roundup

Retail wine merchant Get Wines Direct has been issued a formal warning for breaches of the Spam Act for sending unsolicited marketing emails. By Adam Anticaglia and Kirsten Robb
Google Panda search update – why content duplication now damages your search rankings: SEO Video

Google Panda search update – why content duplication now damages your search rankings: SEO Video

In last week’s post I mentioned that it felt like there had been a Panda update as well as a Penguin one. Looking back over the data, here’s what happened – and why search rankings for Botox-related sites were stretched a little thin this week. By Jim Stewart
Training providers hold emergency summit in wake of Vocation forfeiture

Training providers hold emergency summit in wake of Vocation forfeiture

Private training providers are holding an emergency summit today in response to reports about misleading advertising, delivering poor training and soliciting unsuitable students for courses. By Cara Waters
Google Android extends Australian market share lead against Apple despite iPhone 6, iOS trails in every major market

Google Android extends Australian market share lead against Apple despite iPhone 6, iOS trails in every major market

Google’s Android operating system extended its market share lead over Apple in the September quarter despite the launch of the iPhone 6, according to figures released overnight by Kantar Worldpanel. By Andrew Sadauskas
iiNet rolling out free public Wi-Fi in Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo

iiNet rolling out free public Wi-Fi in Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo

The Victorian state government has awarded the contract to roll out free public Wi-Fi in Melbourne, Bendigo and Ballarat to iiNet, with the network set to have over 1000 access points across the three cities. By Andrew Sadauskas
LG cashes in on Samsung’s troubles, selling a record 16.8 million smartphones in the September quarter

LG cashes in on Samsung’s troubles, selling a record 16.8 million smartphones in the September quarter

LG is cashing in on recent troubles at South Korean rival Samsung, announcing a record number of smartphone shipments during the September quarter, despite weak results at some of its affiliated companies. By Andrew Sadauskas
The launch of Microsoft Azure in Australia, and how cloud computing can save your business money: Control Shift

The launch of Microsoft Azure in Australia, and how cloud computing can save your business money: Control Shift

This week, Microsoft launched two Australian datacentres as part of its Azure cloud computing platform. Here's why it matters to your business. By Andrew Sadauskas
Common GST errors to avoid on imports and exports

Common GST errors to avoid on imports and exports

Here are some common errors the ATO has found in relation to GST on imports and exports. By Terry Hayes
Rich Listers primp and preen for Melbourne Cup

Rich Listers primp and preen for Melbourne Cup

The race that stops a nation attracts many of the business world’s high-flyers and Australia’s Rich Listers will be among those in attendance this year at the Melbourne Cup, which is just days away. By Nina Hendy
Investor warning: Lodge your tax returns by 31 October

Investor warning: Lodge your tax returns by 31 October

It’s time to lodge your tax returns if you wish to avoid a failure to lodge on time penalty from the Australian Taxation Office, warns BMT tax depreciation specialists’ managing director Brad Beer. By Jennifer Duke
How Victoria Beckham became UK's Entrepreneur of the Year

How Victoria Beckham became UK's Entrepreneur of the Year

Victoria Beckham has come a long way since spicing up our lives in the 90s, being named UK's top entrepreneur by Management Today. By Holly Jones
The IT guy won’t give me login details for our Facebook page even though I’m his boss!

The IT guy won’t give me login details for our Facebook page even though I’m his boss!

This looks like a classic power play by your IT guy. By Aunty B
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