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Corporate watchdog to chase guilty for investigation costs

Corporate watchdog to chase guilty for investigation costs

Businesses and individuals that are found guilty of wrongdoing by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission will now be more frequently asked to cough up the costs of the investigation. By Renee Thompson
Trade Secret sold for $80 million to US discount giant

Trade Secret sold for $80 million to US discount giant

Discount retailer Trade Secret is poised for rapid expansion, with US retail giant TJX Companies picking up the chain from owner Gazal Corporation for $80 million. By Eloise Keating
Google embarrassed after gay bar told it would be wiped off the map

Google embarrassed after gay bar told it would be wiped off the map

Search giant Google has apologised to Sydney nightclub The Shift Bar & Club after the popular venue was recently told by a Google contractor it would no longer appear on Google Maps because it is a gay bar. By Eloise Keating
Truck driver fails in compo bid after punch-up with ex-cage fighter

Truck driver fails in compo bid after punch-up with ex-cage fighter

A truck driver for Queensland business, Boardman Sand and Gravel, has failed in his bid for workers compensation because his injuries were found to have been caused by his own wilful misconduct. By Cara Waters
Myer tosses out cleaning company over subcontractor underpayments

Myer tosses out cleaning company over subcontractor underpayments

Myer has come out on the front foot revealing it had dispensed with the services of a cleaning provider following revelations that subcontractors had underpaid staff by $6300. By Renee Thompson
Bridal sweet: White Runway founder Rebecca Marsh tells how she sold the business

Bridal sweet: White Runway founder Rebecca Marsh tells how she sold the business

It was a fortuitous introduction from a mutual friend that set the train in motion for entrepreneur Rebecca Marsh to sell her booming bridal wear business White Runway to retail heavyweight the PAS Group. By Eloise Keating
Small business lags behind on the move to mobile: Survey

Small business lags behind on the move to mobile: Survey

Increasing numbers of SMEs have websites for their businesses but the majority are not optimised for mobile, according to research released today by Sensis. By Cara Waters
Turkish delight as staff awarded $36.8 million in bonuses after sale

Turkish delight as staff awarded $36.8 million in bonuses after sale

The employees of a Turkish online food business yelled with joy after the chief executive of the company handed them bonuses totalling $36.8 million earlier this year. By Renee Thompson
Removalist company fined $30,000 for allegedly faking online testimonials; Quickflix in trading halt ahead of potential acquisition: Midday Roundup

Removalist company fined $30,000 for allegedly faking online testimonials; Quickflix in trading halt ahead of potential acquisition: Midday Roundup

A removalist company has been ordered to pay penalties of $30,600 following allegations it fabricated customer identities in testimonials posted on its Google+ and YouTube accounts. By Renee Thompson
Think your business has no pay gap? Only one way to find out

Think your business has no pay gap? Only one way to find out

Five years ago, if you’d asked Henry Davis York’s Managing Partner, Michael Greene, whether there was any pay discrepancy between men and women in the firm, he would have said no. By Georgina Dent
Mobile payments predicted to surge: Stripe

Mobile payments predicted to surge: Stripe

Australia is on track to become Stripe’s third biggest market, and co-founder John Collison says online sales will rocket with Apple Pay’s imminent arrival in the country . By Denham Sadler
What the ATO is doing for small business – really

What the ATO is doing for small business – really

The Australian Tax Office says it has been listening to what small business has been saying about what it wants from the organisation, and they're promising a "better experience". By Terry Hayes
Getting free trade right can be good for workers and exporters

Getting free trade right can be good for workers and exporters

Agreement on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership could come as early as this week, with negotiations now focused on “the last few issues,” according to Trade Minister Andrew Robb. By Tim Harcourt
Upgrade may not be a perfect 10 for your business

Upgrade may not be a perfect 10 for your business

Microsoft has launched Windows 10 with much fanfare, so should you upgrade? By Paul Wallbank
Google and the need for speed

Google and the need for speed

To climb the Google rankings you need a website that loads quickly. By Jim Stewart
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