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Just the beginning: How Sarah Timmerman grew online fashion site Beginning Boutique into a seven-figure business

Just the beginning: How Sarah Timmerman grew online fashion site Beginning Boutique into a seven-figure business

Sarah Timmerman on why she wants her business Beginning Boutique to be “best friends” with its customers and how she plans to be bigger than the biggest names in the industry. By Kirsten Robb
Apple dominates Google in global smartphone profits

Apple dominates Google in global smartphone profits

Apple is dominating Google in the battle for global smartphone operating profit share. By Kye White
Microsoft Lumia smartphones land Down Under

Microsoft Lumia smartphones land Down Under

Microsoft-branded Lumia smartphones are now available in Australia. By Kye White
Half a million customers in, Nitro gets set to build a smart documents platform

Half a million customers in, Nitro gets set to build a smart documents platform

Nitro has signed up its 500,000th business customer as it begins to switch its focus to building a smart documents platform. By Kye White
Abbott's foreign investor cash grab built on bizarre logic: Terry Ryder

Abbott's foreign investor cash grab built on bizarre logic: Terry Ryder

The Prime Minister’s clampdown on foreign investors in Australian real estate has been revealed as little more than a revenue raising exercise. By Terry Ryder
White collar crime and metadata: beware of building a new honeypot

White collar crime and metadata: beware of building a new honeypot

With the struggle by law enforcement agencies to keep pace with new technologies has come calls by the agencies for additional investigatory powers. By John Selby
Dairy Bell lives to ring in another day: Why I scooped up the iconic ice-creamery

Dairy Bell lives to ring in another day: Why I scooped up the iconic ice-creamery

Iconic Victorian ice-creamery Dairy Bell has been scooped up by another local ice-cream manufacturer for an undisclosed sum, after its founders last month said they had made the “difficult decision” to close the doors. By Kirsten Robb
Your competitors are about to crush you on price – here’s why

Your competitors are about to crush you on price – here’s why

Global resourcing is the biggest shift in labour allocation the world has ever seen and it could be putting your business in imminent danger. By Scott Linden Jones
Seven more ways to lose money in property in 2015

Seven more ways to lose money in property in 2015

Last week I wrote a blog about four surefire ways to lose money in property – here are seven more. By Michael Yardney
Get your brand right first, or your business never will be

Get your brand right first, or your business never will be

Far too often I am brought in to consult a board or CEO on the importance of their ‘brand’ — only to realise it is the last item on their priority list. By Amanda Rose
How I just sold the company I founded in my bedroom as a 14-year-old for $15.5 million

How I just sold the company I founded in my bedroom as a 14-year-old for $15.5 million

Canberra entrepreneur Michael McGoogan was just 14 when he started reselling US-based web hosting from his bedroom in 2002. By Eloise Keating
ACCC loses court battle with Pfizer; Qantas posts $203 million profit: Midday Roundup

ACCC loses court battle with Pfizer; Qantas posts $203 million profit: Midday Roundup

The Federal Court has dismissed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s allegations that pharmaceutical giant Pfizer misused its market power and engaged in exclusive dealings in relation to the supply of cholesterol-lowering medication Lipitor. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
Scott family firm hit by second fraud case as employees allegedly swindle $7 million: Four tips for fraud prevention

Scott family firm hit by second fraud case as employees allegedly swindle $7 million: Four tips for fraud prevention

The business run by the family of deceased trucking magnate Allan Scott has been hit by a $7.1 million fraud allegedly perpetrated by two employees. By Cara Waters
Foreign buyers hit with minimum $5000 fee to purchase Australian property

Foreign buyers hit with minimum $5000 fee to purchase Australian property

Overseas property investors will be hit with extra fees of at least $5000 when purchasing properties in Australia, if plans flagged yesterday by the federal government go ahead. By Kirsten Robb
The 10 riskiest industries for 2015-16 – and the 10 safest

The 10 riskiest industries for 2015-16 – and the 10 safest

SMEs in the petroleum, heavy industry and machinery and scaffolding sectors should brace themselves for increasing market volatility, according to data released by IBISWorld today. By Eloise Keating
Help! I just lost $700 worth of stock in the post

Help! I just lost $700 worth of stock in the post

Trust me when I say you are not alone in your frustrations with our beloved postal system. By Aunty B
Shark Tank makes $2 million offer to entrepreneur: Five tips for pitching to sharks

Shark Tank makes $2 million offer to entrepreneur: Five tips for pitching to sharks

Tech multi-millionaire Steve Baxter will offer a $2 million deal to one entrepreneur on the reality television show Shark Tank this Sunday. By Cara Waters
Dog food brand Purina accused of killing thousands of dogs in US lawsuit

Dog food brand Purina accused of killing thousands of dogs in US lawsuit

Pet food manufacturer Nestle Purina PetCare is facing a class action lawsuit over allegations one its dog food products, Beneful, has killed thousands of dogs. By Kirsten Robb
Google launches Android for Work – and it supports BlackBerry BES12 mobile security platform

Google launches Android for Work – and it supports BlackBerry BES12 mobile security platform

Google has launched its Android for Work mobile device management (MDM) platform, allowing users to keep their work and private apps and data separate, with full support for BlackBerry’s BES12 service. By Andrew Sadauskas
Samsung heir and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel discuss new Apple Pay rival ahead of Galaxy S6 launch

Samsung heir and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel discuss new Apple Pay rival ahead of Galaxy S6 launch

Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay-yong Lee has been spotted in Korea having a high-level meeting with US venture capitalist and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, with the pair believed to have discussed a rival to Apple Pay the company is set to launch last week. By Andrew Sadauskas
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