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Should I let my PA’s techno DJ boyfriend spin discs at our Christmas party?

Should I let my PA’s techno DJ boyfriend spin discs at our Christmas party?

As a "dancing queen" from way back, I understand where you’re coming from. By Aunty B
Why taking two minutes out of your day can make you happier at work

Why taking two minutes out of your day can make you happier at work

Being grateful to your work colleagues is the “secret weapon” for happiness in the workplace, according to Google’s HR manager. By Broede Carmody
The enduring myth of the industrial relations club

The enduring myth of the industrial relations club

The Abbott government will soon ask the Productivity Commission to review the Fair Work system. In parallel with that review, we need a more sophisticated debate about our workplace relations framework. By Anthony Forsyth
Perth property manager banned for five years after using rent for personal expenses

Perth property manager banned for five years after using rent for personal expenses

A Western Australian property manager, Van Dung Nguyen, formerly of Girrawheen, Perth, has been banned from holding a real estate and business agents’ licence, as well as a triennial certificate, for five years. By Jennifer Duke
Mental health issues still prevalent in the workplace: how can SMEs tackle the stigma?

Mental health issues still prevalent in the workplace: how can SMEs tackle the stigma?

Research released this week by the Diversity Council of Australia has found the stigma surrounding mental health is still prevalent in the workplace, despite many employers taking steps to tackle the issue head-on. By Broede Carmody
If you were a bank, would you lend yourself money?

If you were a bank, would you lend yourself money?

What criteria would you use to decide if it’s worth taking the risk of lending yourself money? By Michael Yardney
Don't let guilt drag down your business career

Don't let guilt drag down your business career

Female guilt is real. It is the reason why so many women don't become as successful as they could be in business. By Amanda Rose
Liquidation sale last gasp for stricken truck manufacturer

Liquidation sale last gasp for stricken truck manufacturer

Truck manufacturer Mills-Tui Australia is selling off its intellectual property in a liquidation sale this week after collapsing in September. By Cara Waters
Make It Mine made to face up to irresponsible lending allegations

Make It Mine made to face up to irresponsible lending allegations

Appliance rental company Make It Mine will face court and more than $1.7 million in potential penalties over allegations it breached consumer credit laws, including responsible lending obligations to its customers. By Kirsten Robb
Abbott pleads with business to back budget; Vocation chair quits: Midday Roundup

Abbott pleads with business to back budget; Vocation chair quits: Midday Roundup

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called on the business community to help the government sell its economic agenda, as he faces a continued struggle to pass several of his government’s key budget measures. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
“A small family business with a big heart”: Table of Plenty founder Kate Weiss takes out Telstra Business Owner of the Year

“A small family business with a big heart”: Table of Plenty founder Kate Weiss takes out Telstra Business Owner of the Year

Victorian entrepreneur Kate Weiss credits her two children with giving her the motivation to start her food business, Table of Plenty. By Eloise Keating
Twitter makes a move into e-commerce: Will it work in the Aussie online space?

Twitter makes a move into e-commerce: Will it work in the Aussie online space?

Twitter is moving into the e-commerce space with the launch of Twitter Offers, a feature aimed at connecting advertisers to customers through online deals. By Kirsten Robb
ABS worker claims he was told to “go back where I came from” but Fair Work Commission rules out bullying

ABS worker claims he was told to “go back where I came from” but Fair Work Commission rules out bullying

An Australian Bureau of Statistics employee has failed in his bid for an order to stop his managers from allegedly bullying him, with the Fair Work Commission ruling what the employee perceived to be bullying was just performance management. By Eloise Keating
I’m flooded with LinkedIn requests each week – do I have to accept them all?

I’m flooded with LinkedIn requests each week – do I have to accept them all?

As with any social media platform, you are sharing the space with people who just don’t get how to use it properly. By Aunty B
High-flying vision: Australian tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett backs geospatial imaging firm

High-flying vision: Australian tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett backs geospatial imaging firm

Australian tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett has become a cornerstone investor in an ASX-listed small-cap mining firm White Star Resources, which in turn is being used as a vehicle to acquire geospatial mapping firm Spookfish. By Andrew Sadauskas
COSBOA, Bruce Billson and REIV brawl over “underhanded” political advertisements

COSBOA, Bruce Billson and REIV brawl over “underhanded” political advertisements

The Council of Small Business of Australia, Small Business Minister Bruce Billson and the Real Estate Institute of Victoria are embroiled in a dispute ahead of this weekend’s Victorian election. By Cara Waters
Heirs say tanks for the shares: Samsung sells defence and petrochemical divisions as part of Lee family succession plan

Heirs say tanks for the shares: Samsung sells defence and petrochemical divisions as part of Lee family succession plan

Samsung Group has sold four of its companies in the defence and petrochemicals industries and has started a share buyback scheme for Samsung Electronics, as the Lee family tightens its grip on the conglomerate. By Andrew Sadauskas
Kogan makes another play at the low-cost smartphone market with a bigger battery than the Apple iPhone 6

Kogan makes another play at the low-cost smartphone market with a bigger battery than the Apple iPhone 6

Kogan is releasing an upgraded version of its smartphone and is cutting the price of its existing model as competition intensifies in the low-end of the smartphone market. By Andrew Sadauskas
Have you sold shares in the last 30 years? The ATO is coming for you

Have you sold shares in the last 30 years? The ATO is coming for you

With the public float of institutions such as the Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, and now Medibank Private, more Australians today hold shares than ever before. However, it’s important to be aware of the tax consequences. By Terry Hayes
Beware overselling the case for free trade

Beware overselling the case for free trade

For all the excited expectation of future gains, it is critical we appreciate what the case for free trade actually promises. By Vishaal Kishore
OECD advises RBA to lift interest rates and cool house prices in 2015

OECD advises RBA to lift interest rates and cool house prices in 2015

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has advised the Reserve Bank of Australia to lift interest rates in the first half of 2015. By Jonathan Chancellor
Pie Face “concept wrong” says franchise expert but investors stand firm

Pie Face “concept wrong” says franchise expert but investors stand firm

A franchising expert has serious “doubts” about the ability of Pie Face to survive despite claims to the contrary by management, high-profile investors and at least one franchisee. By Eloise Keating
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