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Franchising

BUSINESS INSIDER

Sensitive people make more money

Emotion

Drake Baer The better you recognise emotions, the more you'll get paid.

Reckon you've done it tough?

Have skills, will travel: Leather worker Sima Mahboobifard was not allowed to start a business in her native land.

Kate Jones Meet the entrepreneurs starting a new life and a new business in Australia.

Five things to look for in a franchise

Briony Vince advises to seek a smart franchisor who is going to be making intelligent decisions,

Nigel Bowen Not all franchises are created equal. Here are the essential ingredients of the best ones.

How I raised $35 million

Chris Strode

Christine Long It was Chris Strode's major achievement for the year. What's yours?

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The Iconic's inside running

The Iconic's Adam Jacobs says it's fairly obvious what's selling now – active wear.

Adam Courtenay No one knows better what's hot this Christmas than the man who runs Australia's top fashion e-tailer.

The fitness franchise taking on Europe

Gym

Christine D'Mello It has been widely successful in Australia, and now this gym chain is poised for world domination.

How to get 3626% revenue growth

Data driven: NEXTDC chief executive Craig Scroggie backs a culture of innovation.

Alexandra Cain Heard of cloud computing? This business is home to the cloud and the sky really is the limit for it.

COMMENT

Is a boom this summer a threat?

Fraud

Leo Tutt If you're hiring staff to cope with summer trade, make sure they're trustworthy.

Help! I've got no elves!

Santa

Kate Jones This is what you should do if you've reached the pointy end of the year and find you don't have enough staff.

I built a business in 30 hours

start-up

Will Gibbons I had the help of six strangers. This is what I learned.

Boob job prices plummet

Boobs

Caroline James This preschool drop-out has built a $15m breast enlargement business by slashing the cost of surgery.

Too many 'thought leaders'

Genius

Sylvia Pennington These days everyone purports to be an expert - but are they really?

The rise of Generation Z

Teenager

Adam Courtenay You've met Alex from Target, now get ready for the rest of his cohort.

This is the AirBNB of car parks

Nick Austin from Divvy Parking.

Gayle Bryant This new parking concept is an ingenious idea that will disrupt traditional car parks.

This is the AirBNB of car parks

Nick Austin

Gayle Bryant New concept an ingenious idea that will disrupt traditional car parks.

Always wanted to learn an instrument?

Sing

Claire Dunn Then you need to check out this start-up that's revolutionising music lessons.

COMMENT

Is your reputation at risk?

Reputation

Harvey Christophers It can vanish in an instant, unless you protect it properly.

Ten business etiquette mistakes

Egg

Ilya Pozin If you're guilty of these clangers, you're holding yourself back.

So you want to be a personal trainer?

Torso

Claire Dunn With obesity levels rising and the fitness fad yet to reach its peak, there are plenty of opportunities for talented PTs.

How to cope with abusive customers

Abuse

Christine Long Unfortunately, every business owner needs to know what to do when things get nasty.

Editor's picks

Want to be a personal trainer?

With obesity levels rising and the fitness fad yet to reach its peak, there are plenty of opportunities for talented PTs.

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What expenses can doctors claim?

A Kiwi medico finds out.

Should I close my businesss?

Should this IT business close or keep going?

Whose name should my business be in?

A reader finds out whether it's better to go solo or own the business with her husband.

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