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Sunburnt country 'not convinced' by solar

solar

Adam Cooper Head of one of Australia's most successful solar start-ups admits negative perceptions are preventing the renewable energy industry fulfilling its potential.

How to start a multi-million dollar venture with $10,000

business man

Tony Featherstone Consider this: a young entrepreneur starts an online furniture retailer with $10,000. Another starts an online pharmacy with $20,000, and a construction franchise gets going with $25,000.

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Taking out key man insurance

Insurance.

Business Maxims Don't neglect one of the most vital pieces of insurance for a small business owner.

All fired up

work

James Adonis Want to sack an employee? The Fair Work Ombudsman provides five tips employers should never forget.

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It's (job) hunting season

Employment.

James Adonis Many employees are on the lookout for new opportunities. For employers, this means one thing in particular: the looming inconvenience of staff turnover.

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Profile of a great boss

What makes a great boss?

James Adonis What makes a great boss? A survey of 3000 employees last year reveals the top ten ideal characteristics.

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Show me the money: five hot job sectors

James Adonis The top five job sectors predicted to boom in 2011 and beyond have been revealed.

The best city to be an employer

James Adonis The best city in the world to be an employer is… not in Australia. And there isn’t an Australian city at all in the top ten.

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A strong will or 'give while you live'?

Inheritance.

Tony Featherstone How much is too much when it comes to leaving money for your children?

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Profits: does nothing else matter?

Profits.

James Adonis Arriving next month at a bookstore near you is a paperback titled Profits aren’t Everything, They’re the only Thing. But pity the employees with bosses who heed this advice.

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Campers happy, traders aren't

Gerard Anderson, co -owner of three bars and cafes in city square says business has been down 70 per cent since Occupy Melbourne moved in.

Carolyn Webb The owners of three City Square businesses say Melbourne City Council must evict the Occupy Melbourne campers, with turnover down 70 per cent.

Dragging a family business to new heights

Fiona Mackintosh.

Anneli Knight Fiona Mackintosh is driving new markets and raising the fashion stakes at Draggin Jeans, the rider-safety gear business her father founded 15 years ago.

Aussies clean up in global contest

Now that's an Aussie invention.

Valerie Khoo Three Australian businesses have beaten a field of more than 3000 entrants in Shopify’s prestigious Build-A-Business contest.

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