Six top business lessons

Christine Long 11:19 AM   What's the best advice Australia's most successful entrepreneurs have ever followed?

So you want to be a freelancer?

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   Five steps to solopreneur success.

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Three things that annoy journalists

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   Some of our colleagues in public relations still have a lot to learn about the media.

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Are you a truly great leader?

Graham Winter: emotional intelligence matters.

Kate Jones   It's easy to be a good leader, but do you have what it takes to be genuinely exceptional?

How I gave up cash

Sam Canning: one of Australia's first cash-free SMEs.

Caroline James   Meet the butcher who has gone completely cash free.

How to be a whistleblower

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   Here's a range of options if something doesn't smell right where you work.

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What will Kelly O'Dwyer do?

Promoted: Liberal MP Kelly O'Dwyer.

Ursula Hogben   COMMENT: Australia has high hopes for our new small business minister.

Stealing ideas is theft

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   There are steps you can take when a client rips off your intellectual property.

We're in a parking crisis

Nick Austin of Divvy: has a solution to the parking problem.

Louis White   Where are we going to leave our vehicles when the population reaches 30 million?

What's your anger cost you?

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   One study says the figure is $US15,000. And that's just for women.

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The year of the small business

Aulay Macaulay: on track to more than double revenue.

Louis White   Meet the enterprises turning in their best performance ever.

The ECA supports ChAFTA

Experts say any political or financial issues in China could trigger a huge wave of foreign buyers into Australia's property market.

Lisa McAuley   Research shows Australian businesses do as well.

What's in a name?

Vinomofo co-founders Andre Eikmeier and Justin Dry: changed one letter.

Christine Long   What you call your business has a direct correlation to its success.

Banish the black wardrobe

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   It’s the go-to shade for most working women. But is it holding you back?

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Don't buy it, share it

Magda Walczak from The Search Party is a big fan of Airbnb.

Sylvia Pennington   What's the secret to slashing your business costs by up to two thirds?

Are you nuts selling nuts?

Narelle Plapp: raising awareness of nut allergies.

Caroline James   This woman's niece died from a nut allergy and she's livid businesses are erroneously claiming products are nut-free.

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Sylvia Pennington   It's a critical trait for entrepreneurs and executives who are aiming high.

Accountants and lawyers have big problems


Christine Long   Disruption is rife across most industries but professional services are likely to be the hardest hit.

A full-time job is a huge risk

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   Freelancing has become the option that delivers job security.

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Phoenix companies wreck lives

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   They dud staff, suppliers and clients and the ATO is cracking down.

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Ten million cars and counting

Proposed changes to design standards would allow new builds close to public transport to be built without car parking.

Adam Courtenay   That's how many cars need city parks each day. Meet the start-ups cleverly addressing this need.

Party plan = pyramid schemes?

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   One thing's for sure, they're not really about kitchen gear, clothes and cosmetics.

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Legal expertise going cheap

Alexander Branting was found guilty of transmitting the image from his mobile phone.

Louis White   Start-up law firms are slashing their prices for small businesses.

Tap into your network to succeed overseas

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Andrew Watson   COMMENT: The ability to tap into a strong network can help small and medium enterprises to win contracts and draw on the resources needed to deliver on them.

The wage debate and small business

KPMG's tax reform proposals include linking personal tax thresholds to average full time earnings to eliminate bracket creep.

Tim Reed   COMMENT: What do small business owners really think about changes to industrial relations regulations?

An effects test is now a battleground

Peter Strong, executive director, Council of Small Business of Australia.

Peter Strong   COMMENT: The review of competition policy has highlighted differences in the Australian business community.

The social media secrets of Gen Y

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   Everything you need to know to make sure your business leads in the digital space.

Does it matter if you have an accent?

An accent that impedes clear communication will be a disadvantage for job seekers.

Caroline James   Many of us are not from around here. Does the way we speak make a difference at work?

Should you soldier on at work?

Flu season is upon us.

Christine Long   Is it better to keep fronting up when lurgies strike, or should we down tools and stay at home?

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You can forget about being sick

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   No rest for the wicked or the self-employed when illness strikes.

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