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Small business


All ovens blazing in pizza wars

Alexandra Cain How can small pizzerias capture a slice of the market in the face of the major chains' $5 pizza deals?

Meet the couple living the dream

Nalisha and Janak Patel

Larissa Ham The Patels are on a continual round the world holiday, simultaneously running successful businesses from their laptops.

Why is the US hot for Aussie services?

China US

Alexandra Cain But we're having a (hopefully short-term) lover's tiff with China.

Sleep your way to the top


Claire Dunn Want to work for a business that encourages you to take a nap at work?

The naked selfie effect

Frank Body

Christine D'Mello Which entrepreneurs are using nude and clothed self-portraits to promote their businesses?

Getting a job after 50


Adam Courtenay We're told we need to retire later - but do businesses even want older workers?

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The big business of kids' parties

Pure Poppet face paint

Gayle Bryant Is it OK to turn your kid's party into a festival? The Kardashians and now many Aussie parents certainly think it is.

Is Japan the new China?


Nigel Bowen The Japanese economic partnership agreement will create lots of opportunities for enterprising Australians.


Build a family empire


John Winning How do you take a family business and turn it into something special?


Is red tape holding back your business?

Tim Reed, CEO of MYOB.

Tim Reed Take advantage of this opportunity to let government know about your frustrations.

How to spot a fake job ad


Claire Dunn Candidates are complaining recruiters advertise phantom positions just to fish for candidates.

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Ever thought about tantra?

Lie back.

Katie McMurray Business and the ancient Indian tradition have more in common than you think.


The resilient business


Sian Chadwick Australian small businesses embrace tougher conditions with innovation and adaptation.

Australia's most bizarre office rules


Kate Jones We're banning bananas, tuna and even the word mate.

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Your work's not up to scratch

Working mum, mother, baby, work life balance, family, children, kids, executive.

Antonia Hoyle Can a working mother be as good at her job after maternity leave?

Seven things to stop saying at work

Shut up

Denise Mooney F-bombs, awesome and amazeball are at the top of the list.

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Why do we still have sales?


Kate Jones Everything's half off all the time - should retailers give them up?

Ten rules for contacting staff after hours

Ebony Centazzo

Kate Jones If you think your staff should always be available, it might be time to think again.

The app that lets you text and drive


Nigel Bowen Now, you can send texts, emails and even check Facebook while you're behind the wheel. Legally.

Can this dump save the season?


RACHAEL OAKES-ASH Snow businesses breathe a sigh of relief as the white stuff arrives. But are they viable long-term?

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Is this the new Lululemon?

Twin entrepreneurs are heading to the US with their online activewear enterprise.

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