Part-time is the new full-time

Alexandra Cain   How come so many people refuse to work full-time?

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Bruce Billson quits politics

Former small business minister Bruce Billson will not contest his seat at the next election.

Cara Waters   Small business community quick to mourn man who has "many fans and few enemies".

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Cashing in on adult colouring books

Colourology founder Sally Belinda Broad is trying to strike while the iron is hot.

Kate Jones   Meet the entrepreneurs making serious money from the sudden interest in colouring in.

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Death of the evening work cult

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   Is it still acceptable to expect staff to keep slogging into the wee hours?

Seven deadly small business video sins

The founders of Smudge Publishing, Jonette George, Daniele Wilton and Katie Wilton use video in their business to great effect.

Caroline James   There's never been a better time to yell "action" to your colleagues. But how do you avoid getting it badly wrong?

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Meet the Australian woman advising world leaders

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   She co-founded an investment bank and now she's taking New York.

'It exploded from day one'

Amanda Daley coaches those in the wellness industry on how to build profitable businesses.

Cara Waters   After her battle with illness Peta took a risk. Now she runs a million-dollar health business.

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How to survive the silly season

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   The day after Melbourne Cup is hideous. Don't let it ruin the run-up to Christmas.

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How to choose a real estate agent

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   What should you look for when you're selling or buying a property?

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How to run a business from home

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   Ignore rules that govern how enterprises should operate in a residential area at your peril.

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The ultimate revenge on customers


Kate Jones   If you could get back at your clients, would you? Now, there's a way to do just that.

So you want to be a freelancer?

Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain   Five steps to solopreneur success.

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Will you do love jobs?

Penny Lomas: Often asked to work for those close to her.

Kate Jones   Knowing how to respond when friends and family ask for a discount is an art form in small business.

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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