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All about the nose: wine startup raises $2 million
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All about the nose: wine startup raises $2 million

The Wine Gallery has secured $2 million in funding to expand its wine and technology business.

  • by Cara Waters

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Rise of tap and go slugs bottom lines

Rise of tap and go slugs bottom lines

Small businesses are bearing the brunt of consumers' appetites for contactless payment.

  • by Cara Waters
Inside Deliveroo's dark kitchens, the food delivery fight's new front

Inside Deliveroo's dark kitchens, the food delivery fight's new front

Online delivery giants Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Foodora have had a major impact on both restaurants and consumers.

  • by Cara Waters
'Business as usual': 7-Eleven defends witness settlements

'Business as usual': 7-Eleven defends witness settlements

The convenience chain settled with key witnesses a day before they were contacted by the Senate inquiry into franchising.

  • by Cara Waters
'They will be like headless chooks': 7-Eleven to face inquiry over bribery claims
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'They will be like headless chooks': 7-Eleven to face inquiry over bribery claims

The convenience store giant will have to respond to allegations 7-Eleven bought witnesses.

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'We could have done better' - Retail Food Group admits mistakes

'We could have done better' - Retail Food Group admits mistakes

Embattled company put onus on franchisees to do their due diligence.

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Atlassian co-founder funds gender equity startup's US expansion
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Atlassian co-founder funds gender equity startup's US expansion

WORK180 has raised another $1 million from investors including Scott Farquhar to fund its expansion to the United States.

  • by Cara Waters
Xero to hero: Accounting platform finds its feet as Rod Drury steps back

Xero to hero: Accounting platform finds its feet as Rod Drury steps back

Founder Rod Drury has stepped back to ensure a smooth succession for chief executive Steve Vamos.

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Mark Manson: How not to get hung up about your business

Mark Manson: How not to get hung up about your business

The author of the bestselling book 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F-ck' has some advice for business owners.

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Biggest change since GST: Electronic payroll system sparks concerns

Biggest change since GST: Electronic payroll system sparks concerns

Businesses are scrambling to digitise their wage systems as the Tax Office rolls out Single Touch Payroll.

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Independent contractors a 'major issue' for Fair Work Ombudsman

Independent contractors a 'major issue' for Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman has dropped its case against Foodora but ombudsman continues to look at issue regularly.

  • by Cara Waters