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Emma is Fairfax Media's small business reporter based in Melbourne.

'No excuses': PM unveils payment times plan for small business

'No excuses': PM unveils payment times plan for small business

PM Scott Morrison will make big business own up to how quickly they pay smaller operators.

  • by Emma Koehn

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Former RFG boss Alford claims forced appearance unconstitutional

Former RFG boss Alford claims forced appearance unconstitutional

The legal team for former Retail Food Group head Tony Alford has argued it would be unconstitutional for a parliamentary inquiry to force him to attend a hearing. 

  • by Emma Koehn
Packaging tycoon Geminder family makes takeover bid for The Reject Shop

Packaging tycoon Geminder family makes takeover bid for The Reject Shop

The billionaire Geminder family has lobbed a $78 million takeover bid for The Reject Shop, warning the ASX-listed discount chain's profitability was at risk of collapse under current ownership. 

  • by Patrick Hatch & Emma Koehn
Extra study and ethics training to be imposed on financial advisers

Extra study and ethics training to be imposed on financial advisers

Claims financial professionals could exit system over education standards.

  • by Emma Koehn
'Heartbreaking': Parcel delivery costs hitting hard this Christmas

'Heartbreaking': Parcel delivery costs hitting hard this Christmas

Business owners are being forced to compete with the free shipping promises of bigger players.

  • by Emma Koehn
Virtual reality gets real: Australian start-ups go beyond gimmicks

Virtual reality gets real: Australian start-ups go beyond gimmicks

From the healthcare sector to ballet, virtual and augmented reality is entering the real world.

  • by Emma Koehn
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'Not rocket science': Andrew Banks goes back to basics when evaluating businesses

'Not rocket science': Andrew Banks goes back to basics when evaluating businesses

The investor is looking for well-explained pitches and curious founders.

  • by Emma Koehn
'Very concerned': Startups threaten to go offshore over R&D changes

'Very concerned': Startups threaten to go offshore over R&D changes

Startups, accountants and treasury have been fighting it out over research incentives.

  • by Emma Koehn
'Sneakier and sneakier': Fake invoice losses hit $4 million

'Sneakier and sneakier': Fake invoice losses hit $4 million

Popular brands and accounting firms are being impersonated as losses add up.

  • by Emma Koehn
Big banks welcome government competition for small end of town

Big banks welcome government competition for small end of town

A new $2 billion policy push to help small businesses get loans has been well received.

  • by Emma Koehn
Move over millennials: Here comes the older coworking class

Move over millennials: Here comes the older coworking class

The number of workers aged 60+ in coworking offices is on the up.

  • by Emma Koehn