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'We need people to die': funeral businesses worry about slowdown in deaths

'We need people to die': funeral businesses worry about slowdown in deaths

Funeral operators say they've faced a quiet year so far - but the ageing population could boost business.

  • by Emma Koehn

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David Koch under fire for #socialsuicide post
David Koch

David Koch under fire for #socialsuicide post

Website Kochie's Business Builders has deleted a post comparing social media mishaps to suicide.

  • by Cara Waters
Making your business plastic-free
Plastic

Making your business plastic-free

More and more businesses around the country are doing their bit for a greener future.

  • by Christine D'Mello
The last straw: plastic is out and green is in
Plastic

The last straw: plastic is out and green is in

Demand for plastic straws is drying up as customers look to environmentally friendly alternatives.

  • by Kate Jones
Small businesses are feeling the pain on energy
Opinion
Opinion

Small businesses are feeling the pain on energy

Small businesses pay more per unit of energy and consume it at higher levels than residential consumers.

  • by Kate Carnell
Email sacking of bullying worker 'unnecessarily callous'
Industrial relations

Email sacking of bullying worker 'unnecessarily callous'

Isabel McLennan was trying to be kind when she dismissed her employee over email but Fair Work found otherwise.

  • by Cara Waters
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Almost $5000 now the typical social spend for an SME
Social media

Almost $5000 now the typical social spend for an SME

Social media use by small businesses has hit record levels but they're not all doing it well.

  • by Cara Waters
'Companies want people with a specific skill set': The future is specialisation
Small business

'Companies want people with a specific skill set': The future is specialisation

These small businesses have discovered that targeting a niche is the way to go.

  • by Louis White
Do you really need to be here? It's time for meeting ruthlessness
Opinion
Opinion

Do you really need to be here? It's time for meeting ruthlessness

How many projects die a death of a thousand reviews overseen by a thousand cooks?

  • by Tony Featherstone
The little telco taking on Optus
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Telecommunications

The little telco taking on Optus

TeleChoice has come back from the brink twice and now founder Ehab Abdou is claiming $100 million in damages from Optus.

  • by Cara Waters
This man has just slashed $80,000 in business costs
Analysis
Analysis

This man has just slashed $80,000 in business costs

Smart tips for cost cutting from a business owner who's just saved himself a packet.

  • by Alexandra Cain