Economic news has been largely doom and gloom over the past few years, but there are five reasons the Australian economy is moving toward happier days.
The Australian sharemarket had its worst day in two months yesterday amid renewed concerns over the eurozone debt crisis.
Retail rents are expected to remain stable in 2012, according to Colliers International, despite store closures by major retailers including Dick Smith, Billabong and Specialty Fashion.
The Australian sharemarket dipped below the 4,000 point mark and Wall Street slumped by 6% amid fears of an economic downturn, with some of Australia's richest entrepreneurs seeing their wealth shrink.
Shoe store chain The Athlete’s Foot has topped another Roy Morgan survey of customer satisfaction, with customer service and product knowledge proving to be more important than price.
We have asked a range of sales and marketing experts and entrepreneurs to help solve some common problems that may still be confronting business owners.