Changes should be made to the patents system to improve access to technologies while protecting patent holders’ rights, according to the Productivity Commission.
Businesses have been put on notice after the competition watchdog warned it will be cracking down on fake product reviews and online voucher rip-offs in the new year.
Businesses are being urged to ramp up their security measures in the lead-up to Christmas and over the holiday break, on the back of a report highlighting the extent of Christmas theft in 2012.
When it comes to the law, ignorance is no excuse – and neither is being time-poor. No matter how busy you might be, here are the essential legal points you must look into. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Bill Shorten and the Fair Work Ombudsman are warning employers about shortchanging employees on holiday pay rates.
Are you looking to set up your first board of directors? There are eight key factors you need to look out for. BY JAMES BECK and GEOFFREY KIEL.
Insolvency experts predict many businesses might hang on through Christmas but could struggle in the new year.
The festive season is nearly here. However, from the taxman to the annual Christmas party, there are five potential traps that you need to look out for. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
The royal prank call that went tragically wrong has sparked a worldwide social media storm, with radio network Austereo suspending all advertising on 2Day FM.
Did you know that the courts will treat everything that happens during your Christmas Party as if it happened in your office on Monday morning? If not, you need to prepare.
The third bi-annual SME Direction survey, sponsored by WHK Group & Crowe Horwath, reveals 57.3% of SMEs would vote for the Coalition if the poll was held now, compared to 11.2% for Labor.
Despite the best intentions, many marriages don’t last “until death do us part”. However, the end of your marriage need not mean the end of your business. BY GREG HAYES.
The Opposition has accused the Federal Government of breaking “yet another promise” by failing to remedy the issue of home-based business owners’ personal addresses appearing on the National Business Names Register.
COSBOA has fought back against claims made by its former chairman, Ken Phillips, that the organisation is controlled by tobacco companies.
Start-ups planning to offer gift cards this Christmas have been urged to include all the necessary information, after the NSW fair trading minister issued a warning to consumers over misrepresentation.
Earlier today, Taskmaster Enterprises received an email purportedly coming from one of the big four banks. For good reason, Old Taskmaster was wary.
The start of summer is upon us. At this time of year, carrying out this simple task could save your business – and your life.
The Australian Bankers Association is under pressure to adopt a small business banking code of conduct or face new regulations.
A recruitment expert has warned start-ups to tread carefully with regard to casual staff, after a survey revealed more than a third of employers have increased their use of temporary workers over the past 12 months.
Customers don’t care how bad your day has been; what they care about is good service.