September 2013

Soloists rejoice as ATO, Fair Work told to lay off independent contractors

9:55PM | Monday, 23 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford The business community has enthusiastically welcomed the news that Small Business Minister Bruce Billson has issued a warning to the Australian Tax Office to go easy on independent contractors and the self-employed.

THE NEWS WRAP: Not a good year: Cuts coming to flat Australian tyre retailer

9:36AM | Monday, 23 September 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Auto giant Goodyear has announced cuts to its Australian operations. Plus the Australian IPO market is picking up with $13 billion worth of floats, and there’s more bad news for embattled smartphone maker BlackBerry.

Totally blew it: Adelaide start-up scene gathering to celebrate its failures

9:00AM | Monday, 23 September 2013 | By Rose Powell The Adelaide start-up scene is ready to fight the idea that Australian start-up founders only get one shot at success, and that failure will derail your career, with entrepreneurial heavyweights set to speak about their biggest disasters.

Five ways to work on, not in, your business

9:49PM | Friday, 20 September 2013 | By Melinda Oliver There are many benefits of taking time to work on, not in, your business – both in terms of developing the growth potential of the company and also personal wellbeing and satisfaction.

Start-ups and small businesses battling BAS burden and calling for Coalition to take action

9:24PM | Friday, 20 September 2013 | By Rose Powell Start-up and small business owners are calling on the freshly sworn-in Coalition government to make good on their promises to ease the burden of regulation and compliance.

How to restructure your business plan to generate better cashflow

9:09PM | Friday, 20 September 2013 | By Rose Powell Spring is the perfect opportunity to set aside the time to re-investigate your business and create new goals and priorities, according to St George Bank’s general manager of business banking Phillip Godkin.

How tragedy inspired the NSW Young Entrepreneur of the Year

9:55PM | Friday, 20 September 2013 | By Rose Powell When Franziska Iseli-Hall’s father died five years ago, she realised she was deeply unhappy with her life and decided to quit the corporate world and launch her own business.

Best of the web reads: When work becomes a game

9:41AM | Friday, 20 September 2013 | By Gavin Lower Elements of what’s known as ‘gamification’ are creeping into work practices to incentivise staff and measure their productivity.

Artesian Venture Partners launches $100 million “Fund of Funds” to empower 1,000 start-ups

9:01AM | Friday, 20 September 2013 | By Rose Powell Venture capital firm Artesian Venture Partners has announced a new $100 million fund that will invest in established ESVCLP funds.

THE NEWS WRAP: Billabong embraces rival consortium, walks away from Altamont

9:25AM | Friday, 20 September 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Billabong walks away from a $325 million refinancing deal from Altamont, accepting a bid from a rival consortium. Plus the US Federal Reserve causes an Aussie dollar surge and Stephen Elop’s $US25.5 million golden parachute from Nokia.