July 2013

Small business groups applaud Abbott’s red tape promises

7:41AM | Tuesday, 9 July 2013 | By Patrick Stafford The small business community has welcomed Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's announcement of a new policy on red tape, saying they would give every small business in the country a productivity gain.

THE NEWS WRAP: Aussie dollar could drop below US90 cents

7:22AM | Tuesday, 9 July 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas The Australian dollar could drop below US90 cents as early as this week, leading analysts say. Plus the Bendigo Bank is bullish on marginal loans and James Packer likens a second Sydney Casino to a TV rights deal.

Start-ups use social media to fly high in the travel industry

7:16PM | Monday, 8 July 2013 | By Rose Powell Wollongong will be hosting the first Australian Social Media Tourism Symposium this month, gathering together heads of tourism boards and destination managers to explore how to use social media to more effectively engage customers.

Local finance tech start-up space booming but must be trend aware

7:46PM | Monday, 8 July 2013 | By Rose Powell An upcoming meet-up of financial technologies start-ups in Sydney will provide an opportunity for start-up operators working in the space to come together and discuss the unique challenges of the large financial services industry.

Start-up launches a customer feedback service for the social media age

7:21PM | Monday, 8 July 2013 | By Rose Powell There are new opportunities for gathering customers and getting the most advice and insight out of them in today’s digital age, says the founder of InsiderFocus, an online focus group service launched today.

Co-working space for start-ups launched in Sydney’s iconic Redfern

7:05PM | Monday, 8 July 2013 | By Rose Powell A new co-working space has opened on Pitt Street in Redfern, one of Sydney’s most iconic and eclectic suburbs.

What to do when your staff steal from your business

7:18PM | Monday, 8 July 2013 | By Lachlan McKnight Do you suspect some of your staff could be stealing from your business? If so, here are your rights and responsibilities.

Five quick tips and mistakes to avoid with cloud accounting

7:10PM | Monday, 8 July 2013 | By Rose Powell With a new book, XERO for Dummies, out on the market, Heather Smith is a big believer in cloud accounting, especially for business owners who aren’t comfortable with their financial literacy.

THE NEWS WRAP: Coles looks to extend “approved” field agent program to convenience stores and liquor

7:21AM | Monday, 8 July 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Coles is examining the possibility of extending its proposed ‘licenced’ field agent plan. Plus the mining industry tells Kevin Rudd to cut “green tape” and Greece tries to secure its next bailout tranche.

How to turn your travel blog into a business

7:16PM | Friday, 5 July 2013 | By Rose Powell Travel bloggers turned business owners Caroline and Craig Makepeace have been announced as panellists at the upcoming Social Media Tourism Symposium in Wollongong this July.