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Collaboration can add $46 billion to the Australian economy: Report

7:06PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 |  Improved workforce collaboration could add $46 billion to Australia’s national economy, according to a new report from Deloitte commissioned by Google Australia.

Act when your rivals cut back on marketing

10:42PM | Thursday, 13 October 2011 |  Start-ups are often tempted to keep marketing costs to a minimum, but increasing or holding marketing spending when your rivals cut back can help you seize market share from them.

Government offers $13.6 million to establish NBN-inspired Digital Hubs

1:16PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 |  More than $13 million has been set aside for the Federal Government’s Digital Hubs program, designed to highlight the opportunities presented by the National Broadband Network.

Retailers gloomy over first quarter prospects: Report

1:48PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 |  Retailers remain pessimistic about their performance in the first quarter, according to a Dun & Bradstreet report, with expectations down 26 points compared with the same period in 2011.

Vic Govt pledges $2.3m for TV and games projects

12:55AM | Friday, 23 December 2011 |  The Victorian Government has set aside $2.3 million to support 18 projects across the state’s film, television and games sectors, expected to lead to a total expenditure of almost $30 million.

Start-up report prompts calls for immigration overhaul in US

12:40PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 |  Almost half of 50 venture-backed companies in the United States were founded or co-founded by immigrants, a study shows, prompting calls for an overhaul of the country’s immigration laws.

Businesses hail interest rate cut as an “early Christmas present”

12:14PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 |  Industry groups have applauded the Reserve Bank’s decision to lower the cash rate to 4.25%, as the European debt crisis continues to impact on the Australian economy.

One in three SMEs expecting Christmas sales dip: Report

12:00AM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 |  Nearly a third of small businesses are expecting a worse Christmas trading period than last year, with conditions “historically weak” for retailers, according to a new report.

Industry groups cast doubt on Labor’s surplus pledge

11:00PM | Tuesday, 29 November 2011 |  Industry groups have thrown their support behind the Federal Government’s renewed promise to return the budget to surplus, but have raised doubts over the measures it will use to achieve this.

Business lobbyists call for Fair Work laws review

11:19PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 |  Business groups have called for an independent review of Australia’s Fair Work laws, preferably conducted by the Productivity Commission.
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