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According to the latest research commissioned by HR and recruitment specialists, Randstad, more than half of Australian workers don’t think they have the digital skills to guarantee future employability.

LinkedIn has revealed Australia’s most overused words on LinkedIn profiles to avoid this year. Aussies are using buzzwords such as specialised, passionate or strategic in an attempt to highlight their expertise

New research by Cisco has revealed that despite SMBs understanding the benefits and need for digitisation in their business, the cost of implementing the technology is still proving to be too much of a barrier for many

The UK’s Department for International Trade, through its Global Entrepreneur Programme, is looking for the best and brightest Australian and New Zealand early-stage companies to participate in the Startup Games

Australian Business Number registrations grew exponentially last year, likely due to the rise in sharing economy services such as Foodora, Deliveroo, Airtasker and Uber

In direct partnership with Paypal Here Australia, No Yelling released the market-first application to receive cashless payments and track lesson credits.

Employers be warned: January 27 is shaping up to be 2017’s perfect storm for the biggest single day ‘to chuck a sickie’; contributing a large chunk to Australia’s annual payroll and lost productivity cost of $32.5 billion.

DriveMyCar, Australia’s largest peer-to-peer car rental platform, has just added a range of luxury models to its fleet through a partnership with Trivett,

The latest Sage research highlights that nearly half of Aussie small biz do not feel adequately represented by politicians in the country’s decision making

SMB confidence is now sitting at its highest level since March 2010, following an eight point rise according to the latest Sensis Business Index survey

Jobs for NSW is backing fintech start-up accelerator H2 Ventures, with a loan guarantee of $2 million to enable the company to access a $4 million loan by Investec Australia Limited.

New research by IBISWorld suggests that 2017 is likely to be characterised by growth in Road and Bridge Construction, Sugar Manufacturing, Oil and Gas Extraction, Data Storage and Child Care Services.

Epic Catch focuses on bringing two people together over an activity that they both find appealing. This takes away a lot of the pressure often associated with online dating or joining a larger, established group.

The Access Economy is thriving in Australia because people care more about convenience and lower cost options than they do about owning possessions outright. Sharing or just paying for access doesn't mean missing out.

Close to half of Aussie small businesses surveyed (49 per cent) indicated they were ‘very’ or ‘extremely confident’ of growth in the next 12 months, however nearly one in three had a neutral outlook — believing their business will remain stagnant.

Gen Z rank starting a social media-based business as the best pathway to success, followed by networking or launching a start-up, according to the second chapter of NAB’s whitepaper, Rethink Success.

Australia is well-placed to capitalise on the strong growth seen in its fledgling startup sector, but some significant barriers remain to enjoying a truly world class startup ecosystem according to StartupAUS.

The SME Index survey found the top three business goals for SMEs in 2017 are enhancing products and services, hiring new staff and improving accounting systems.

Executive Chairman of the National Online Retailers Association, Paul Greenberg, said businesses should consider upgrading their online presence in time for Christmas to take advantage of the increasing number of digital savvy shoppers.

The Xero Small Spark survey canvassed the opinions of more than 340 small business owners across Australia and New Zealand to identify the key factors driving people to go out on their own.

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