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A Sydney-based startup that’s raised close to $1 million in funds wants to make it easier for Aussie entrepreneurs to harness the Ideas Boom by reducing the amount of necessary paperwork to start a business.
Employing 70 per cent of Australia’s labour force, it cannot be overstated how important it is to keep a finger on the pulse of...
Remember when your parents said, “Money doesn't grow on trees” or “A penny saved is a penny earned”? Employees and business owners need to re-visit these old truisms. Carelessness, complacency and failing to ask the right questions of staff and customers has resulted in Australian companies paying dearly in both time and money, according to Catherine DeVrye.
“The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.” –– Former US Democratic Senator from Minnesota, Eugene McCarthy.
The tangle of red tape is shortly about to be made much simpler and more seamless as a result of an initiative led by the Australian Treasury called 'Standard Business Reporting', which will be available from 1 July, 2010.
Sitting there, the phone resting in the nook of my shoulder as the optimistic soundtrack of globalisation lolled along, I recalled that quintessential scene from the brilliant BBC series, Yes Minister, where the Right Honorable James Hacker MP, Minister for Administrative Affairs, is informed by his Private Secretary, Bernard, of a brand new hospital with 500 non-medical staff and no patients. A bureaucrat's idea of perfection.