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Expert360 secures a $13 million Series B round to shake up the consulting industry

The Series B investment will enable Expert360 to carve out a bigger slice of the $600B global consulting industry by offering a host of new features and functionality for both clients and consultants, as well as continued international expansion.

This start-up is unlocking effortless income for home owners and property investors

MadeComfy is a short term property management specialist committed to providing property owners with the highest quality, hassle-free, hosting service in the market. It makes hosting effortless whilst property owners earn the rental income

Which part of the hiring process still needs to catch up with the rest...

Few would argue against the idea that the design of relevant, valid and reliable pre-employment assessments should be undertaken by specialists who understand the make-up of key psychological constructs that drive a candidate’s suitability for a specific job or organisation, such as personality traits, drivers, cognitive abilities, and so on.

This new start-up is here to bring Australia’s two million career mums back to...

Start-up FlexCareers, a fast-growing network connecting career mums with progressive employers offering flexible work, has formally launched out of beta

Enough is enough: How to keep our politicians’ travel spend under control like businesses...

During the last few weeks we’ve seen the government go through what is most likely the worst politician travel scandal in the history of Australia. here is a list of five tools that could have prevented it.

Aussie consumers are shopping conservatively and dodging debt according to latest growth statistics

The latest data shows that consumer discretionary spending has slowed to near molasses momentum. The Commonwealth Bank’s latest Business Sales Indicator (BSI) rose by 0.3 per...

Over a third of Aussie voters in LinkedIn. More power to the network

LinkedIn or bust? That might explain the view of many Australians as get in on the world’s largest professional networking group at a furious...

Will the real Australian entrepreneur please stand up?

Commonwealth Bank, armed with the insights of a psychologist and entrepreneurs themselves, embarked on a quest to identify the real Australian entrepreneur. Now it believes it might have decoded the Aussie entrepreneur’s DNA.

Is this a Christmas downer or what? How much will you be spending this...

Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s survey suggests Aussies will spend less than $1,000 each in the holidays, and, overall, the nation will fork out $16.2 billion, far less than a similar forecast last year of over $25 billion.

Bank creates a secure digital safety locker in the cloud!

A Commonwealth Bank survey came up with an interesting number – 2.2 hours. This is the average time each Australian spent in searching for receipts and supporting documentation for their tax returns. The number adds up to a huge 1,800 “lost” years for the nation.

Do you need big buying power for your small business? (Here’s how, now!)

A small-to-medium sized business can rapidly spend a fortune on supplies like stationary, pens, toner and ink cartridges, staples, shipping boxes, and fuel for its fleet. Now, there’s a new buying group poised to help any of Australia’s more-than two million SMEs source supplies. Founded late last year, SME Savings has already enlisted over 400 members and aims to offer big business buying power to your small or medium sized enterprise.

Founders of work-at-your-leisure job site ready to take on Silicon Valley

It might have been inspired by the Founder's quest to find part-time or freelance work to suit their unique needs. Or, it might be a broader thing, given our changing society. Regardless, HireMeUp got it right, and now they're heading to Silicon Valley.

New Facebook game celebrates Commonwealth Bank’s centenary

The Commonwealth Bank hopes to impress Facebookers with new game The Time Vault. The two-week initiative includes ten prizes of $2,000. The Time Vault has its very own tab on the Bank’s Facebook page. Due to launch November 21, each day for ten business days a question will be asked relating to a decade of the Commonwealth Bank’s 100-year history.

The ballooning pay packages of Australia’s CEOs (or, ‘Ralph Norris, can you spare a...

Finding yourself stretched thin to pay the staff wages this month? We offer a quick (and thoroughly outlandish) solution: Ring up Commonwealth Bank CEO Ralph Norris and convince him to hand over a small fraction of his annual pay. How about just an hour's worth, Ralph? Sure, the banking mogul says, here you go: $1,844.

The future of print media? Augmented-reality newspaper ad jumps off the page [VIDEO]

Who says print is dead? Commonwealth Bank tapped the talents of Sydney computer graphics company Explore Engage and put out a newspaper ad that jumps off the page. All you need is a smartphone camera loaded with a reader app.

Australian women less confident in the economy than men. Could this hurt spending?

According to Michael Blythe, Commonwealth Bank Chief Economist, “The divergence between retail and non-retail spending trends, where women and men’s spending dominate respectively, correlates with the divide in gender sentiment. Department store sales, for example, where women are responsible for 59% of spending, is soft. And this softness is linked to the less positive sentiment of female consumers.”

What was the biggest PR disaster for 2010? Was it the ‘dog sex’ scandal,...

The Canberra Raiders’ ‘dog sex’ scandal, the Commonwealth Bank’s premium interest rate hike and the David Jones sexual assault case were just some of the diverse incidents to make the year’s definitive list of PR gaffes. Celebrities Stephanie Rice, Matthew Newton and Lara Bingle also hit the headlines for the wrong reasons in 2010.

Is Joe Hockey on a winner with his plans to control the banks?

Commonwealth Bank raises its mortgage rate on top of the RBA’s interest rate hike. Meanwhile the inflation index for Australia is picking up. And Joe Hockey appears to be on a winner with his plans to control the banks: he and the Government are now in a game of one upmanship to bring the banks into line. Leon and Garry discuss all these headlines and more in this news podcast.

How to make $6 billion and still be bankrupt [I’m talking about the CBA]

The CBA is making a profit and yielding a handsome return on investors' funds, despite not having enough liquid assets to cover its own debt. How can this be? The answer lies in the Balance Sheet – understand it, and in the event of a downturn, you and your business will withstand the worst.

How to make $6 billion and still be bankrupt [I'm talking about the CBA]

The CBA is making a profit and yielding a handsome return on investors' funds, despite not having enough liquid assets to cover its own debt. How can this be? The answer lies in the Balance Sheet – understand it, and in the event of a downturn, you and your business will withstand the worst.

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