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LawPath ‘the Xero of legal’ has raised $1.3 million from a bunch of interesting...

LawPath ‘the Xero of legal’ has raised $1.3 million from investors who have previously spotted hot Aussie tech start-ups Canva, Temple & Webster, Ansarada.

It’s all likes and smileys until you break the law: 4 ways social media...

SME owners often complain that business law exists to make their lives harder and feel no different about social media law. Is that actually the case?

Does your app need a custom end user licence agreement on the iStore?

If your app is accepted by the iStore, the default terms and conditions are applied to your app. That is, unless you provide your own customised version. Why would you need to do that? There are a few good reasons, plus, you're going to learn a new acronym - EULA.

Sick of expenses? Outsourcing is the magic pill for you to swallow

Only a few actually realise how small businesses can have a piece of this pie... a sweet one at that! In fact, most businesses are just starting to realise how lucrative this strategy can be, especially if you are low on capital and limited in resources. The truth is that despite the ever-looming potential setbacks, outsourcing will work wonders for any businesses, regardless of its nature and size, only and only if well managed.

Trade mark today to avoid legal issues tomorrow

So you’ve got a great idea for a business, a new product, a fashion label or even the next big craze. It’s all planned out – the business model, name and branding, website, marketing and even the premises. But there is one thing that you’ve left out – your trade mark. Tony Eades explains the necessity to trademark your brand to protect your business.

A quarter of Aussie SMEs ill-prepared for Government's Fair Work changes

A recent study revealed that one in four Australian SMEs were either inadequately prepared or not well informed about the Federal Government's new Fair Work industrial relations laws.

A quarter of Aussie SMEs ill-prepared for Government’s Fair Work changes

A recent study revealed that one in four Australian SMEs were either inadequately prepared or not well informed about the Federal Government's new Fair Work industrial relations laws.

Could the iPad revolutionise coffee-shop meetings?

Sure. We've heard how the iPad will soon become a popular device for watching videos, reading online newspapers and downloading books online. But one really useful use of the iPad that has barely been talked about is its potential function as a presentation and meeting tool.

CAPITAL RAISING CONFERENCE 2010

Are you seeking venture capital? Do you have what it takes to raise private equity? Are you familiar with the value of angel finance? The CAPITAL RAISING CONFERENCE 2010 is for entrepreneurs, innovators and business builders wanting to learn and acquire skills and tools for raising capital.

Victorian government adopts Creative Commons as its default information licensing system

In a first move by an Australian government, the Victorian parliament has adopted Creative Commons (CC) licensing as its default licensing system for access to public sector information (PSI).

The proposed Australian R&D tax reforms… Do they walk the talk?

Inconsistency is what most influences an organisation's decision to invest in R&D and the extent of its R&D investment. This is because a company cannot budget and minimise risk if it does now know the extent to which it is likely to be eligible for a tax concession. The proposed reforms to the R&D tax concession not only conflict with their stated purpose but offer no consistency to organisations already engaged in the complex task of commercialising innovation... whether novel or risky.

The proposed Australian R&D tax reforms… Do they walk the talk?

Inconsistency is what most influences an organisation's decision to invest in R&D and the extent of its R&D investment. This is because a company cannot budget and minimise risk if it does now know the extent to which it is likely to be eligible for a tax concession. The proposed reforms to the R&D tax concession not only conflict with their stated purpose but offer no consistency to organisations already engaged in the complex task of commercialising innovation... whether novel or risky.

How Eugene became a porn king in Japan

Eugene Lin wanted to be rich. So, he decided to invent an iPhone application. With nothing but an accelerometer, two dozen naked women, and the nation of Japan, Eugene surprisingly found himself with a ripper story to tell (in under five minutes).

The 10 Dumbest Business Moments for 2009. It's time to vote!

Two weeks ago, we asked our readers to help us assemble our annual Dumb Report, a selection of Australian goofs, gaffs and groaners from...

The 10 Dumbest Business Moments for 2009. It’s time to vote!

Two weeks ago, we asked our readers to help us assemble our annual Dumb Report, a selection of Australian goofs, gaffs and groaners from...

Who are the 100 most influential business people in Australia? No one I'd rate.

It's probably the many hours I've spent over the past week researching (and rabble rousing) in aid of our annual Dumb Report, but I couldn't help reading Fairfax's Top 100 Most Influential People with more than the usual requisite amount of cynicism.

Who are the 100 most influential business people in Australia? No one I’d rate.

It's probably the many hours I've spent over the past week researching (and rabble rousing) in aid of our annual Dumb Report, but I couldn't help reading Fairfax's Top 100 Most Influential People with more than the usual requisite amount of cynicism.

Can you keep a secret? Protecting your intellectual property from pirates

Brands such as Coca Cola are worth hundreds of millions of dollars and rely on secrecy to protect their secret formulae. Rumour has it that only four people know the formula for Coca Cola. It is also alleged that only four people know the secret to the finger licking good taste of Kentucky Fried Chicken. If companies like Coca Cola and Kentucky Fried Chicken can rely on secrecy, is that enough?

Jeremy Levitt, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

Jeremy Levitt once had a promising career at the international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson. For him, entrepreneurship was just a pipe dream, and it wasn't until the moment he finally shook off the guilt associated with leaving the law firm that the dream had become reality.

Untangling the Red Tape – Standard Business Reporting starts July 2010

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.

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