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The tale of two Christmas deliveries that went wrong, and what happened next

It's a busy time of year. But, if you're a retailer and happily enjoy the boom of Christmas sales, ensure you're delivering on, well, delivery. This is the tale of two Christmas deliveries that went wrong.

The 6-step guide to SME success this silly season

The weeks leading up to Christmas may be demanding for shoppers, but they’re even more so for business owners and their staff. Now is the perfect time to plan for this busy period to increase the likelihood of a successful and happy selling season.

What Australian retailers can do to overcome the Thanksgiving threat

Christmas is more than a month away but time might be running out for Australian retailers. That is the message from Responsys, a global marketing...

Why retailers just can’t wait for Christmas!

The retail sector's sales expectations index is 12 points above the national average. This result comes off the back of a June quarter that was stronger than expected. Basically, if the rest of the country is smiling, the retailers are smiling 12 inches wider!

Forget partridges and pear trees. Here are the 12 things business builders need to...

Forget the 12 Days of Christmas… Before you stick a partridge in a pear tree, here are the top things you need to get sorted before year’s end.

Ever IM’ed a friend who was sitting in the same room? Survey reveals what...

A clear majority of Australians today value their laptops more than their TVs, according to a survey commissioned by Intel. With all the talk of the internet becoming a fourth utility in households, that finding may not surprise. But just how internet dependent are we? According to the same survey, a lot of us are now OK chatting online or Facebooking with someone within earshot.

A Blue Christmas for retailers, says Talking Business economist

Talking Business is a podcast review of the Australian economy, presented by seasoned business journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker, produced in association with the RMIT College of Business. In this podcast, RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson talks about retail and current account figures and explains why shopping figures are down for the Christmas season. He also gives his forecast on the resolution of Europe's economic mess following the bailout of Ireland.




New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...