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The US ‘incubator’ craze comes to the rescue of Australian start-ups, super hero style

Leading Australian business strategist, commentator and author Kerwin Rae believes the ‘incubator’ craze gathering momentum in Australia could stem the flow of local talent leaving our shores. Meanwhile, the federal government is becoming increasingly aware that they must do something or we face economic collapse within our economy as SMEs make up such a huge portion of GDP. If SMEs fail, we fail.

Australia's carbon tax is weeks away. Two in five SMEs are still in the...

Software provider MYOB has released several recent findings on SME dissatisfaction with the Government, but here's one that has particular resonance. Nearly half of all Australian small-to-medium business operators say they don't understand the full implications of the government's new carbon tax on their business. Of the 1,043 SMEs surveyed, 42% admitted that they did not understand the significance of the carbon tax well enough. Overall, 54% of respondents claimed they did understand the implications (17% 'very well' and 37% 'quite well'), while the remaining 4% didn't know.

Gen Y beating boomers in the revenue stakes, MYOB Business Monitor reveals

Gen Yers may be the only group within Australia’s small-to-medium operators to take heart from the latest MYOD Business Monitor. Despite an eye-watering eight-year low amongst SMEs’ economic confidence, Gen Y business operators were most likely to see positive revenue results over the last year.

Google: Businesses lagging behind mobile consumers

The good people at Google recently released research offering insight into how Aussies use and abuse their smartphones. It's not a huge surprise that the research found that smartphones have become the technology du jour for most Australians. But have businesses stepped up to the plate?

Near-record SME dissatisfaction with government, according to MYOB report

If the latest MYOB Business Monitor is anything to go by, the Federal Government shouldn’t be basking in the warm glow of a job well done post-Federal Budget. Before state governments go getting their smug on, the MYOB report showed SMEs perceived their performance in an equally dismal light.

Small businesses that use Facebook and Twitter enjoy higher online revenues, survey finds

Australian small businesses that use social media as part of their online business strategy are more likely to achieve greater revenue returns from their websites than those that don't, according to a new research report launched by Melbourne IT. The results also found mobile applications on the rise and confusion around cloud computing.

Customers are like toddlers: 6 training tips to get them paying on time

Small businesses need to start treating their customers like toddlers and train them to pay on time. Carl Taylor looks at six methods of getting your customers to pay up.

Change2 (SMART 100)

In 2008: the recognition of the reality of climate change by society, governments and forward-thinking businesses. For business, staff engagement and behavioural change are fundamental to the success of a large-scale change. Organisations have a need for sustainability education that can be delivered in a practical format, actively engaging the learner and encouraging behavioural and cultural change. Change2 is an off-the-shelf, scalable online solution, delivering interactive sustainability modules which can be accessed by all staff. It encourages further discussion and communication of sustainability practices within organisations and is supplied with online tools to facilitate ongoing behaviour change.

Public feedback sought for proposed Federal R&D Tax Concession changes

As part of the Federal Government’s dramatic overhaul of its commercialisation program, now called Commercialisation Australia, the R&D Tax Concession will replace the R&D Tax Credit from 1 July, 2010.

Public feedback sought for proposed Federal R&D Tax Concession changes

As part of the Federal Government’s dramatic overhaul of its commercialisation program, now called Commercialisation Australia, the R&D Tax Concession will replace the R&D Tax Credit from 1 July, 2010.

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How to build a retail empire with James Webber [FREE REPORT]

Starting any new business is hard, but starting an online retail business is particularly hard. You see, this is one industry that combines technology, logistics and, of course, marketing – it’s a juggling act. To help us crack this hard nut, we sought the wisdom James Webber, CEO at Bookworld.

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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...

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