The first Australian equity crowdfunding licences have been issued

Seven Australian equity crowdfunding platforms, including Birchal, OnMarket and Equitise, have received Australian Financial Services licences for crowd-sourced funding services, opening the door to a new form of funding for startups and businesses locally. At the end of 2017, a number of equity crowdfunding businesses had applied with hopes of locking down a financial services license to […]

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Satya Nadella on building success: “It’s the batting average that counts”

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella admits the company was “perhaps a little late” to face one of the most disruptive technological shifts of this era, but says it has secured success anyway. In a sit-down interview with Bloomberg Businesweek in December, Nadella reflected that Microsoft was a high-margin business dealing with data centre software, but […]

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Lorna Jane vindicated after two-year, $570,000 bullying case: Lessons for your social media policy

Legal experts are urging businesses to train their staff in up-to-date social media policies this year, after activewear brand Lorna Jane won a two-year legal battle in November against a former employee who claimed the company was responsible for the psychiatric impacts of bullying at work. Former Brisbane store manager Amy Robinson filed a legal […]

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Former RM Williams chief Hamish Turner to join Queensland Creative Enterprise startup incubator

The former chief executive and managing director of iconic Australian footwear brand RM Williams has joined the Queensland University of Technology’s Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) startup hub, where he hopes to help fill the gaps for young entrepreneurs breaking into the creative tech and fashion space. Hamish Turner headed up RM Williams as its managing […]

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Former RM Williams chief Hamish Turner to join Queensland Creative Enterprise startup incubator

The former chief executive and managing director of iconic Australian footwear brand RM Williams has joined the Queensland University of Technology’s Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) startup hub, where he hopes to help fill the gaps for young entrepreneurs breaking into the creative tech and fashion space. Hamish Turner headed up RM Williams as its managing […]

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How to protect your retail staff in the face of Christmas abuse

It’s that dreaded moment on the shop floor every summer retail worker can relate to. One moment you’re humming along to Michael Buble’s Christmas album, the next you’re confronted with a foul-mouthed tirade from an irate customer. Now the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association is fighting back, with a new national advertising campaign urging customers […]

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Small businesses warned to stay vigilant after cunning email scam costs Queensland law firms “millions”

Professional services firms are being urged to train their staff on email security procedures after two Queensland law firms have reportedly lost “millions” to hackers in a complex scheme tricking them into paying funds to scammers. The Brisbane Times reports the Queensland Law Society has issued a warning to firms in the region after at […]

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