Small Business

Can Click Frenzy avoid another meltdown?

Click Frenzy’s massive online sale is about to kick off. HORDES of shoppers are getting their credit cards ready for Australia’s biggest online shopping event, Click Frenzy. In the hopes of nabbing a television for $25, an Xbox for $3.50 or a PlayStation for $4, bargain hunters are preparing for …

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Wicked Travel goes bust owing $1.5m

Wicked Travel promised ‘the trip of a lifetime’, but it’s gone bust leaving backpackers out of pocket. A TRAVEL agency known for its aggressive sales techniques has gone bust, leaving holiday-makers thousands of dollars out of pocket. Wicked Travel has been placed into administration, owing about $1.5 million to suppliers, …

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Rise and rise of Campos Coffee

Campos Coffee demonstrates its commitment to good. Will Young never meant to grow Campos Coffee into a big business. Picture: News Corp Australia CAMPOS Coffee founder Will Young opened his first cafe in 1997, and he picked the spot right across the road from where Starbucks would open its first …

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Why you should come into work late

Night owls are not very productive in the first few hours of a morning shift, a new study has found. DO YOU ever get frustrated with your colleagues for showing up to work late, or just not being on the ball? Well, it might not be their fault. And your …

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Bold idea will help women choose clothes

WOULD you let a robot tell you what to wear? Antonia Bolla thinks you will, and has won financial backing to make it happen. In the not-too-distant future, the fashion-mad entrepreneur predicts, busy career women will rely on artificial intelligence to update their wardrobes. Smart phones will alert them to …

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Restaurant only hires Muslim women

Hana Assafiri runs regular Speed Dating sessions where people come and ask Muslim women any questions they like about Islam – nothing is off limits. Courtesy: ABC/Compass The Moroccan Soup Bar in Fitzroy only employs Muslim women. THE owner of a Melbourne soup bar has described her policy of only …

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Mega drones are the future of retail

A drone takes off to deliver a JD.com parcel from a village in China’s Jiangsu province. Picture: AP CHINA’S biggest online retailer has unveiled plans to build a ‘mega drone’ capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries. JD.com is about to start testing the drones on a …

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Used car salesmen taken for a ride

Belinda Cormack bought her Mazda CX-3 on HelloCars. FOR three decades, research firm Roy Morgan has asked Australians to rank the most ethical and honest professions. For 30 years, car salesmen have come dead last. Now a Sydney start-up, founded by brothers Paul and Michael Higgins with the backing of …

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Healthy Harold loses federal funding

Discover how Life Education empowers children and young people to make safer and healthier choices through education. Courtesy: YouTube/HealthyHarold Life Education mascot Healthy Harold has been a feature of school education for years. A GENERATION of Australian schoolkids may never learn about the dangers of drug taking or eating unhealthy …

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Shark Tank star faces court

Kath Purkis, founder of Her Fashion Box. A FASHION industry start-up that scored a $200,000 investment on Channel 10’s Shark Tank last year has faced court for allegedly underpaying three workers more than $40,000 and running an unlawful unpaid internship program. The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against …

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