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Work commences on new Sunshine Coast CBD

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Written by Staff Reporter Friday, 12 February 2016 10:35

Work commenced yesterday to build a new CBD on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, providing businesses greater access to service the region’s growing population.

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Partner rather than compete with existing players

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Written by Adam Zuchetti Friday, 12 February 2016 10:16

Corporate travel management platform Serko Online is demonstrating how disruption can involve partnerships with existing businesses rather than trying to compete with established players.

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New platform launched for SMSF trustees and investors

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Sterling Publishing, publisher of My Business, has launched a dedicated digital portal that will equip SMSF trustees and self-directed investors with knowledge, insights and intelligence to make informed retirement investment decisions.

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Scrapping tax deductions would hit small business

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Written by Staff Reporter Thursday, 11 February 2016 14:41

The head of a major accounting body is warning against moves by the government to open trade tax deductions for lower income tax rates, claiming the impact could be catastrophic for small businesses in particular.

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Retailers caught in Sydney lockout crossfire

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Written by Adam Zuchetti Thursday, 11 February 2016 13:44

Retailers within Sydney's "lockout laws" zone, even ones that are not directly targeted by the regulations, have become the silent victims of the situation, insiders have said.

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Florists using technology to see black among the red

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Written by Staff Reporter Tuesday, 09 February 2016 09:38

With Valentine’s Day making its annual return this Sunday, florists are using all means necessary to prepare for the big day, including technology applications to help them better plan inventory and manage orders.

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Blog: Why SMEs should hire Millennials

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Tuesday, 09 February 2016 08:29

Far from shying away from Millennial employees, SMEs should embrace the skills and talents of the younger generation, writes Peter Harte, managing director of Kronos Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

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Banks increase business lending rates

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Written by Staff Reporter Tuesday, 09 February 2016 08:17

ANZ and NAB have increased interest rates on a raft of business lending products, citing higher costs of bank funding.

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Online SME lender secures funds to grow

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Written by Staff Reporter Monday, 08 February 2016 10:52

Spotcap, an international online SME lender, has raised $50 million as part of aggressive plans to expand its lending footprint in Australia and other countries in which it operates.

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Financial planner launches franchise model

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Written by Staff Reporter Monday, 08 February 2016 09:27

A financial planning firm with offices in four capital cities is planning to launch a franchise model as it seeks to expand into regional areas.

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Fintech adoption tipped to double in 2016

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Written by Staff Reporter Monday, 08 February 2016 08:22

Start-ups in the fintech space and those businesses looking to expand their existing service offering in this area will be greatly rewarded in 2016, according to new research.

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Technology disrupting unlikely industries

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Written by Adam Zuchetti Friday, 05 February 2016 00:00

The launch of a revolutionary new mattress product has highlighted the role technology is playing in disrupting a wide range of established industries.

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