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PayPal urges Aussie SMEs to take advantage of global market place

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PayPal is urging Aussie small business owners to capitalise on the expected surge in cross-border trade by leveraging technology platforms, the country’s ‘e-trade readiness’ and global demand for Aussie products and services.

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Five processes every business should automate

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Automating business processes can have several benefits for your business, from minimising errors and inefficiencies to streamlining communications to increasing accountability. Here are five processes you should be automating right now.

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Digital payroll solution wins QUT’s qutbluebox Innovation Challenge

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Tanda, a Brisbane-based start-up with a solution to “turning payroll chaos into clockwork” has won Queensland University of Technology’s 2014 qutbluebox Innovation Challenge.

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Are you in danger of burning out?

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The word “burnout” is sadly becoming increasingly prevalent with overworked, overstressed SME business owners. Here are a few tips that will help you to avoid burning out in your business.

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ACCC gets new powers to enforce franchising code of conduct

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The Abbott Government has passed legislation to increase compliance and reduce disputes in the franchise sector with franchisors and franchisees who breach the new Franchising Code of Conduct facing penalties of up to $51,000.

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Why being called a ‘bitch’ can be a good thing

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The word ‘bitch’ can be one of the most offensive terms used to describe a woman. But that derogatory term can almost be taken as a compliment – if you understand why it’s being uttered.

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2014 My Business Awards Finalists announced

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The My Business/SMEA team is proud to hereby announce the Finalists for the 2014 My Business Awards. 

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Melbourne to get its own online address

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This week Melbourne will make history by becoming one of the first cities in the world, following London and New York, to acquire its very own unique web address – .melbourne, giving the city a new home online.

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New entertainment initiative for Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall retailers

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Pitt Street Mall, one of Sydney’s busiest retail precincts will soon be activated by live music, events and performances thanks to a new City of Sydney program aimed at supporting the local retail sector. 

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National Identity Fraud Awareness Week to raise identity fraud awareness

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Aussie SME business owners are being warned to shred all paper-based confidential documents ahead of National Identity Fraud Awareness Week, which this year is running from October 12-18.

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Invoices increasingly being paid within standard terms

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After jumping to a three-year high during the first quarter of 2014, the average time taken for commercial invoices to be paid has fallen sharply to 53.4 days, according to a new Dun & Bradstreet report.

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SME Radio becomes My Business Radio: What would you like to hear?

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SME Radio, a weekly radio show and the voice for Australia's SME business owners, has been rebranded as My Business Radio. And we want you to tell us what you'd like to hear  on the show.

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Whitepapers

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