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Tanda clocks up big-name clients as live wage tracker goes global

Tanda clocks up big-name clients as live wage tracker goes global

"Our biggest problem is innovator's dilemma where we've built something that works and it's so far beyond the curve that people just don't realise it exists," says Tanda co-founder Tasmin Trezise. Have you ever been to a bar where the queue spills out like that beer you just can't seem to order? Only one...

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Hometown tennis hero Millman to serve up a storm at Brisbane International

Hometown tennis hero Millman to serve up a storm at Brisbane International

After causing one of tennis history's greatest upsets earlier this month by defeating 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the US Open, John Millman has booked his place to compete in the Brisbane International to kick off the 2019 season. With 100 days to go before the start of the tournament, Millman has confirmed he wi...

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Aged care providers tank in wake of royal commission announcement

Aged care providers tank in wake of royal commission announcement

After Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a royal commission into Australia's aged care system the preeminent providers of the service on the ASX saw their shares take a tumble. At 12.20pm AEST Aveo is down 4.28 per cent to $2.16, Estia is down 18.3 per cent to $2.41 per share, Japara is down 14 per cent to $1.44, and Regis Health...

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ANTG forms partnership to export Aussie cannabis to Germany

ANTG forms partnership to export Aussie cannabis to Germany

As the global cannabis market continues to expand at a serious pace, Aussie cannabis companies are reaching out globally to form a powerhouse export market. Australian Natural Therapeutics Group (ANTG)  has recently announced a partnership that will allow it to export its cannabis for German patients. In partnership with Cannamed...

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ASIC to take second bite of the pie in ANZ cartel scandal

ASIC to take second bite of the pie in ANZ cartel scandal

Back in June, ANZ, Citigroup, and Deutsche Bank got caught up in a widely publicised scandal relating to alleged criminal cartel charges. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission laid charges against the banks and several senior personnel from each of the financial institutions. Today, ASIC has once again gone after ANZ fo...

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Confidence in crisis: Overcoming collateral damage after strawberry needle disaster

Confidence in crisis: Overcoming collateral damage after strawberry needle disaster

The Scurr family and their company Piñata Farms have invested substantial sums to develop some of Australia's most advanced strawberry operations, including high-tech hydroponic substrate farming, new varieties and even metal detectors in the packhouse. But the latter was done to avoid stray rocks or jewellery, not needles like...

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Healthia outstretches expectations with early lift after IPO

Healthia outstretches expectations with early lift after IPO

With Dr Glen Richards of Greencross (ASX: GXL) fame at the helm as chairman, physiotherapy and podiatry business Healthia (ASX: HLA) has had a glowing first week on the stock market with shares up by almost a third on the prospectus price. The new company formalises a merger between two allied health companies - My FootDr Podiatry an...

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Corporate Travel Management launches SMART Corporate Travel platform

Corporate Travel Management launches SMART Corporate Travel platform

As more professionals travel frequently across the country and the globe for business, the small-to-medium enterprises (SME) they work for often struggle to keep track of cost. Finding the best rates and knowing the exact financial impact of travel is becoming a serious business consideration, one which Corporate Travel Management is supp...

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Capilano beekeepers back $190m takeover honeypot

Capilano beekeepers back $190m takeover honeypot

Twists and turns continue as Capilano Honey (ASX: CZZ) prepares to sell to a China-focused private equity group. The honey producer this morning announced it has received support from foundation shareholder Capilano Beekeepers Limited to go ahead with the sale to Wattle Hill. The transaction, worth $190 million, would see 100% of the ...

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Why emotions are the secret weapon for successful leadership

Why emotions are the secret weapon for successful leadership

In business there is a saying- 'it's more important to think with your head than your heart'.

But, as modern research shows, this statement couldn't be further from the truth.

Professor Neal Ashkanasy of The University of Queensland Business School has built an academic career in the field of organisational beha...

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The paradox of choice. Why made-to-order might not solve the fashion industry's problems

The paradox of choice. Why made-to-order might not solve the fashion industry's problems

How could you go from winning awards for "Store Design of The Year" and "Best Shoe Ever" to selling nothing? In 2009 the Australian startup Shoes of Prey set out to make exactly the shoes its customers wanted. Customers could pick the designs, sizes and exact specifications, and Shoes of Prey would deliver exactly what...

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Step down or face shareholder revolt, Solomon Lew urges Myer chairman

Step down or face shareholder revolt, Solomon Lew urges Myer chairman

Myer's (ASX: MYR) leading shareholder has demanded chairman Garry Hounsell "step down immediately" after the retailer reported a net loss in FY18 that is almost $130 million larger than its market capitalisation. Premier Investments Limited has been consistently railing against the Myer board's decisions over the past ye...

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Shock claims backfire on Alan Jones in largest defamation payout in Aussie history

Shock claims backfire on Alan Jones in largest defamation payout in Aussie history

Controversial radio star Alan Jones has failed to defend the defamatory claims he made surrounding the 2011 Grantham floods, resulting in Australia's largest ever defamation payout of $3.75 million in damages. The Sydney shock jock and broadcaster for 2GB and 4BC radio was found to have defamed the Wagner family over 27 broadcasts mad...

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Another "disappointing" result for Myer as profits slide

Another "disappointing" result for Myer as profits slide

"These results are obviously disappointing and shareholders deserve better," says Myer CEO John King. One of Australia's biggest retail brands has reported a 52 per cent plunge in profit for a financial year marked by shareholder indignation at a disappointing discount program that failed to deliver results. The bottom l...

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Top 25 Australian startups revealed

Top 25 Australian startups revealed

With a wealth of data at their fingertips, LinkedIn has released its list of "the most sought after startups in Australia", and it's certainly a prestigious list. To be eligible for for the list, compnaies must be seven years old or younger, have at least 50 employees, and be privately held and headquatered in Australia. ...

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AusCann lists on US stock exchange to boost international operations

AusCann lists on US stock exchange to boost international operations

One of Australia's leading listed cannabis companies has jumped across the Pacific to list on one of America's leading stock exchanges. AusCann Group (ASX: AC8) has commenced trading on the US OTCQX Market under the stock symbol ACNNF. The OTCQX is an investor-focused US market featuring US and global companies. To qualify for...

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Slater and Gordon announces all-out attack on banks to get your super back

Slater and Gordon announces all-out attack on banks to get your super back

Slater and Gordon is launching a full-on assault on Australia's financial institutions in a campaign to secure more than one billion dollars in super from the banks. Their campaign is called Get Your Super Back and it is shaping up to be an intensive, lengthy, and expensive battle. "Slater and Gordon will take on the banks on...

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NAB to forgive Funtastic debts following capital injection

NAB to forgive Funtastic debts following capital injection

While the demise of Toys R Us certainly took its toll on Funtastic (ASX: FUN), the toy manufacturer now aims to recoup its edge. Funtastic announced on Monday that it has entered a trading halt, pending a capital raising round which the company says will pay down all its debts to the National Australia Bank (NAB). An $8.2 million inst...

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Digital disruptor wins Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

Digital disruptor wins Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

Ben Bradshaw is shaking up the very meaning of digital marketing as we know it, and with a solid track record promising bright prospects at home and abroad he has now received Brisbane's top prize for young entrepreneurs. In a hotly contested competition between the city's enterprising elites, Bradshaw was crowned Brisbane Young E...

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The largest crowd of young entrepreneurs ever come together in Brisbane

The largest crowd of young entrepreneurs ever come together in Brisbane

Anticipation is building for Brisbane's most coveted awards for young entrepreneurs with a night of celebrations and the meeting of minds set to take place at Riverlife in Kangaroo Point tonight. With pioneers and innovators represented across 15 categories, Business News Australia's Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards 2018 is set ...

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River City Labs sold to ICT professional association ACS

River City Labs sold to ICT professional association ACS

River City Labs (RCL), the incubator behind some of Queensland's most successful tech startups, has been sold to ICT professional association ACS. ACS is the professional association for Australia's ICT sector, and intends to invest heavily in the future of the incubator. The association's acquisition will take effect imme...

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Why now is the best time for your business to go solar

Why now is the best time for your business to go solar

Karl Brown (pictured), the founder of one of Queensland's largest solar businesses Instyle Solar, has quickly become a guru for the sector. Where many solar businesses have faltered, Instyle has soared, supplying thousands of Queenslanders with cost-saving solar tech since its founding in 2012. But according to Brown, the benefits...

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Saturated market? Opportunities abound, just ask former Swisse boss Radek Sali

Saturated market? Opportunities abound, just ask former Swisse boss Radek Sali

It has now been almost three years since vitamins company Swisse Wellness was sold for $1.67 billion to a Hong Kong company, giving entrepreneur Radek Sali a healthy supplement of around $250 million from the sale. It's enough money to make time the Australian businessman's most precious asset as he looks for new opportunities thr...

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Game over for Emanuel Exports subsidiary

Game over for Emanuel Exports subsidiary

Within weeks of Perth-based livestock shipper Emanuel Exports losing its licence following outrage over animal cruelty on the Awassi Express voyage, its subsidiary EMS Rural Exports has now been dealt a similar blow. In a release published yesterday, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) described EMS' cancella...

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Adani may face $2.7m fine for alleged reef discharge

Adani may face $2.7m fine for alleged reef discharge

The Queensland government is taking Indian coal miner Adani to court for allegedly discharging sediment water at excessive levels off the Great Barrier Reef. The Department of Environment and Science (DES) has charged Adani-owned Abbot Point Bulkcoal Pty Ltd (APBC) alleging it sent out a discharge that was eight times above leve...

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Yellow Brick Road rejects takeover, talks up bidding war

Yellow Brick Road rejects takeover, talks up bidding war

Financial services group Yellow Brick Road (ASX:YBR) has urged shareholders to reject a $25.4 million takeover bid by corporate raider Sir Ron Brierley, while indicating that a potential bidding war could be on the horizon for the company. In a letter to shareholders, the Mark Bouris-led group argues that the offer from Mercantile Investm...

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Suncorp confirms sale of life insurance arm delivering bulk shareholder returns

Suncorp confirms sale of life insurance arm delivering bulk shareholder returns

Suncorp's (ASX: SUN) $725 million sale of its life insurance arm to Japanese insurance group Dai-ichi Life is set to deliver windfall returns for shareholders. The sale, announced in early August alongside its FY18 results, is set to deliver approximately $600 million to shareholders according to Suncorp. The sale to Dai-ichi'...

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Zelda secures partnership to crack the German medicinal cannabis market

Zelda secures partnership to crack the German medicinal cannabis market

With the medicinal cannabis movement expanding globally, Australian pharmaceutical group Zelda Therapeutics (ASX: ZLD) are riding the wave not just at home but abroad too. On Tuesday, the company announced a partnership with German medicinal cannabis company HAPA Medical that provides HAPA with first rights to distribute and manufacture Z...

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These entrepreneurs found Sesame Street, but that was only the beginning

These entrepreneurs found Sesame Street, but that was only the beginning

Brisbane entrepreneurs Kristen Souvlis and Nadine Bates find talent in all that they do. Having successfully forged a path in children's media through Like a Photon Creative, which has previously created content for the likes of Sesame Street, the duo has now set their sights on a new avenue of business. Like a Photon has launched...

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Capilano slams reports of the fake honey caper

Capilano slams reports of the fake honey caper

Capilano Honey (ASX:CZZ) isn't buying into the intrigue of international gangs flooding the Australian market with fake honey. The Brisbane-based producer has slammed media reports that it may be unwittingly selling fake honey after nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) testing revealed that Allowrie's Mixed Blossom Honey was 'adul...

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