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Family Business Owners Fail To Undertake Exit Planning, RMIT University Report:

Family Business Owners Fail To Undertake Exit Planning, RMIT University Report: | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Only 25% of family business owners consider selecting a leadership successor a critical issue, a new report reveals, prompting experts to highlight the importance of exit planning.
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Top 10 crowdfunded start-ups

Top 10 crowdfunded start-ups | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding is continuing to prove a popular method of sourcing start-up capital. But does this method of funding actually lead to decent businesses? BY OLIVER MILMAN.
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Marc Peskett - The three critical tests of your cash control

Marc Peskett - The three critical tests of your cash control | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
There are three important cash KPIs every start-up must measure. BY MARC PESKETT.
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A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Seth Epstein, Founder and CEO SocialStay, former Founder and CEO of FUEL (acquired by Razorfish)...
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Funding - iPledg, a new crowdfunding site, aims to woo start-ups: funding

Funding - iPledg, a new crowdfunding site, aims to woo start-ups: funding | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
iPledg, a new funding platform for start-ups, has launched with the claim that it will stand out from an increasingly populated crowdfunding market in Australia.
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Six sales secrets for the year ahead

Six sales secrets for the year ahead | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Whether your business is experiencing a busy or plodding Christmas sales period, it’s clear that start-ups are faced with a growing challenge in 2012 to lure cash from Australian consumers.
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The top 10 gadgets for 2011 – and 10 more for next year

The top 10 gadgets for 2011 – and 10 more for next year | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
With more manufacturers jumping on board with smartphones, advanced televisions and a boom in consumer electronics, gadget lovers have a smorgasbord of goodies to keep their technical habit going.
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Tom O'Toole - What are the key qualities you look for in a supplier, beyond price?

Tom O'Toole - What are the key qualities you look for in a supplier, beyond price? | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Whether it’s our bank, butcher or insurance broker, we need to have a good working relationship. It has to be win-win.
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Productivity Commission shoots down online GST argument but pushes for changes to postal costs, trading hours and zoning laws

The Productivity Commission's final report into the retail sector has recommended loosening regulation on trading hours and zoning.
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Examine Commercialisation Australia’s grants

Examine Commercialisation Australia’s grants | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Early stage companies need all the help they can get and Commercialisation Australia’s grants deserve attention. They could be the little kick-start you need to get your idea a bit further down the road.
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We are the soul traders

We are the soul traders | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Describing a ‘typical’ solo business owner is like trying to describe an ‘average’ person. But as diverse as we are, those in the flourishing soloist movement share many tribal similarities.
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Echoing Green Fellowship Offers Social Start-ups $90k: Funding

Social start-ups are being encouraged to apply for the Echoing Green Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in capital for entrepreneurs to launch their start-ups and build capacity.
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Fair Work to crack down on sham contracting after report reveals businesses shirking workplace obligations

Fair Work to crack down on sham contracting after report reveals businesses shirking workplace obligations | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Sham contracting is prevalent across a number of industries including the call centre and cleaning sectors, according to a new Fair Work Ombudsman report.
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Warranties against defects

Warranties against defects | Transforming small business | Scoop.it

From 1 January 2012 if you choose to provide a warranty against defects to consumers then the document you provide evidencing that warranty must comply with specific ACL requirements. Sometimes a business can be considered a ‘consumer’.

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Nine marketing themes for 2012

Nine marketing themes for 2012 | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Marketing your business is an ever-evolving challenge that will be vastly different in 2012. So you'll have to keep your eye on the ball.
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Top 10 technology trends for 2012:

Top 10 technology trends for 2012: | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Technology trends in 2011 were heavily influenced by the uptake of mobile devices, namely smartphones and tablets. So what’s in store for the year ahead? StartupSmart picks out the top technology trends for 2012.
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Clock is ticking for traditional retail's remaking: Bartholomeusz

Clock is ticking for traditional retail's remaking: Bartholomeusz | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
As e-tailing rapidly eats into the profits of the major bricks-and-mortar retailers, it is time for the incumbents to get serious about leveraging their brands online.
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Building a Brand - You ARE What People Believe

Building a Brand - You ARE What People Believe | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
On the web, your brand is determined by some of the same factors as brick-and-mortar, but, because information about your store, company is out there for all to see.
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Businesses to receive GST refunds faster after ATO denied appeal to High Court

SMEs will receive GST refunds faster now the Tax Office has been refused special leave by the High Court in a case that saw a supplier of consumer products argue that it should be entitled to refunds immediately.
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Marc Peskett - Using Debt in A Start-up Business

Marc Peskett - Using Debt in A Start-up Business | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Debt often has negative connotations, but it’s also an important source of finance for growing businesses. BY MARC PESKETT.
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Here comes 2012 – the big regulatory changes you need to be ready for

A new year is often accompanied by new regulations. In 2012 there’s plenty for business to be across, from industrial relations to health and safety, tax and super to consumer law.

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ATO’s Small Business Benchmarks To Be Contested

Benchmarks developed by the Tax Office for small businesses are a good tool to detect income but are otherwise susceptible to “heavy-handed” use, according to the inspector-general of taxation.
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How to protect your customers' data from digital attacks

How to protect your customers' data from digital attacks | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
More SMEs are being hacked every year, exposing private and confidential data that could cost your business its reputation. Learn how to digitally protect your customers’ data to the best of your ability.
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Management - 10 buzz phrases your start-up should never use

Management - 10 buzz phrases your start-up should never use | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Start-ups from all industries should be reminded of the need to keep language clear and simple, to avoid alienating investors and customers. With this in mind, here are the 10 phrases you should think very carefully about before uttering.
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