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  • Small Business (SME) | Business Spectator
    brand The first step is to think of yourself as a business by Ken Phillips 1 58pm January 10 2 comments Govt to tackle franchise imbalance Billson says the way some big franchises treat their franchisees is concerning 7 40am January 06 1 comment Govt scraps small business tax breaks Instant asset write off reduced from 6 5k to 1k with MRRT repeal 1 45pm December 31 11 comments Abbott must fix small business in 2014 While Australia s worsening economic problems mean some election promises will be trimmed Tony Abbott has no excuse when it comes to delivering his 12 point plan to help SMEs by Robert Gottliebsen 11 02am December 31 29 comments Australia s growth is all in the family Family businesses are not often glamorous but their strong entrepreneurial spirit not to mention the contribution they make to the economy plays an important role in Australia s future prosperity by Alan Kohler 8 00am December 19 8 comments Cashing in on the Christmas calm Even over the Christmas period family businesses never really shut down there s always tinkering planning or chasing debtors to keep owners busy Mishandling this period could risk your March quarter by Leon Gettler 4 25pm December 18 NAB appoints Johnson CEO Asia Lender s head of small business banking to take role as chief of Asian division 5 29pm December 09 Australia s five tidal waves of unemployment Tony Abbott is already facing mass job losses in mining energy retail and public service prior to the next election Letting our motor industry fade could prove his biggest mistake yet by Robert Gottliebsen 9 17am December 09 124 comments Small suppliers stick to a code of silence The food and grocery supply code may embolden larger suppliers to speak out against unfairness in supermarket conduct but will it help small and family sized businesses by Chris Kohler 3 05pm December 02 2 comments How family businesses fall into the bargain bin Family businesses are being picked up for a steal and a lack of preparation is the culprit Heading to the trade table without a careful and lengthy lead up will drop the price like a stone by Leon Gettler 10 57am November 27 A bad bricks and mortar lesson from Masters Woolworths Masters looks like the last major bricks and mortar chain built in the developed world The business should have taken on Bunnings online which is where it can be redeemed by Robert Gottliebsen 7 57am November 27 26 comments SMEs optimistic on Aust growth Small business believe econ will grow in year but less positive about own growth 5 00pm November 25 A Coalition sticky spot for shopping centres As the supermarkets protect themselves by moving ahead of Bruce Billson s sweeping contracts review shopping centres determined to lobby against it are about to find themselves in a dangerous space by Robert Gottliebsen 8 07am November 19 8 comments ACCI repeats calls to axe taxes Small business survey shows

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  • Telecommunications | Business Spectator
    to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Telecommunications Telstra may sell Sensis for 3bn report Telco giant may strike deal with US private equity firm by next week 3 13am January 11 6 comments ACMA hits Telstra with record fine Telco fined for failure to provide timely new urban landline customer connections 4 20pm January 10 10 comments Telstra to sit on cash report Telecommunications giant likely to hoard cash until new deal reached on NBN 6 59am January 08 1 comment HTC swings to rare profit Phone maker remains in the red at operational level 11 30pm January 05 ACCC directs Telstra to amend migration plan Consumer watchdog rules telco needs to improve notification process 1 44pm December 20 1 comment Telstra to sell CSL business Shares push higher in afternoon trade on news telco will offload Hong Kong based mobiles business to HKT Limited 1 21pm December 20 1 comment UK boosts control over Huawei cyber centre Politicians have raised fears that the company could pose a threat to national security 8 53am December 18 Sprint eyes offer for T Mobile Merger of third and fourth biggest US mobile carriers being weighed report 12 19am December 16 Turnbull dodges the worst from a damning NBN review The Coalition s strategic review vindicates Malcolm Turnbull s plan to make the most of existing networks and save taxpayers an absurd expense But his credibility now hangs on the delivery by Stephen Bartholomeusz 12 35pm December 12 80 comments Vodafone chases lower rents Telco abandoning stores when landlords don t negotiate report 1 08am December 12 2 comments TPG buys more staying power TPG s acquisition of AAPT will give it critical fibre access as part of the NBN rollout by Kirstie Spicer 3 10pm December 09 Apple working on China deal Deal with China Mobile yet to be reached despite rumours 5 14am December 06 Huawei s South Korea contract concerns US US lawmakers express concern deal could pose eavesdropping threat 10 54am December 05 4 comments NBN review shows time is on Turnbull s side Turnbull s NBN review will provide little comfort to the ALP but its more rigorous cost benefit analysis will allow NBN Co chair Ziggy Switkowski to establish a realistic timeline for the Coalition s strategy by Stephen Bartholomeusz 6 06pm December 03 34 comments BlackBerry not dead yet CEO Head of struggling phone maker says group to refocus on four areas 5 59am December 03 Govt unlikely to hit NBN deadline Report cites internal document showing 2016

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  • The Ashes | Business Spectator
    transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu The Ashes ASHES Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory The Ashes was littered with disappointment and sometimes embarrassment but some players dazzled in their defiance of a quality English side The future is looking brighter for the Aussies by Stephen Fay 7 08am August 27 ASHES A final fireworks display The spectacular series finished with a nail biting run chase Kevin Pietersen turned the tables with his aggressive play and by the end the Australians were glad for the fading light by Stephen Fay 7 50am August 26 ASHES A tale of two captains The record books will say England won the Ashes without losing a game but both Michael Clarke and Alastair Cook must feel frustrated by their performances by Stephen Fay 7 49am August 25 ASHES England running out of steam With Ashes victory secured England struggled to keep up with Australia at The Oval as both teams sought momentum by Stephen Fay 5 17am August 24 ASHES Australia sets the stage for next meeting Australia looks past Ashes as players hope performance at The Oval prepares them for Brisbane by Stephen Fay 5 51am August 23 1 comment ASHES Watson s huge ton lifts Australia s spirits Australia rides Shane Watson s first Ashes century to victory over England on day one of Oval Test by Stephen Fay 5 25am August 22 3 comments ASHES What happened to Australian batsmen Australian cricket has yet to fill the hole left by Mike Hussey and Ricky Ponting The sad reality is that unlike the days when selectors were spoilt for choice Test level batsmen are hard to find by Stephen Fay 5 43am August 14 4 comments ASHES A salt rub for Australia s wounds Halfway to their target of 299 and only two wickets down Australia once again looked a good chance to win this test But reality reared its ugly head and the team crumbled by Stephen Fay 7 21am August 13 5 comments ASHES Australia s senior attack The Australian team s senior citizens have been the stars at Durham with Chris Rogers and Ryan Harris thrilling But how much longer

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  • Tourism | Business Spectator
    and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Tourism Govt under pressure on tourism Leading chiefs ex minister call for federal minister for the 98bn industry 11 43am January 07 1 comment Cheap imports How about no imports Australia is fast becoming the country that bought the world Holden s demise is a reminder that earning export income requires making a product that people want to buy especially if we want to satisfy our growing taste for imports by Rob Burgess 6 15pm December 13 89 comments Chinese visitors set to soar BCG Consulting group forecasts strong growth opportunities in tourism hospitality 5 53pm December 11 1 comment Flight Centre loses price fixing case Travel agency s shares tumble after losing federal court battle with the ACCC 2 16pm December 06 2 comments Asian investors cash in on Aussie hospitality As China s growing middle class looks further afield for leisure travel Asian investors are snapping up Australian hotels on a bet that our shores will be in hot demand by Florence Chong 11 16am December 02 2 comments Palmer a tyrannical bully staffer Former security manager claims mining magnate abused workers mocked voters 2 19am November 12 11 comments Palmer a tyranical bully staffer Former security manager claims mining magnate abused workers mocked voters 2 19am November 12 Virgin expands Indonesian routes Air carrier adds five destinations for Australia and New Zealand customers 2 15pm November 05 1 comment Tourism Aust in record spend McEvoy unveils 200m push to market Aust overseas industry rallies in 2012 13 9 59am October 29 1 comment NIB to target medical tourism Insurer seeks to address key consumer hurdles of safety and quality 6 54am October 26 Sri Lanka suspends casino approval Final approval for two projects one backed by Packer postponed 12 10am October 23 McEvoy quits as Tourism Aust MD Andrew McEvoy has accepted role as MD of Fairfax events from January 1 43pm October 15 Qld could get seven new casinos Premier Campbell Newman says mega casino resorts will help attract tourists 4 10pm October 14 4 comments How Mickey Mouse seized the cheese in China The success of Disney English language centres in China illustrates how companies can tap into a rising middle class market by retaining iconic branding and adapting their product to suit the local market by Stefan Michel Howard Yu 4 05pm October 01 1 comment Crown set for name change Group focuses on tourism as chief executive officer s pay packet falls 2 48pm September 26 Qantas inks 4 35m Tas deal Airline to target visitors from UK Hong Kong Singapore and mainland Australia

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  • Transport and Logistics | Business Spectator
    Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Transport and Logistics Australia Post sale has big backers David Mortimer Graeme Samuel show support for govt sell off report 4 52am January 08 4 comments Why a public asset sell off is on the money Increased competition from the private sector weakens the argument for public ownership of Medibank Private and Australia Post and strengthens the case for giving those companies access to capital to pursue higher returns by Stephen Bartholomeusz 1 23pm January 06 56 comments Wheels turn in online retail s favour Toll and Linfox are looking to challenge Australia Post s dominance in parcel delivery The see growth moving from bricks to clicks by Robert Gottliebsen 6 41am January 02 24 comments Livestock giant Wellard mulls sale options The Perth based conglomerate is evaluating a partial sale or restructure after it swung to loss by Amanda Saunders 12 03am December 13 Qld govt could lease two ports Premier flags long term leases says state s energy assets are not for sale 3 33pm December 03 2 comments McAleese shares rise 7 5 per cent on ASX debut Shares in the transport and logistics company gain after an IPO that was beset by tragedy by Brett Cole 3 52pm November 28 Quebec fund buys Port of Brisbane stake Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec agreed to a 26 7 per cent stake in the port by Brett Cole 10 39am November 28 IPO fatigue claims first victim Fund managers have given the cold shoulder to the 510m float of BIS Industries raising the risk that other IPOs may also be shelved in coming weeks by Amanda Saunders 6 15pm November 27 BIS pays 30m for transport company Ahead of its planned listing next month the mining logistics company is bulking up by Bridget Carter The Australian 9 54am November 25 Is Australia ready for the Internet of Things While we flounder with our broadband options the global market is getting more connected than ever The inability of our political and business leaders to invest and collaborate could cost us dearly by Paul Wallbank 10 34am November 18 9 comments Australia s 2023 boom has begun Australia s biggest non mining industry growth industry is becoming apparent and it will be fuelled by retail disruption by Robert Gottliebsen 7 18am November 18 56 comments US Postal Service posts steep loss Postal Service reports net loss for seventh straight year 8 12am November 16 US Postal Service posts steep loss Postal Service reports net loss for seventh straight year 8 12am November 16 Elon Musk s electric dreams His prized Model S is feeling the heat but Tesla chief Elon Musk is not one to recoil from challenges which he still expects will include electric aircraft and mass market electric cars by Daniel Palmer 10 44am November 14 3 comments Aurizon records first pay strike Group makes changes to incentives warns on weaker demand

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  • Business TV | Business Spectator
    disinflation and slower growth Markets ASX ASX Indices Major ASX stocks Markets Spectator Currency ETFs Latest stories Value Investor QBE is still at a premium There is potentially more fallout to come from QBE s ill fated expansion into the US Given its history of disappointment a clean set of financial numbers is needed to restore confidence Scoreboard French dip France s head of public audit said the country s debt had reached a danger zone adding to a generally weak day for European markets Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets

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  • Business TV | Business Spectator
    disinflation and slower growth Markets ASX ASX Indices Major ASX stocks Markets Spectator Currency ETFs Latest stories Value Investor QBE is still at a premium There is potentially more fallout to come from QBE s ill fated expansion into the US Given its history of disappointment a clean set of financial numbers is needed to restore confidence Scoreboard French dip France s head of public audit said the country s debt had reached a danger zone adding to a generally weak day for European markets Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets

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  • Business TV | Business Spectator
    disinflation and slower growth Markets ASX ASX Indices Major ASX stocks Markets Spectator Currency ETFs Latest stories Value Investor QBE is still at a premium There is potentially more fallout to come from QBE s ill fated expansion into the US Given its history of disappointment a clean set of financial numbers is needed to restore confidence Scoreboard French dip France s head of public audit said the country s debt had reached a danger zone adding to a generally weak day for European markets Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/businesstv?channel=149816 (2014-01-12)
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