Considerations to Make When Buying Insurance for Your Business

Finding insurance coverage, in general, is one step above having teeth pulled. However, it is a necessary evil, and in the face of catastrophe, can be a saving grace. The potential problems that can occur if not having insurance is almost motivation itself to find a policy that provides adequate coverage. Finding insurance for your business will hedge any...

Fresh thinking: the carbon tax that would leave households better off

The UNSW climate dividend proposal was launched on Wednesday by the Member for Wentworth Kerryn Phelps.Shutterstock Yesterday, as part of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality, we release a study entitled A Climate Dividend for Australians that offers a practical solution to the twin problems of climate change and energy affordability. It’s a serious, market-based approach to address climate change through...

7 Smart Ways For An Eco-Friendly Business

Business going green is the hottest trend we have today. If before, all that matters is the revenue and fame your company gets, all changed after many realized just how bad is the condition of the Earth now. By greening your business, you can help save Mother Earth and enjoy the benefits of being eco-friendly. According to Greenpeace Australia Pacific,...

Renters Beware: how the pension and super could leave you behind

Super and the pension treat most retirees well, but not renters.  Shutterstock How we fund retirement in an ageing century ought to worry all of us. But one group of us should be much more worried than the rest. In a new set of research briefs published by the Centre of Excellence of Population Ageing Research, we report that most people do well...

Talk of the Town – 5 Secrets to Building a Powerful Brand for Your Business

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A powerful brand is essential when you’re building your business. A strong brand is consistent, tells the world about your company mission and values, and is easily recognizable whenever a customer sees it. One of your first steps as a business owner should be getting your brand right. Here are a few tips on how to make it happen: Ask...

Expecting autistic people to ‘fit in’ is cruel and unproductive; value us for our strengths

It takes all sorts: workplaces can harness as strengths the differences that usually disadvantage people with autism. Shutterstock Just 16% of adults with autism are in full-time paid employment, and this situation is not improving. The Economist has described this as “a tragic toll, as millions of people live idle and isolated outside the world of work”. When people with autism do...

Supermarkets are not milking dairy farmers dry: the myth that obscures the real problem

Calls to boycott supermarket-branded milk only put greater pressure on the dairy farmers who supply it. AAP Image/Mal Fairclough Australia’s federal agriculture minister, David Littleproud, has called for a boycott of supermarket-branded milk. He is angry about lack of support for a “milk levy” of 10 cents a litre wanted by the dairy industry to support drought-stricken farmers. Fellow National Party colleagues have called...

Scrimp and Save – 5 Ways to Get by When You’re Flat-Broke

There’s no worse feeling than having a few measly pennies to your name and worrying about not being able to afford your basic needs. While being broke is a stressful experience, it’s possible to get through it with a bit of patience and know-how. Here are five things to do when the sight of your bank account makes you...

Starting an Online Business in Australia – What Should I know?

Starting a new business is not an easy endeavour, but if you decided you want to go down that road, we’re here for you. To make sure you understand what it needs to be done to open and grow an online business in Australia, below we listed the most common laws, regulations, and updates that will have a powerful...

The new and more efficient payments system means new and more efficient payments fraud. Here’s how to prepare

It’s about to become easier to steal money. We’ll have become more vigilant. Shutterstock Most credit card fraud takes place online or over the phone. It’s not the cards that are stolen, but the details. The Australian Payments Network finds they are used to amass 85% of the money stolen using Australian credit cards, without the need to steal the cards...