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IP Australia adopts image recognition tech to help SMEs better protect their trade marks

IP Australia adopts image recognition tech to help SMEs better protect their trade marks

Reading Time: < 1 minute The national intellectual property agency has introduced world-leading trade mark image recognition technology to make it easier for Australia’s small businesses and entrepreneurs to protect their logos and brands. The technology has been incorporated into IP Australia’s new Australian Trademark Search Tool to make the process of searching for similar logos simpler and faster for […]

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Embrace disruption and reap the rewards

Embrace disruption and reap the rewards

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve all heard the word ‘disruption’ being bandied around in a business context, but how does it really impact businesses and as its urgency increases, how can they respond to it? American Express recently explored this point with a major research study, capturing the views and practices of 250 CFOs from companies with revenues of […]

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Tech leaders and start ups excited by Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister

Tech leaders and start ups excited by Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tech leaders have expressed new found enthusiasm and excitement following Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment to Prime Minister this week. As a founding director of Australia’s first internet company, OzEmail, Mr Turnbull’s credentials and acumen are expected to deliver a boost to tech start ups across Australia. “He understands the challenges we face in regard to tech disruption […]

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Finance key for helping Australian businesses succeed overseas

Finance key for helping Australian businesses succeed overseas

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the mining boom continues to lose pace, Australia’s trade and investment profile is changing. While the growth of our commodities sector may have diminished, other sectors are performing well as demand for Australian products and services overseas is strong and, in many sectors, growing. Against this background, there are a number of opportunities for […]

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Are small businesses using ATO as bank?

Are small businesses using ATO as bank?

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to national SME finance specialist, Scottish Pacific, many small businesses may be using the Australian Tax Office (ATO) as a line of credit being unaware of alternative funding solutions. Scottish Pacific CEO, Peter Langham said the ATO was owed $35.3 billion in 2013-14 according to a recent report by the Inspector-General of Taxation. “It […]

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The importance of delegating in small business

The importance of delegating in small business

Reading Time: 2 minutes It doesn’t revolve around you: The importance of delegating in small business Many small businesses start as the brainchild of one person or a small group of individuals. It’s the entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to stop dreaming, to get the wheels in motion, and to work our backsides off in the hope of running […]

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The power of accountability

The power of accountability

Reading Time: 4 minutes In a recent conversation a client was telling me how frustrated he is from continually having to remind his staff to do basic things. Then, when he does remind them, he gets push back, which ends up turning a simple reminder into a discussion he can’t be bothered having. Do you ever look at any […]

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Lack of information holding back businesses from international trade

Lack of information holding back businesses from international trade

Reading Time: < 1 minute Compliance issues, red tape, and a lack of knowledge relating to free trade agreements (FTAs) are holding back many of Australia’s businesses from engaging in international trade, according to a new survey by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). The ACCI’s 2015 Trade Survey, using information gathered from 227 businesses, revealed that more […]

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