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You can wait a long time for a postman to show up in the country. You can wait a long time for a postman to show up in the country. amandabhslater

Small businesses think smart to keep up with Amazon drones

The biggest names in internet retail appear to be dramatically stepping up efforts to make delivering your online orders, fast, reliable and extremely hi-tech. But in a week in which Amazon talked up its…
Success: 2011 winner Tom Pellerau impressed Lord Sugar with his curved nail file invention. Success: 2011 winner Tom Pellerau impressed Lord Sugar with his curved nail file invention. Ian West/PA

An investor’s guide to winning The Apprentice

An alien watching The Apprentice might be forgiven for thinking all that was needed to be a successful entrepreneur was a sharp suit, a few snappy lines and an ability to blame your colleagues for everything…
EU politicians get to grips with the latest science. EU politicians get to grips with the latest science. European Union, 2013

Using small business to turn science into EU growth

When we think of cutting-edge innovation, we tend to think of big corporations and their latest wheezes: Google Glass, Sony flat screens or Airbus’s newest plane. But small businesses play key roles in…
The rollout of the NBN provides small businesses with an opportunity to actively embrace e-commerce. The rollout of the NBN provides small businesses with an opportunity to actively embrace e-commerce. AAP

Small business policy for 2013: what should be on the list?

Last Wednesday, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the start of what is set to be Australia’s longest election campaign. Set for the 14th of September, it will last approximately eight months. One…
Manufacturing has a future in Australia - but only if it can reposition itself up the global value chain. Manufacturing has a future in Australia - but only if it can reposition itself up the global value chain.

The blueprint for a smarter Australia starts with manufacturing

Can anything new be said about the future of manufacturing in Australia? Yesterday’s report, Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia submitted yesterday to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, is a detailed…
Are enterprise migration agreements the best solution for the mining sector’s skills shortage? Are enterprise migration agreements the best solution for the mining sector’s skills shortage? cindy47452

In the mining industry, skilled local labour remains an untapped resource

The mining industry has been an enthusiastic user of offshore workers through the federal government’s 457 visa program and, more recently, its extension: the enterprise migration agreement (EMA). Gina…