Prominent furniture and electronics leasing company Radio Rentals faces a massive bill to reimburse customers for “poor conduct” and the collection of “excess lease payments”.
Aussie wine exports reach new high
Overseas sales of Australian wines topped 800 million litres in calendar 2017, amid a healthy 15 per cent i...
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CBA admits ignoring customer concerns
The Commonwealth Bank is the latest victim of the royal commission, after documents revealed attempts to cover up business customer complaints about interest rates being double charged.
Optus fined $1.5m for misleading NBN customers
Forcing around 14,000 customers to switch onto its NBN plan or face disconnection has seen Optus handed penalties worth $1.5 million by the Federal Court.
Global politics catch Aussie SMEs in the crossfire
A rebalancing of the Chinese economy and fears of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies will see substantial risks arise for some Aussie exporters, while others will see new...
Record $46m penalty for cartel collusion
The highest ever penalty handed out for breaching competition rules has been handed to a foreign company, with the $46 million bill a substantial increase on the original penalty after an appeal...
Businesses to be punished for failing to safeguard data
Securing business data is not just a legal requirement but a means of customer retention, with a survey suggesting consumers would actively boycott any company that does not properly safeguard...
Government launches offensive on procurement
Firms supplying to Commonwealth departments and agencies could be in for a rude shock after the government announced plans to shake-up its procurement procedures to exclude certain businesses.
Australian exporters holding back their own growth
A global trade expert has claimed Australian businesses are falling well behind in embracing technology, and the government is only contributing further to the malaise.
Price competition widens among fuel giants
While the cost of petrol is a common gripe, an investigation of the major fuel sellers has found price competition alive and well – with some operators standing out for higher prices than their peers.
The Killers launch campaign to support music venues
American rock band The Killers has headlined the launch of a campaign designed to leverage big names to support smaller entertainment venues, artists and businesses compete against larger players.
Instagram, eBay launch business-friendly features
Social media giant Instagram and global marketplace eBay have separately announced new features they claim will enhance the experience of SMEs selling on their respective platforms.
Robotic food franchise sets up shop in Australia
Established food operators will soon have a new competitor among the mix, with an US-based robotic food franchise announcing it has secured an $18 million agreement to rollout in Australia.
Insolvency law shake-up to impact business contracts
The new financial year will mark “sweeping reforms” to insolvency rules, with a legal firm warning the impacts on new business contracts will be far-reaching.
How to start a cleaning business from scratch
The cleaning and housekeeping industry is one of the most attractive ventures for potential business owners, but is it possible to make a dent in this industry without having to shell out a...
Prominent franchise chain adds yet another arm
One of Australia’s best-known franchises, Jim’s Group, has added yet another service to its collection of home-based services, launching its own branded real estate business.
Australia’s most expensive dry cleaning revealed
While Australia — particularly Sydney and Melbourne — may have some of the world’s most expensive housing, a global ranking suggests everyday services are not as costly here as we may believe.
Amazon ramps up Australian expansion
Online retail giant Amazon is set to expand its Australian footprint, announcing the launch of a second distribution centre on our shores, this time in Sydney's south-western suburbs.
HP to compensate thousands of printer customers
Thousands of HP customers will be compensated after the company sold certain printer models without disclosing that ink cartridges other than its own branded ones may not work in them.
How to survive the tea bubble
The bubble tea business is one of the most lucrative areas in the food and beverage industry, proven by the sheer quantity of bubble tea stores opening up shop. My Business discusses how business...
Accounting firm launches recruitment, HR services
A boutique accounting firm has taken the step of diversifying its client services offering, having noticed a void in the expertise available to business leaders in matters other than finance.
Telstra hit with $10m penalty over billing practices