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The NAB Quarterly Business Survey generally paints an encouraging picture of both current business activity and the outlook.

A once-neglected lavender farm, Bridestowe Estate is today a global tourist destination, celebrated for the romance and colour of its 200 kilometres of blossoming lavender rows.

Now is the time to consider what action to take.

Financial stability considerations to keep RBA at bay

Within a decade, Alborz Fallah went from investing $35 in a domain name to selling his business for a reported $35 million. Here he shares some key lessons for other business owners.

New data released by NAB today indicates that spending on consumption-based goods and services by NAB customers grew 3.1% over the year to Q4 2016.

Brighter signs suggest moderate global reflation continues

Stronger near-term momentum will keep RBA on hold, but 2018 still a worry.

The Australian budget in the first six months of this financial year is tracking a little higher, but not significantly worse than recent budget forecasts

Look out quinoa – an Australian-grown ancient grain with serious health credentials is gaining ground on menus as awareness builds about its many benefits.

When Careline first entered the international market place with their infant formula products, they faced some very tough competition and had not yet developed relationships with big local distributors. Now, they can successfully boast China as one of their main export markets, along with Thailand, Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong.

Business confidence was down slightly, but has been remarkably steady for a long period given the context of global and political uncertainty.

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