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The gruelling task that moving house can be was the inspiration for the online marketplace startup that’s now grown to be a household name and is attracting big investment. Business View spoke to the co-founders of Airtasker, Tim Fung and Jonathan Lui, about their journey.

A bounce back in the healthcare sector in early 2017 has experts confident the sector is only primed for further growth. KOSEC founder Michael Kodari reports.

For media owner Sam Elam, it was getting robbed. For Oporto founder Antonio Cerqueira, it was finding the right partner. For entrepreneur Anthony Jansen, it was working on his business, not in it. What was the moment that changed them? Three business owners tell.

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Financial anxiety eases but 4 in 10 consumers still experienced some form of financial hardship in the last 3 months. Financial anxiety continues to be a bigger issue for young people (particularly women) and low income earners.

As Australia embraces digital, the business services sector is booming. Nimble and tech-savvy service providers are helping businesses reach their customers by bridging the gaps.

Business conditions remain elevated, but confidence pulled-back from multi-year highs.

Third generation dairy farmer Tim Marwood was looking for a way to go from “price taker” to “price maker” when he saw an opportunity – premium artisanal ice cream.

New data released by NAB today shows that spending on consumption-based goods and services by NAB customers slowed to 2.0% over the year to Q1 2017, from 3.1% over the year to Q4 2016.

Online sales slower over the year, contract in the month

NAB’s Consumer Anxiety Index – which measures concerns about future spending and savings arising from job security, health, retirement, cost of living and government polices – fell to a survey low 55.9 points in Q1 2017 (58.7 in Q4 2016).

Now in its 6th year, the index highlights trends in giving and helps inform charities’ fundraising strategies.

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