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What a ‘Brexiting’ Britain has to offer Aussie entrepreneurs

Keen to expand your business’s global footprint? If so, there are compelling reasons to consider heading to the UK, especially if you own a tech start-up, with an exciting new competition just launched.

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Three little words that can ignite a workforce

A small change in the way you think about motivating your team could have a big impact on results. We count down the power of understanding and acting on your people’s autonomy, mastery and purpose.

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Determination transforms struggling start-up into smoking success

A Victorian couple have turned their vision for a southern US-style barbecue restaurant with a good heart at its core into a fast-growing business.

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Turning 40: Charting the rise of China since reform and opening up

The NAB Rural Commodities Index fell 2.0% on a month on month basis in November, mirroring a 2.0% gain in October.

Good advice that you just have to take… six entrepreneurs share the words of wisdom that helped them turn their ideas into thriving businesses.

Academic, media commentator, author and entrepreneur Peter Switzer has known most of Australia’s big business people since they were small business people. Here, he summarises what he’s learnt about leadership over the last four decades.

The Weekly delves into trends in profitability following the release of ABS quarterly Business Indicators data,

Total NAB customer spending grew 7.0% y/y in Q3 2018 – up from 5.6% in the previous quarter and 3.0% in the same quarter a year ago.

The NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index gained 0.8% in October on a month-on-month basis, rebounding from a much weaker 0.2% in September.

Hands in pockets: Chinese consumers are confident but that doesn’t show up in retail sales data

Wherever you look, the future is about technology – the way we invest, care for our health and even how we grow our food. We take a look at where technology might take us in 2019.

On a rolling quarterly basis, dwelling values are now trending lower across both the combined capital city regions, where they were 1.6% lower, as well as across the combined regional areas of Australia where values were almost 1% lower.

The NAB Rural Commodities Index rose 1.8% in October, following a 6.5% jump in September.

In seasonally adjusted terms, at 0.3%, online retail sales slowed in September. The 12 months to growth rate is also slower.

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