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Is an innovation golden age looming for Australia?

Could Australia be on the cusp of a start-up boom? Economic and social shifts mean the concept may not be as far-fetched as you might think.

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Don’t let your business data be held to ransom

Threats like the recent global WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks are a good reminder of why it’s important to ensure your business data is safe, by confirming your computer’s security updates and patches are up to date, and backing-up your business data regularly.

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Top 10 characteristics of successful SMEs

What character traits do you need to succeed as an SME today? Some results may surprise, according to a new report released by NAB.

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Millennials a generation of entrepreneurs

Millennial SME owners are far more focused on growth and digital platforms than other generations, according to a new report released by NAB. But can they handle the ongoing pressure of entrepreneurship?

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INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

The read on business conditions was extremely strong in the October NAB Monthly Business Survey, with manufacturing posting a strong result despite the recent closure of auto manufacturing plants. The conditions index jumped to a record high, and while confidence is not quite as buoyant, it is holding above long-run average levels.

Moving to a regional town might seem a career-limiting step but for entrepreneurial Australians with an eye for untapped market opportunities the opposite can apply. Business View meets two former city-slickers achieving success in country Australia.

Business conditions hit an all new high in October.

Explaining subdued US and Australian wages growth.

CoreLogic’s national Home Value Index held steady in October, confirming a cooling trend in housing market conditions.

There were very few consistent themes across the commodity complex this quarter.

Changing of the guard – what does China’s new leadership mean for its economy?

Online sales contract in the month, also slower over the year.

Insights into the donating behaviours of Australian consumers

SME business conditions and confidence both improved in Q3.

Vincent Garvey had no experience of dialysis – but his prize-winning invention is on track to save millions of lives.

Could Australia be on the cusp of a start-up boom? Economic and social shifts mean the concept may not be as far-fetched as you might think.

Threats like the recent global WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks are a good reminder of why it’s important to ensure your business data is safe, by confirming your computer’s security updates and patches are up to date, and backing-up your business data regularly.

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