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Friday 1st August

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  • 01
    Aug
    140801_PayDirect

    Ready for the new PIN requirement? 3 steps to start complying

    Written by Businesses

    From today, millions of Australians will be ditching the pen for credit card payments at point-of-sale. Instead, we will be punching in PINs to authorise transactions with the PINwise initiative taking effect today. The initiative was launched by the Industry Security Initiative, a group composed of Australia’s major financial institutions and card schemes to expand PIN at point-of-sale and phase out signature as a form of verification. …

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  • 29
    Jul
    140729_LinkedIn

    How to recruit on LinkedIn like a pro

    Written by Businesses

    It’s simple, I was told. You just buy one of the LinkedIn Premium subscriptions like Recruiter Lite or Recruiter Corporate or the Business Executive option for non-HR people, and away you go. You can contact any prospective employee, review their profile and start the conversation. Easy solution — not! …

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  • 29
    Jul
    140729_piggybank

    Managing pocket money in the 21st century (and tax implications)

    As a working mother, I often struggle with how much pocket money I should give my kids. It’s a conundrum.  I want to raise financially savvy children who know that immediate gratification is not everything and that saving for a rainy day is important.  So encouraging them to manage money from an early age is a good thing. Yet, the jobs we do around the house are about all of us pitching in as a family. I don’t want to pay them for just doing daily chores. …

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  • 28
    Jul
    Ep2_savvyaccountant

    Episode 2: Getting the most out of Google for your business

    In the second instalment of ‘The Savvy Accountant’, host Jim Stewart chats with MYOB Senior Product Manager Bruce Polderman about his past life as product manager of – among other things – Google+, Blogger and Google Maps. Bruce has plenty of insights about the importance of keeping your business up to date with Google products. After all, the majority of your clients and prospective customers are using Google as the first port of call to find out more about you and your competitors. …

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  • 28
    Jul
    graph_runningman

    How to recession-proof your business

    Executives in the higher echelons of the business world know that discipline and paying attention to detail are extremely important qualities to have if one wants to succeed, but do these characteristics apply equally to startups and entrepreneurs? In the cut-throat world of small business, the importance of detail and discipline rings true now more than ever. These guidelines will help you to survive and thrive no matter what challenges you face this year in your business. …

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  • 25
    Jul
    140725_Tax

    A startup CEO’s guide to personal taxes

    A chance to be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a startup company can be one of the most exciting, challenging, inspiring, risky and adrenalin-filled periods of your life. Particularly for young innovators and entrepreneurs, the dynamic and fast paced environment can leave little time to reflect on your own tax position or obligations to any new employees. A lot of great startups come undone by neglecting the mundane — but essential — regulatory or compliance functions. So while I would love to write an inspiring story of innovation and success, I am going to make you think a little about taxes instead. Why? Because you are the CEO …

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On a scale of 1 to 5, how does EOFY season feel to you?

  • 1 - Like going to the dentist... after 3 years (34%, 50 Votes)
  • 2 - Like going home in a sandwiched train... on a hot day (22%, 33 Votes)
  • 3 - Like going to buy your weekly groceries (18%, 27 Votes)
  • 5 - Like Christmas Day! (16%, 24 Votes)
  • 4 - Like going on a first date (10%, 13 Votes)

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