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    THE SAME techniques that a highly trained – and determined – Qantas team used to avert what could have become one of the world’s worst aviation disasters, can be used to save your business life.

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    SPONSOLOGY, a new Australian web platform that uses an algorithm to match sponsorship ‘givers’ and ‘seekers’, is set to change the dynamics of the sector nationally and, potentially, internationally.

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  • Famous Gypsy Moth lands at Archerfield, 88 years later

    NEWLY restored de Havilland Gypsy Moth, VH-UQH, flew into Archerfield Airport on Sunday April 14 to mark 88 years since it broke the England to Australia solo flight record - and the grandson of the record-setting pilot was aboard.

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  • Hilton Brisbane teams plant 100 trees to celebrate Hilton centenary

    IT WAS ALL ABOUT community legacy when teams from Hilton Brisbane planted 100 trees to mark global hospitality company Hilton’s 100th year in May.

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  • Australian VaultID will assist the world's 'Unbanked'

    A NEW financial technology venture developed from Australia is providing a global solution for people who struggle with safe digital verification for financial transactions. They are known as the 'Unbanked'.

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August 31, 2019

Ageing small business leadership a new problem facing economy

THE AUSTRALIAN small business sector is facing a major shake-up over the coming decade, with the highest proportion of small business owners aged between 45 and 59 years and preparing for retirement.

That’s according to the Small Business Counts report released at the COSBOA National Small Business Summit this week by the Australian Small Business and…

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ACS HAS LAUNCHED one of Melbourne’s most innovative and collaborative workspaces, located in the Docklands area.

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EXCEL ROBOTICS may have started small, but the company has always had big ideas about developing Australian advanced manufacturing services that…

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Ocre becomes Australia’s global ‘laid-back luxury’ brand

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