Frances Mao

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Frances is a journalism and law student at the University of Technology in Sydney, and one of Dynamic Business' hard-working interns

The small businesses making it work on Etsy

Homemade is becoming a worldwide name on Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage wares for one man and woman businesses. Here's a look at why Etsy is proving popular with customers and what business lessons can be learnt from this.

From backyard business to international franchise

At the tender age of 16, Christine Taylor turned her passion for dog-care into a business operation, running a dog wash business out of her family’s backyard in suburban Brisbane. Two decades later, Aussie Pooch Mobile is celebrating its 21st anniversary and has become an international business, with almost 200 franchises worldwide.

Woolworths cuts Dick Smith loose

Woolworths has announced plans to put its iconic electronics brand up for sale, with the chain's namesake and founder Dick Smith saying he'll be angered if the chain's sold into foreign hands, but can't see a likely alternative.

4 ways to avoid work party faux pas

One in three workers have to front up at work the day after the Christmas party, according to research from travel and lifestyle website Lastminute.com.au. What do you have to face up to the morning after the night before?

5 New Year’s resolutions to increase staff performance

Increasing efficiency and familiarity with your personnel are the key resolutions Leadership Management Australasia advises workplace leaders and managers to adopt.

Telstra first to sell Galaxy Nexus

Telstra beats out Vodafone and Optus as the first telco to offer customers the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, on sale online and in flagship city stores now.

Government boosts support for local innovators

Businesses developing a new product, process or service won’t have to repay Early Stage Commercialisation grants under new changes to the government-funded Commercialisation Australia program.

12 Christmas tips for growing businesses

In just 12 tips, Greg Charlwood of Bibby Financial Services will show you how to improve your business over the festive season so you'll be ready to succeed in 2012.

Stores should shut up and move on, says online retailer

One of Australia’s leading online retailers has declared that bricks-and-mortar stores have lost the price war and should stop complaining and move on if they wish to keep their customer base.

Interest rate cut cheers small businesses

The Reserve Bank (RBA) has cut the national interest rate to 4.25 percent, the second consecutive cut it has made in its monthly meetings—the first back-to-back monthly cuts since April 2009.

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