Gavin McColl

Gavin is an enthusiastic, driven writer who loves to write about his passions. He's a perfectionist, with a meticulous eye for detail and is a passionate music and film fan who loves watch musicians and films. He loves travelling and enjoys immersing himself in new cultures. His favourite city is Budapest, favourite band is Bon Iver, favourite film is Goodfellas and favourite food is lasagne.

Business credit applications on the rise in resource-heavy states

The divide between Australia's three mining states and the rest of the country appears to be growing, as the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland lead the way in growth of business credit enquiries in the first quarter of 2012.

Five issues keeping bosses awake at night

CEOs are suffering sleepless nights thanks to five recurring issues, according to new research, which has highlighted some of most stressful aspects of running a business.

How to spot fake employee references

The reference-check is often the final hurdle in a candidate securing a job and has long been a trusted process, but a recent study has found an alarming amount of references provided are actually fabricated.

SMEs warming to flexible working

An increasing number of small and medium businesses are adopting flexible working practices, and they’re seeing rises in productivity and revenue as a result.

NSW retailers allowed to open on Boxing Day

Retailers welcomed today’s decision by the New South Wales Government to update retail trading laws, the most significant of which will allow them to open for business on Boxing Day.

Website helping SMBs to price products right

For small businesses, valuing a product can be a veritable minefield; Are you charging too much? Are you underselling your product? Charge too little and you could be leaving money on the table; charge too much and you risk not selling your product. Enter,

Successful fitness entrepreneur talks passion, vision and flexibility

Liam Taylor made a significant career change in 2009, moving from personal trainer to CEO of Perth-based business Surge Fitness and becoming a respected business leader in the three years since. Before Taylor took the helm at Surge, the business was on the brink of insolvency but it now boasts an annual revenue of over $3 million and a membership of more than 3,000.

Six prevalent small business scams revealed

Consumer Affairs Victoria has officially launched its 'Stevie's Scam School' program, designed to educate small businesses about the most common scams they should remain vigilant against.

eBay reveals simplified selling process

eBay has announced plans to introduce several improvements and upgrades to its Australian site, designed to boost the usability of the site for sellers.

The true cost of employing smokers

Smokers in the workplace are costing employers huge amounts each and every year, with recent research estimating that for each smoker employed a business could be looking at costs of up to $5000 per year.

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