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The results are in: 2013 DB reader survey

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Woolworths’ September quarter sales 4.1% higher

Woolworths sales for the September quarter are 4.1 percent higher on the corresponding quarter last year, with gross sales of $13.9 billion during the reporting period.

The Athletes Foot grows shoe sales 11.6%

RCG Corporation, parent company of The Athlete's Foot has posted a Net Profit After Tax of $6.9 million, some 30.6 percent higher than last year on the back of an 11.6 percent increase in sales from The Athlete's Foot stores.

Woolworths Limited sales up 4.8 percent

Woolworths Limited has topped expectations, growing sales by 4.2 percent on last year, or 4.8 percent excluding Woolworth's volatile petrol division.

Women more positive than men in business outlook

Women business operators are more positive about their prospects heading into 2011 and more likely to be aiming for significant business growth than their male counterparts, according to the latest Sensis Business Index released yesterday.

News Corporation’s profits hitch a ride on Avatar’s success

News Corporation yearly profit forecast is heavily influenced by the success of the blockbuster movie Avatar, but the company is warning that fourth quarter results may be lower than last years.

Franchise Recruitment Index figures out for 2009

Upon profiling its 2009 franchise start-ups, Mortgage Choice found a diverse collection of owners with widely varied career backgrounds.

International Womens Day survey results

A survey of around 300 women working in technology, carried out as part of the annual Telstra Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications (FITT) International Women’s Day (IWD) forum, has thrown some light on the success, or otherwise, of the original 1910 IWD Charter.

Woolworths profit soars 11.4 percent

Woolworths exceeded market expectations today with a reported 11.4 percent rise in first-half net profit for this financial year. In the half year (27 weeks)...

NAB earns billion dollar profit in Dec quarter

The effects of the global financial crisis are lifting, with the National Australia Bank posting unaudited cash earnings for the first quarter of approximately...

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‘A 10,000 per cent increase in page views in 2 weeks’: how to scale up in a crisis

As a telehealth provider, Coviu experienced a sudden surge in customer demand during the pandemic. Their website saw a 10,000 per cent...

Unemployment rate drops, defying forecasts

Official ABS figures released today show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.8 per cent in August, down from 7.5 per...

Qantas disrupts financial services industry with SME business loans

Qantas will start referring business frequent flyers to lending platform Valiant Finance. This partnership helps Qantas members access working capital, asset finance...

Employees willing to salary sacrifice for flexible working: Research

Research from payroll and HR software solutions provider, Ascender, shows that more than one in three (37 per cent) of Australians are...

Let’s Talk: The Right Reasons

A strong story behind a business's inception can have a powerful effect on customers. Customers may identify with a founder's back story...