Bucking the trends in business – Roger Smith
Local Leaders
Not being much of a tech head, but knowing I had to learn a lot more about Cyber Security after I had been hacked, I made the decision to attend a course entitled: "Business Security Intensive". This was a half-day course where I would learn about the 'bad guys' - what they do and how they do it, and more...
ACT achieves sought-after balanced budget for 2016-17
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Higher returns from the Land Development Agency and increased revenue from cross border health receipts have helped the ACT Government achieve a balanced budget for the 2016-17 financial year. The much sought-after achievement is an improvement on the estimated budget deficit of $73.9 million for 2016-17 and comes despite continued big spending on Canberra's infrastructure. ACT Chief Minister and Treasurer...
Canberra businesses need to take control of rising energy costs
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The cost of energy to a business is a function of price and volume and a coordinated approach to managing both can deliver significant commercial benefits in a volatile market. It was only recently that energy retailers around the country sharply increased costs, with businesses and consumers around the country already feeling the effect of bills rising up to 20...
Bucking the trends in business – Tim Benson
Local Leaders
He plays the trumpet every Friday night in the house band at Casino Canberra and loves the written word. A self-confessed entrepreneur by nature, Tim finds his own opportunities in life. After a series of interesting high-level public service jobs, mostly as a political media advisor, there came the time when he felt the need to dance on his own...
AI and the future of work
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The impact of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) on the future of work will be the focus of a major conference in Canberra this month. The 25th annual Australian Computer Society (ACS) Canberra conference at the National Convention Centre on 15 August should be compulsory for anyone working in IT and wanting to negotiate the brave new world AI is...
B2B Magazine joining forces with the RiotACT
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I have been pondering the future of B2B Magazine and my next major step for the past year and I am proud to announce that we have decided to join forces with the new RiotACT to bring the next big thing to the Canberra region - Digital Regional News. While there are loads of exciting announcements yet to come, B2B...
Are SMEs ready for a 2.4% increase to wages?
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The National Minimum Wage in Australia is expected to increase by no more than 2.4% this July, according to SME workplace specialists Employsure, adding more burden for small business. SMEs are eagerly awaiting for the Fair Work Commission to hand down its yearly decision on what the new National Minimum Wage will be. The decision could land any day now...
The Importance of Ergonomics in the Work Place
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Are you constantly looking for ways to increase productivity in the work place? If so, you've surely encountered the concept of ergonomics, but what does it entail? According to the International Ergonomics Association, ergonomics is a scientific discipline that aims to understand the interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data...
Pre ACT Budget Arts Announcement
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Media statement by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr. Today I was pleased to unveil a new funding package for the Arts in Canberra as part of the 2017-18 Budget, alongside Minister Gordon Ramsay. Increasing investment in Canberra's thriving arts scene was an important ACT Labor commitment in the 2016 election campaign, recognising the contribution that arts make to the community....
Hottest new venue for Friday (after work) drinks in Canberra
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The (new looking a million dollars) Canberra Casino are supporting live music in Canberra by premiering The Fullhouse Band this evening - just in time for Friday after work drinks. The Fullhouse Band plays in a Postmodern Jukebox style i.e. todays hits with a smoking hot jazz feel. The band will be playing for the next three Fridays from 5.30pm...
The Rocky Horror Budget “It’s just a jump to the left, and a step to the right”
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Fabulous comment by Con Paoliello, Director, Tax Services, RSM Australia. A dearth of pre-Budget leaks left the Australian public shivering with anticiā€¦ pation for the Honourable Scott Morrison's delivery of Budget 2017-18, his second as Treasurer. Taking his cue from former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, the Treasurer channelled his inner Dr Frank N Furter by taking a "jump to the...
Small wins for small business on asset write off, red tape and infrastructure
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The Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association (ALNA), has welcomed several positive initiatives in the 2017 Federal Budget, but has warned about banks passing new fees straight to small businesses. According to Adam Joy, CEO of ALNA, small businesses including its members were somewhat apprehensive about what would be revealed in this year's federal budget. They were looking for more solutions...
Podcast: 2CC Talking Business with Tim Benson, Publisher B2B Magazine
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In this 2CC podcast, B2B Publisher Tim Benson discusses what's in store for Canberra businesses from the upcoming federal budget. Topics covered include business tax cuts, moving government departments to the regions, major infrastructure projects and good debt vs bad debt.
Cyber security essentials for business executives
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Join Tailored Accounts for a special breakfast with our partners, QILA Cyber Professionals. Cyber Security has become an essential component to business stability and longevity in today's business landscape. However, at Tailored Accounts, we know that it can be difficult to find reliable, relevant information about the must-knows of Cyber Security - and understanding I.T. jargon can be impossible! Your...
Time to stop the charade
Issue 125 April 2017
Stealing the famous quote of Mark Twain, 'the report of my death has been grossly exaggerated', the same can be said about printed magazines. For about five years now a couple of so called 'marketing' experts have been running around Canberra telling businesses that 'print is dead' and 'a waste of your marketing dollars'. First, these 'experts' have been charading...
NAPLAN Online roll out delayed in ACT
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ACT students across public and non-government schools will not be participating in testing of the online system for the National Assessment Program Literacy And Numeracy (NAPLAN) this year, Acting Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Gordon Ramsay announced today. NAPLAN will be carried out with pen and paper as they have been in previous years. We need to administer...
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