High trust teams the secret to business success
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High Trust Teams The Secret To Business Success. World Leading Business Expert Explains Why High Trust Is Key To High Performance Teams. Whether you're a small business owner or CEO to a large enterprise, building a team of experienced and skilled individuals is essential to your success. But we often forget one crucial element to establishing a productive work environment...
Homeless and unemployed can now shop unabated …
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Changes to the discrimination law which come into effect today show the ACT Government's commitment to equality and cement Canberra's reputation as an inclusive city. Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay said the changes expand protections against unfair and unreasonable treatment of people based on their background or personal circumstances. "For the first time anywhere in Australia, it will be unlawful to unreasonably...
A third of Australians view Free Trade agreements as bad for the economy
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NEW TRADE REPORT TOMORROW: DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER, BUT LET'S AT LEAST HAVE A HARD CONVERSATION Nearly a third of Australians view Australia's recent Free Trade Agreements as bad for the economy, and two thirds of our businesses think they are irrelevant or have no impact. On the other hand, Australia's two way trade in goods and services was worth...
Podcast: 2CC Talking Business with Tim Benson, Publisher B2B Magazine
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In this 2CC podcast, B2B Publisher Tim Benson discusses issues including penalty rates, The Canberra Show, cash payments and the role of customer service in business. http://2cc.net.au/podcasts/7471-tim-benson-s-business.html
Global Millennial Summit heading to Sydney
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Global Millennial Summit heading to Sydney Sydney has been chosen as the newest location for the global Millennial 20/20 Summit. Following successful events, each attracting close to 3,000 attendees, in London, New York and Singapore, the Sydney Millennial 20/20 Summit will be held at Carriageworks on 14-15 November 2017. The Millennial 20/20 series is a unique and experiential gathering that...
What makes a car enthusiast buy?
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What makes a car enthusiast buy? 14 enthusiasts rate 8 luxury and performance cars on the market Australian car awards are normally judged on set technical performance factors by motoring professionals, but rarely do luxury car owners and connoisseurs come together to judge the best cars on the market against the more emotive criteria that drives a car enthusiast to...
Cheaper liquor licences on the way in the ACT
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Liquor licences for small venues will be reduced by 25 per cent because of key legislation introduced in the Legislative Assembly by Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay late last week. The Liquor Amendment Bill 2017 will promote the vibrancy of Canberra's nightlife precincts, improve safety for Canberrans who want to enjoy a night out, and cut red tape in the hospitality sector....
Remember that thing called the telephone?
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Remember that thing called the telephone? Comment by Tim Benson, publisher B2B Magazine. Teenagers today have a new name and it is 'screenagers'. But, of course, this doesn't only apply to teenagers. Today it also applies to Gen Xers and Gen Ys (most BabyBoomers have good manners and keep their screen-time to sensible levels). Everything that could pass for interaction...
Top 3 reasons people fail at business networking
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Top 3 reasons people fail at business networking. By Tim Benson, publisher B2B Magazine. As the owner and publisher of B2B Magazine for more that a decade, I have attended, hundreds, if not thousands, of business networking events (If you go back even further to the decade I worked as a political adviser, then add another kazillion events that I...
We do love our Champagne …
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It's official: Australia loves Champagne. Australia's love affair with Champagne continues, with the nation popping its second-highest number of bottles in history in 2016, according to an announcement made in Germany overnight. Australia remains the seventh-largest Champagne market on earth, and fifth-largest per head of population, with 7.4 million bottles landing in 2016, narrowly missing its all-time record of 8.1...
Australian businesses put the ‘ME’ in SME
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Fast broadband helping Aussie business owners to achieve the ultimate work-life balance. In a quest to squeeze more valuable hours back in the day, new research released today shows Australian business owners are embracing access to fast broadband and cloud applications to help them save time and achieve a better work-life balance. The nbn™ S-ME Time report authored by KPMG's...
2CC podcast: Is the Enlighten festival benefiting Canberra businesses?
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Is the Enlighten festival benefiting Canberra? Published: 17 March 2017 Written by 2CC Podcasts Chris talks to B2B Magazine Editor Tim Benson and ACT Shadow Minister for Small Business and Tourism Andrew Wall as questions are asked whether the Enlighten Festival is actually benefiting local Canberra Businesses and performers. http://2cc.net.au/podcasts/7402-is-the-enlighten-festival-benefiting-canberra.html
Black Dog Ride 2017: kick-starting conversations to prevent suicide
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"We need to talk" Kick-starting conversations to prevent suicide. This Sunday, 19 March, thousands of motorcycle riders will depart from 32 locations across the country as part of the annual iconic Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer, to kick-start the conversation about depression and suicide prevention. Suicide prevention is a whole of community issue and this year's 1 Dayer slogan, "we...
5 steps to perfecting your E-Commerce website
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5 Steps to Perfecting Your E-Commerce Website. For many businesses these days, their main sales funnel will be their website. In fact, experts have predicted that e-commerce will exceed $2 trillion in sales over the next few years. While this is a mammoth figure, it is not necessarily a surprising one: consumers are increasingly foregoing brick-and-mortar storefronts and instead, relying...
Send planes and they will come …
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Statement by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr: The ACT has again attracted record numbers of international visitors, with 207,859 overseas travellers visiting the capital for the year ending December 2016. These are great results, which reflect the Government's efforts to be more internationally engaged. Our local tourism industry supports the ACT's strong economy by employing over 16,000 Canberrans. It is...
Carl Jung says you can’t be fat and happy …
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Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung considered the most important factor for happiness in the human mind to be good physical and mental health. Our overall happiness requires a combination of a healthy self-esteem, confidence and connection. However, our appearance and more importantly, the way we feel about ourselves has a significant impact in achieving this combination. New independent research has...
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