Australia/New Zealand Small Business News Round-up – 19/03/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from Australia and New Zealand:

  • Selling your business: Many enterprising New Zealanders toil away at their small businesses, working crazy hours, weekends and holidays, but always with the thought at the back of their minds that they will sell it for millions.
  • Small business – a rewarding enterprise: Do you enjoy sleeping in? Love having regular holidays? Prefer a no-stress lifestyle? Then setting up a small business isn’t for you. However, if you enjoy a challenge, are prepared to donate your blood, sweat and tears, then the…
  • Give low paid an extra $10 – ACCI: A KEY business group says any minimum wage increase this year should be comparable to last year’s hike – about $10 a week.
  • DoubleClick deal boosts Google: Google won approval yesterday from the European Commission for its planned acquisition of DoubleClick and promptly closed the deal, sending its stock 6 per cent higher. The move will allow the web search and advertising leader…
  • IT security budgets on the rise: Three out of five IT professionals plans to increase spending on security over the coming year, according to a study by Cisco..
  • Apple in Oz: iPhone for Telstra; three retail stores: Apple has signed up Telstra for the iPhone in Australia. Apple plans three Australian stores and intends making its iPhone available through Telstra there.
  • Keeping your hats on: WITH all the hats a small business operator has to wear, it’s perhaps understandable if they sometimes get behind in things.

As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.

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