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The Australian Tax Breaks Small To Medium Businesses Need to Know

It can be hard to keep on top of all the various tax breaks and incentives small and medium businesses are eligible for. There are a lot of them. From deducting your stationary to grants for safety equipment.

And this doesn’t even include the lower company tax rate for eligible small businesses. Here are a few other tax breaks and incentives your business might benefit from.

This Startup Is Using Facebook Messenger To Deliver Food To Office Workers

Sydney startup HowAboutEat provides a service that allows office workers to order lunch with just one click — or rather, one message — and it’s now expanding that service to include a Facebook Messenger chat-bot.

Cost Saving Strategies For Office Ongoing Costs: Printers, Power and More

No matter how brilliant your business idea or customer service may be, controlling costs will play a big role in your success or failure. Keeping your ongoing costs in check is vital to achieving profitability in the long run.

How Jake Dyson Plans To Revolutionise Lighting In Your Office

Jake Dyson, son of renowned inventor Sir James Dyson, and an entrepreneur and inventor in his own right, has turned his attention to making a better light — and fixing the way that designers use light in office spaces. We take a look at his grand design.

Even In Business, Reading The Instructions Is Crucial

How many times have you rushed through something without stopping to read the instructions first, making everything that much more difficult for you? It turns out this mistake can affect your business just as badly as it does, say, a hasty piece of IKEA furniture, and you could be sabotaging yourself without even realising.

Elevator Pitch: Cognitives

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Tom Spencer, co-founder of Cognitives.

Blackbird Ventures Launches Program To Help Tech Startups Recruit

The perks and promises that startups offer to attract top tech talent are legendary — on-site chefs, ping pong tables, gym memberships, the list goes on. But even startups with a seemingly endless list of perks and a good chunk of funding under their belts can find it hard to recruit a quality team. In response to this problem, Blackbird Ventures has launched Sirius A, a program to help ‘concierge’ top computer science graduates into startup jobs.

Chromebooks Are Now Outselling Macs

According to the latest figures from IDC, Chromebooks sales overtook Macs for the first time ever last quarter, with over two million Google-powered laptops sold in the US alone. (Apple “only” sold 1.76 million laptops in the same period.) The sales boost could not have come at a better time for Google, which is finally arming Chrome OS with a treasure-trove of apps from its Google Play store. In other words, we can expect the sales gap to widen as Chromebooks become fully-fledged computers — particularly in the business sector.

How I Succeeded: Infoblox's Bruce Bennie

How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business leaders for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Bruce Bennie from Infoblox.

Pitching Your Startup Idea On TV's 'Shark Tank' Is More Complex Than You Think

Television is not as simple as what you see is what you get. Hours of footage is packaged into snack-sized segments, omitting large chunks of context, with nifty editing skill filling in the blanks. But that was a risk Disruptsports.com co-founder Gary Elphick was willing to take when he applied for Network Ten’s Shark Tank.

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