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The rule seems to be that just as you’ve upgraded your tech, the newest release comes along – and it’s expensive to keep up.
As Australian mobile service providers roll out their 4G networks across the country this month, small business owners may be asking themselves whether its worth upgrading their devices to make use of 4G.
Optus has announced the launch of its 4G network in Wollongong, with more upgrades and expansions to come in the greater Illawarra area in the next six months.
This follows the upgrading of over 4,000 Optus 3G sites across metro and rural areas around Australia to boost signals and connectivity.
Telstra, too, recently said it will boost its 4G coverage to reach up to two thirds of the population in the next few months. Its n
When trying to consider a career in business, there are several options in the field of accounting. There is what people would commonly call an accountant, but there are also professionals called accounting technicians. What is the main difference between these two professions?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an accountant is a professional who monitors and records financial information for a company and an individual. An accountant must make sure all financial records comply with tax regulations and an accountant may recommend to management policies to reduce costs or increase profits. According to the National Center of O*NET Development, an accountant technician is a professional that inputs the financial data of a company into record-keeping databases or books. Usually called bookkeepers, accountant technicians record the financial data given to them on computers or accounting ledgers.
Tags: Accounting, Accounting Technician
As companies like IBM and OneWest Bank announce layoffs for Austin this summer, one tech startup is gambling — literally — on the job market and having some fun with recruiting as it prepares to interview candidates with a poker tournament.
Bigcommerce’s unique hiring event holds true to the “Keep Austin Weird” concept, intertwined with the Lone Star state capital’s reputation for ingenuity, Silicon Valley-rivaling developments in technology, and an ever-bubbling hub of startups and small businesses.
- Photos: Look inside colorful Bigcommerce
Looking to reach 200 employees in Austin by end of 2013, e-commerce platform and full-fledged startup Bigcommerce is taking the different approach to hiring and having a poker tournament-style recruiting event on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Tags: Gambling, Gambling Hiring
North Carolina coastal properties from Corolla down to Sunset Beach are attractive investment homes that can be rented out during the summer season, used as a winter escape, and eventually a primary retirement home. Western North Carolina’s mountain communities are also growing with vacation properties and second home purchases for migrating retirees. According to the US Census, in 2000 there were almost 140,000 vacation homes in North Carolina. (Vacation homes are defined as properties that were not primary residences and used infrequently or exclusively for recreational purpose.) Thirty years before, approximately 48,000 vacation homes were maintained in the state. If the numbers continue to rise at this current rate, it is estimated that there will be over 230,000 second homes in North Carolina by 2040. With the number of second homes going up, the potential for estate conflicts and issues will also increase without proper estate planning. What should individuals who own multiple homes consider when they plan their estate? H
Getting approved for a loan is never easy, but it doesnt have to be hard either. There are certain things that lenders look for that can make the process go much more smoothly than it would otherwise. Some of these are obvious, but others are not so much. These are the things that lenders tend to read between the lines when it comes to presentation, conversation, and business plan. They may not ask questions to come to a conclusion, but they definitely observe all they need to through the course of the application process.
Know How to Start Small and Grow Big
Lenders recognize when a company is starting out too big. They also recognize when a company could start large, but choose to go the more conservative route of growing slowly. This is a mature business persons approach to obtaining a small business loan, and it is surprisingly rare with newer entrepreneurs.
Despite the chill outside, the atmosphere inside Sydney’s Doltone House last Wednesday was warm, with business owners gathered for the launch of Michael McQueen’s new book.
McQueen, a social researcher and trends expert, launched Winning the Battle for Relevance with a presentation on the book’s key discussions.
A compelling speaker, McQueen had the room of business owners hooked as he explained his relevance curve, which tracks the usual business journey from emergence to prominence, and then obsolescence.
The reason for the descent into obsolescence, McQueen said, is that most business leaders only pay attention to their ‘audible pulse’ indicators, such as market share, profits, and sales figures.
Leaders are ignoring the measure of their relevance their ‘silent pulse’.
McQueen believes complacency is one of the biggest threats in business, with companies resting on their laurels and habitual thinking as they sit in what he calls their ‘so hot right now’ stage. In the meantime,
Can Memphis handle a surge in industrial jobs?
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