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Wheat Exports Australia (WEA) reports an increase in wheat exports, which if continue at current rate, could be up to four million tonnes higher than 2009 – 10. However, production estimates put put by Commonwealth Bank suggests that this year’s…

Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) is a not-for-profit organisation addressing the skill needs of over 250, 000 manufacturing and other businesses. It is the national industry Skills Council recognized by the Australian government to ensure skill needs are being met. MSA…

Turning frustration into innovation was exactly what Trevor and Nicolle Drake did. Trevor, a shipwright by trade and Nicolle, a design graduate established their own fitting business, Wood Appeal Pty Ltd. They moved their family to Manly Beach and purchased…

The Federal Budget 2011 in a nutshell, is about returning to a surplus of $3.5 billion by 2012-2013. So, how will the budget affect small businesses and manufacturers? In a pledge to help small businesses and manufacturers weather the mining…

Emails are not unlike pokie machines: While pokie machines captivate gamblers with intermittent rewards, email plays on the notion that an important message might arrive at any moment. Productivity guru Tim Ferriss says, 66 per cent of people read email…

Layoffs and downsizing are painful, not just for employees but for the managers or business owners who have to make the announcement. While people today are more accustomed to culture change than before, the way you communicate layoffs can either…

Dr Savvas Savouri, head of Toscafund hedge fund told The Australian that the Aussie dollar could hit $US1.70 in three years, contradicting many opinion that it will dip later this year. Huge demand for Australia resources in China and a…