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13 Aug 2014 (TheAge) - Business lift at odds with consumer confidence

(13 August 2014, The Agem BusinessDay, p24, Mark Mulligan)

‘Business confidence is back near the post-election highs of last September, according to one survey, while another says consumer sentiment remains vulnerable to higher unemployment and geopolitical developments. 31 more words

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3 Reasons To Ask For Help #AskForHelp

Would you agree it’s not always easy to ask for help? For some reason asking for help seems to have a stigma attached to it. As if by asking for help, it’s a sign of weakness. 792 more words


30 Jul 2014 (TheAge) - Confidence falls (slumps) among big companies

(30 July 2014, The Age, BusienssDay, p31, Luke Malpass)

‘Business confidence among Australia’s largest listed firms has fallen sharply over the June quarter, undermined by the tight federal budget and coinciding with a reluctance to spend. 61 more words

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30 Jul 2014 (TheAge) - Growing start-up company numbers reflect small business sector confidence

(30 July 2014, The Age, p12, Stephen Cauchi)

‘A new survey has shown that the number of start-ups in Australia has jumped by 23 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, indicating strong confidence in the small business sector. 39 more words

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9 Jul 2014 (TheAge) - Business shrugs off budget hit - Australia business conditions at 5-month high

(9 July 2014, The Age, BusinessDay, p19, Mark Mulligan)

‘A measure of Australian business conditions hit the highest in five months in June as a pick up in sales and profits helped firms stay confident in the wake of an unpopular federal budget. 34 more words

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Building the Confidence to Launch Your Business

So you’re an entrepreneur wanting to launch your business or a new product (or service)? And, not sure whether your product is completely ready yet. What do you  do? 585 more words

Even more than usual, German businesses see trouble ahead

The last time we checked in on German business leaders, they were in a somewhat grumpy mood. Business wasn’t bad, per se, but managers were pretty gloomy about the future. 141 more words