Business

Almost every day, news sites run stories about thieves who have been caught thanks to security cameras. Over the past year alone, bandits have been captured stealing Lego from retailers across Sydney, Halloween decorations in Adelaide and even baby formula. As this demonstrates, using surveillance devices in a business is a...

Telematics technology has proven benefits when it comes to encouraging more responsible driving, with research indicating better driver behaviour is one of the main advantages in using this innovation. Black box or telematics technology is a way for businesses to collect data on how their employees...

Welcome to the gig economy. Subcontracting, outsourcing and freelancing are becoming ever more common as both workers and businesses chase flexibility. But having non-employees regularly work for you can open you up to a whole new range of liabilities. Over the past decade, advances in technology...

Too many businesses underestimate the caution required in storing and transporting dangerous goods. Dangerous goods come in many shapes and sizes: from those that require hazmat suits, like radioactive and infectious materials, to seemingly innocuous items, like medicines and cleaning products. You'd be hard-pressed to find a...

Never-ending supplies are the subject of much fiction. Think: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, that iconic 1990s Tim Tam advertisement or children's classic The Magic Pudding. But, as with most things in life, reality bites. With that in mind, let's look at some practical tips to help ensure that...

Trade credit insurance is an important tool in a small business’ arsenal to protect against the risk of debts not being paid. Australian businesses owe around $950 billion to other businesses. Which means it’s essential to have protections in place so that in the event a creditor does...

The end of the financial year (EOFY) is a time for stocktakes, which includes taking stock of your insurance and risk-management program. Reviewing your insurance is an “essential task” for your EOFY to-do list, the Australian government's business.gov.au website states. No doubt your to-do list is already pretty long,...

If you don’t have your customers’ trust, you don’t have your customers – simple. Here’s how three Australian businesses’ reputations were recently damaged, and how you can minimise your risk. Your customers won’t want you renovating their family home, cutting their hair, photographing their wedding, sewing...

Nike went from “Just Do It” to “just blew it” when one of its basketball shoes tore apart spectacularly on US national television, causing superstar Zion Williamson to hit the floor clutching his knee, before hobbling off the court.  The sneaker blowout wiped $2 billion off Nike's...