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Australians have always prided themselves on honouring the old handshake agreement. But unless you have agreements in writing, you might not have a proverbial leg to stand on. We've all done it before: you get a quote, you like what you hear and you shake on...

When you’re ready to push your home business from the nest and into a shopfront, it’s an exciting time. It can also expose you to a whole new world of risk that could cripple your fledgling business before it can soar. Running a business from home...

In the retail sector, internal theft is the cause of more than 40 per cent of shrinkage costs incurred, according to Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director at the Australian Retailers Association (ARA).  “Internal theft tends to be more sophisticated, has a greater financial impact per incident, and is more...

Few things are more devastating in business than thinking you're covered for a loss only to find out your insurer has rejected your claim. Here’s how to appeal that decision. Just because you've received bad news, doesn't mean you should give up. There are a number of...

When was the last time you had your jewellery valued? And what about that fine art collection in your home or office boardroom? Whether you have the odd piece or a truckload, chances are your precious items are worth a lot more than you think. Fine...