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24 Apr
How to promote staff loyalty in a high turnover job market

It’s time to face facts. Around two-thirds of your employees will actively look for another job over the next year. Many of them have been sitting tight, waiting out any possible fallout from the global economic crisis or simply waiting for something better to come along.

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11 Apr
Catching China’s wine fever on film, and why it matters to your business

The movie Red Obsession began life as a discussion between Andrew Caillard, Master of Wine, and film director Warwick Ross on a flight from Sydney to London.

Something intriguing was happening in Bordeaux. And Andrew had a fascinating story to share.

During the years immediately following the GFC, unlike most other markets, prices for the prestigious Bordeaux wine region were breaking all records. There was a noticeable shift in the global economy of wine.

It was clear that the catalyst for this shift was China.

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10 Apr
Why this wrongful termination case speaks volumes for your business

This wrongful termination case cost a business $700,000. It offers some valuable lessons in ensuring employees at every level of your business understand the possible implications of both what they say, how they say it, and who they say it to.

When a senior manager at a business with 80 employees found out he was being terminated for allegedly stealing a laptop computer, he felt that he was being singled out for a very different reason.

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08 Apr
Video: The latest changes to the Privacy Act

Find out more about the latest changes to the Privacy Act and how they will affect your business.

 

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04 Apr
Why Red Obsession is a must-watch movie

Red Obsession is a feature-length documentary that explores China’s elite and their mind-boggling passion for fine wine – as well as the dramatic effect their ‘red obsession’ and deep pockets are having on the global marketplace.

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31 Mar
5 facts you (probably) don’t know about James Halliday

You probably already know that James Halliday is Australia’s leading wine expert.

You may also have heard on the grapevine that James is going to be one of the guest speakers at the upcoming Victorian Chamber Business Leaders Lunch event.

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28 Mar
Your business’s relationship with China starts here

China is already Australia’s largest trading partner. By 2025, China is set to become the world’s largest economy. So how can your business tap into this booming global marketplace? Your global journey to growth and competitiveness begins here – with the Victoria Jiangsu Business Placement (VJBP) program. 

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21 Mar
Business tips: 4 free ways to market your business

1. Let your customers know where you are. Build Google Places, Yahoo! and Yelp listings.
Google Places, Yelp and Yahoo! Local listings not only let your customers and clients know where you are, they also offer a one-stop shop for customers to share reviews and rate your business.

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14 Mar
Business tips: Forming partnerships in China

The economic rise of China has defined the 21st century. As Australia’s largest trade partner, China affords Victorian businesses many opportunities to grow globally. So how can your business profit from this potential?

First-hand insight into Chinese business operations is key to long-lasting success. An innovative host program – the Victoria Jiangsu Business Placement (VJBP) – has been developed to help you capitalise on the wealth of opportunities China offers Victorian businesses.

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