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Introduction

This month, Prof. Neville Norman summarises his and his fellow economists' forecasts in the recent annual Scope survey: what lies ahead this year and how does it affect your practice?
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2020 Scope economic forecast: Neville versus the rest - Subscribe

2020 Scope economic forecast: Neville versus the rest

Running Time: 9:56

With a business focus in mind, Neville Norman shares his predictions for the year ahead – alongside 20 other leading economic forecasters in the annual Scope survey.
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Prof. Neville Norman, Melbourne University

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Watchouts for bushfire victims - Subscribe

Watchouts for bushfire victims

Running Time: 9:46

It's hard enough picking up the pieces following a catastrophe like a bushfire – it's even worse when people take advantage of your vulnerability. So, what can you do?
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Dominique Grubisa, DG Institute

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Clarifying the current dismissal laws - Subscribe

Clarifying the current dismissal laws

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The way your staff behaves may justify your decision in terminating their employment. But, if you don't follow due process, you may find yourself on the wrong side of an unfair dismissal claim.
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Kerrie Canning, HR Advice Online

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Restraint of trade: but what’s reasonable? - Subscribe

Restraint of trade: but what’s reasonable?

Running Time: 10:34

To protect your business from an employee taking key clients with them when they leave you, you might consider a restraint of trade clause in your employment agreements.
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Paul Cott, Law on Lydiard

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Finding the right business structure: start-up case study! - Subscribe

Finding the right business structure: start-up case study!

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Which business structure offers the best advantage for an exciting new business?
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Michael Jones, Mazars

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Should gold be part of your investment portfolio? - Subscribe

Should gold be part of your investment portfolio?

Running Time: 7:47

Everyone's talking about the rise and rise of the gold price these days. Is it a reason, though, to buy in?
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Greg Keady, APW Partners

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10 commandments of customer service excellence - Subscribe

10 commandments of customer service excellence

Running Time: 10:23

Why settle for okay, when excellent is so much better for your business? Why, indeed? 'Why' is just one of Darrell Hardidge's ten commandments of customer service.
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Darrell Hardidge, Saguity

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Making technology your greatest business ally - Subscribe

Making technology your greatest business ally

Running Time: 7:55

As technology continues to change the way we do business, it's important to learn to adapt in order to survive.
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David Banger

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Closing comments / quote of the month - Subscribe

Closing comments / quote of the month

Our quote this month is from the iconic French couturier Coco Chanel, who said…
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