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Smartcompany News: Will manufacturing’s misery hurt SMEs? Future-proofing your firm, No iPods, no smelly food: BHP’s etiquette crackdown, Six smart tax strategies

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Today on SmartCompany we take a look at how the misery in Australia’s manufacturing sector might spread to the SME sector in a special Q&A. We talk to retail leader Athlete’s Foot about why rate cuts are badly needed and speak with some of Australia’s best employers about why BHP’s new etiquette policy – no smelly food, no iPods – won’t help improve the giant’s culture. Plus in Entrepreneur Watch , James Thomson explains why SMEs need to become trend hunters. For all this and more, head to our home page . News Will Australia’s manufacturing misery hurt SMEs? A SmartCompany Q&A HP TouchPad fire sale highlights gap for sub cheap tablet to take on iPad No smelly food, no iPods, no post-it notes: BHP cracks down on office etiquette, but leading employers not convinced iSoft co-founder Gary Cohen to start new investment firm for Australian tech Athlete’s Foot executive calls for RBA to cut interest rates Former Angus & Rob

Smartcompany News: Cudo tipped to sell for $60 million, The serious business of etiquette, Google’s $12 billion buy, Facebook sacking upheld, Qantas cuts 1,000 jobs

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Today on SmartCompany we look at Google’s $12 billion acquisition of Motorola’s mobile unit, examine reports that group buying leader Cudo is on the sale block for $60 million and ask why Warren Buffett is calling for higher taxes for the rich. Plus we examine the sad story of the collapse of AED Oil just three years after it received $US600 million from an investor and in Entrepreneur Watch , James Thomson cheers some retail innovation. And don’t forget there are only TWO DAYS LEFT to enter our annual Smart50 awards . We’ve got some fantastic entries this year, but we know that lots of you leave it to the last minute, so it’s officially time to get cracking and enter . For all this and more, head to our home page . News Westfield, 7-Eleven launch first Australian Facebook check-in deals Google buys Motorola Mobility for $US12bn to power Android, gain upper ground in patent war Collins picks up 20 stores from REDgroup collapse, reaf

Smartcompany News & Analysis: iiNet copyright case goes to High Court appeal, Beauty group calls in administrators, MasterChef star’s $21m business empire, SME savings jump

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Today on SmartCompany we ask whether rising unemployment will further slow the economy and lead to a rate cut – as James Thomson argues in Entrepreneur Watch , we should remember that Australia’s jobless rate is still low by global standards. We also look at the collapse of a listed beauty group and examine the High Court’s decision to hear an appeal on the copyright stoush between iiNet and a group of television and movie studios. For all this and more, head to our home page . News High Court grants AFACT special leave to appeal iiNet copyright case Rise in jobless rate heightens rate cut expectations, but economists divided on employment prospects Inside George Calombaris’ $21 million empire Listed health and beauty company Beauty Health Group collapses after years of financial woes It’s not just households saving, report shows SMEs are too WA Liberal's franchising bill now hinges on Labor support New Ombudsman report sh