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Smartcompany news and analysis: Will dumping the GST threshold save jobs? We investigate, Brendan O’Connor’s surplus focus, New billionaires – old sectors, Our priciest suburbs

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Will dropping the GST threshold on imported goods really save Australia’s bricks and mortar retailers from the online onslaught? Last week the National Retailers Association claimed up to 30,000 jobs could be saved if the GST-free threshold on imported goods was dropped from $1,000, but a SmartCompany investigation suggests the price differentials on many imported goods are so big that buying habits will not change as the NRA expects. We also talk to new Small Business Minister Brendan O’Connor, look at the five scams that SMEs should avoid and in Entrepreneur Watch , James Thomson pays tribute to former COSBOA chief Jaye Radisich, who died tragically over the weekend. Have you checked out our brilliant new sister site, LeadingCompany yet? It’s packed full of daily insights for leaders and managers who want to take their company to the top. It’s free to register and you’ll also receive a brilliant free eBook, 101 Great Leadership Insights . News Will dropping

Five lessons from Gasp’s customer complaint disaster, House prices slip again, Google’s new analytics tool, EFTPOS owner slammed by Federal Court: Smartcompany News & Analysis:

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Today on SmartCompany we extract five lessons from the unfortunate response by clothing retailer Gasp to a customer complaint, look at the latest Google Analytics gadget that webmasters will love and ask why electronic payments group ePal has been slammed by the Federal Court. Plus in Entrepreneur Watch , James Thomson looks ahead to this weekend’s footy Grand Final with a lesson from the AFL. For all this and more, head to our home page . News Five lessons for SMEs from the Gasp customer service debacle Eftpos-owner ePal forced to concede changes to payment system could lead to increased charges House prices fall 0.4% in August, RP Data figures show Young women now most common online shoppers, retailers say Google upgrades Analytics tools to include real-time updates Super body urges vote against re-election of James and Lachlan Murdoch after ‘failures of overnsight’ by News Corp board Government unveils $44.7billion underlying deficit: Midday roundup

Cut SMEs tax rate to 25%: Greens, How household prices will move under carbon tax, Legal wars of the wealthy, Why location beats: Smartcompany News & Analysis:

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Today on SmartCompany we look at The Greens’ call to cut the company tax rate from 30% to 25% for SMEs, examine how the price of a swag of household goods will change under the carbon tax and look at whether Telstra can pull off its latest big re-branding exercise. Plus in Entrepreneur Watch , James Thomson looks at the faltering Research In Motion, the company which makes the BlackBerry. Its joint CEOs are no longer billionaires and there are calls for the company to sell assets. For all this and more, head to our home page . News Milk up 0.4%, booze up 0.2% – Treasury releases preliminary breakdown of price impact from carbon tax Property hunters value location over house size, new report claims SMEs question banking relationships after sharemarket volatility: Report Can Telstra make its rebranding work? Expert says changes must be matched by internal restructure iiNet releases NBN prices, lets users pick and choose price and speed levels Gina R