David Olsen

An undercover economist and a not so undercover geek. Politics, business and psychology nerd and anti-bandwagon jumper. Can be found on Twitter: David Olsen - DDsD

Ten tips to improve small business credit practices

Small businesses are often burned by bad debtors because they haven't put in place solid workable credit practices to evaluate those they do business with. We asked Veda Advantage to provide ten top tips to help small businesses adopt and implement best practice credit practices.

1 in 4 Gen X & Y access work email on their mobiles

Gen X and Y are increasingly taking their work mobile, with 25 percent using their mobile phone to access work emails on the go, according to a new survey.

Travel insurance: Are you really covered?

When it comes to travel insurance, the devil is in the detail! Here are some expert tips and common traps when looking for a policy that will cover your business trips and honour your claims.

Ten tips for better eating in the office

To help you improve your workplace nutrition, Fruit at Work’s resident nutritionist, Stephanie Stephenson has provided her top 10 tips to help you reign in your workplace diet.

Pretzel World on a path to franchise world domination (in Australia)

Pretzel World is on a path to franchise world domination (in Australia) with the company looking to expand its footprint across the country following a rise in enquires and a tripling in sales in some stores.

HTC Desire S to launch exclusively on Telstra Next G

Telstra will launch the HTC Desire S smartphone exclusively on its Next G network in Australia, making the announcement after HTC unveiled the Google Android powered Desire S overnight at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

7 fast facts about business printing

Did you know, that by switching from Arial font to Century Gothic, you require around 30% less printer toner?

Online ‘presale’ shopping set to double in 2011

Online 'presale' shopping is expected to double in 2011, with presale shopping portal Lasoo.com.au recording a record 5.6 million product interactions in December last year, with the exponential growth of online pre-shopping expected to continue in 2011.

Telstra to sell Sony Ericsson Xperia neo exclusively in Australia

Telstra will bring the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo Android powered mobile phone to its NextG network in Australia before the end of June this year.

Telstra 4G LTE mobile broadband network to launch by the end of 2011

Telstra will launch a 4G mobile broadband network that in testing has achieved 100Mpbs download speeds later this year, upgrading it's existing NextG mobile network to support 'Long Term Evolution' (LTE) technology in all Australian CBD's and selected regional centres by the end of 2011.

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Dealing with financial stress

It is common for people working in business to be concerned with or stressed about their business finances at some point.

How Australian retailers are reimagining customer experience

The customer is always right is an adage that has been driving the way we do business for years. While the concept of...

Regional company pivots to manufacture COVID-19 face masks

As COVID-19 wreaked havoc nationally and demand for safety equipment grew, Victoria’s regional medical device manufacturer Care Essentials pivoted its focus to...

Mental Health in The Disinformation Age

The recent Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, looks at some of the devastating impacts that technology and artificial intelligence (AI) are having on...

Greater Sydney NYE restrictions tightened

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a further tightening of COVID-19 restrictions for NYE as 18 new community transmissions are detected overnight.

Leverage crypto traders lose over $US13 billion in 2020

Data from cryptocurrency trading simulator Crypto Parrot has found that cryptocurrency traders on Bitfinex and BitMEX lost $US13.47 billion in 2020.

US House approves $US2,000 checks in COVID-19 stimulus bill

The US House of Representatives has approved increasing COVID-19 stimulus checks from $US600 to $US2,000, however it is still uncertain whether these...

Britain’s financial firms in limbo over Brexit deal

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has professed that the recently secured Brexit trade deal falls short for financial services.