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Derek Parker

Derek Parker is a freelance writer based in Melbourne, and a former editor of INTHEBLACK (when it was known as Australian CPA). His reviews and articles, mainly dealing with business issues and current affairs, appear in a wide range of publications in Australia and overseas. His first novel, This Tattooed Land, was published in 2014.

Striking up conversations with strangers can be difficult but the conference itself means that there is already professional common ground and subjects to discuss.

How to network at a conference


Many firms do not regularly reach out to their clients to get insights that will help deliver greater value.

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Good-quality properties are still selling on auction day, and usually at the top end of their quote ranges.

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How the right graphics take presentations to a new level


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Data sweet spot for coffee chain


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Public sector agencies are exploring the potential of blockchain technology.

How governments are using blockchain technology


Many firms do not regularly reach out to their clients to get insights that will help deliver greater value.

Use data analytics to deliver distinctive experiences to your accounting clients


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Side hustle: why there’s no better time to be a part-time entrepreneur


Before you take a career leap, it helps to have a plan.

Considering a career change? Plan carefully.