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Pinching himself: a digital pioneer’s sweet ride

Greg Roebuck still can’t quite believe how successful his auto sales website has been. “I continue to pinch myself,” he says of his sharemarket-listed business. “I started as a software guy and I run a business that’s knocking on the door of the ASX 100 and has got a market cap of $1.8 billion.

Read more: Cashing in on a payment revolution


Cashing in on a payment revolution

When it comes to collecting money from customers, cafes have traditionally been low-tech – a couple of gold coins for a coffee, maybe a card payment for a bigger order. But Shawn Karakashian, of Get York Coffee in Sydney’s CBD, is at the forefront of a revolution that is changing the way small businesses take payments and keep track of their customers.

Read more: Finding your customers’ pain points