The Youth Boost payment of $20,000 (for a full time employee) is available to eligible employers who hire an unemployed young person aged 15-24 before 28 February 2017. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says the Fair Work Commission has adopted a common sense and practical approach to penalty rates for the retail and hospitality sectors. Read more.
Mental illnesses are an increasing issue for employers, costing Australian businesses an estimate $11 billion per year. Read more.
CCIQ’s successful business sustainability program ecoBiz has gone from strength to strength as the program achieves new star partners every week. Read more.
New economic data confirms small business optimism at the start of 2017 with a strong shift in attitude towards the overall economic outlook in Queensland. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIQ) is encouraged by the prospect of jobs created by retail trading hours reform, but is still concerned about the impact of the majors’ market dominance over small businesses. Read more.
Your website is your business card to the world. But is it enough to have a website that looks great on desktop devices? Definitely not - if you don’t have a mobile-friendly site, you could be missing out on a serious amount of business. Here are the top 5 reasons why you need to be mobile-friendly to maximise your online efforts. Read more.
Running a business is all consuming. To be successful we have to work crazy hours, give it our one hundred percent focus, take risks, make mistakes, have some victories and somewhere in amongst the madness have a life. We also need to make sure we are planning for the future. Read more.
When people start out in business, they often think that as long as there is money in the bank, they’re doing ok. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Think about it for a minute. Do you look at your bank account and if there’s money in the account think that you’re ok, that you have enough to pay the wages, the rent and other bills you know are due? Read more.
I’m not a huge fan of airing my politics. I sit back and watch, make decisions, get involved in things I believe in. But my beliefs are just that, mine, and you can have yours. Because of that I was determined not to write about Donald Trump and the American election, but something’s brewing that’s got me fired up. Something that I believe to be a huge issue in the world and in the world of business.
Small businesses across Queensland desperately seeking faster internet have been left flabbergasted by latest developments. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says reports of alleged under-paying and exploitation of workers by a very small number of businesses is damaging the reputation of the vast majority who do the right thing. Read more.
New childcare legisaltion has been welcomed by the Queensland small business community, with more women hopefully able to return to the workplace. Read more.
The Federal Government has made significant changes to Australia’s superannuation system. Read more.
Christmas certainly proved the season of giving as Queensland small businesses enjoyed record sales figures. Read more.
Small business confidence heading for high points in 2017 Read more.
Do you fully understand your power bill and who decides how much you are paying for your consumption and your network charges? Read more.
With Thursday’s Australia Day being a public holiday, it’s no surprise that many Queenslanders will seize the opportunity for a four-day weekend. Read more.
It isn’t a case of the chicken and the egg when it comes to infrastructure and businesses: bring the infrastructure and the businesses will come. Read more.
Queensland small business has started the New Year in fine fashion with new data from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) confirming improved economic activity. Read more.