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Queensland business confidence hits four-year high

Monday 12 February, 2018 | By: Joseph Kelly

For the first time in four years, Queensland businesses are feeling optimistic about the future and confident in their operations, according to the latest Suncorp CCIQ Pulse Survey of Business Conditions. Read more.

PSA - CCIQ Email Breach: Lessons learned, and what it means for your business

Friday 2 February, 2018 | By: Colin Fruk | Tags: cyber security;

Dear members, friends and followers. I just wanted to let you know that one of CCIQ’s email accounts was breached by a third party yesterday in an attempted phishing attack. We’re confident the breach poses no danger to any other staff, members or customers of CCIQ. Our IT provider took immediate action to contain and eliminate any possible threats. We’re now conducting a thorough review of our cyber security systems and policies to make sure we are meeting best practice standards. Read more.

Business 2018

Wednesday 10 January, 2018 | By: Joseph Kelly

2018 has all the elements to be the year for business. At the close of 2017, the State Government was re-elected with a majority, albeit slim, helping to solidify political certainty for the next 2 years and 10 months. The Queensland economy reached $309 billion GSP during 2016/17, growing by 1.8% over the past year. Although lagging behind the national average growth of 2%, Queensland’s economy goes into 2018 with momentum. Read more.

Mid-Year Financial Updates Review

Wednesday 20 December, 2017 | By: Steven Gosarevski

Both the Federal and Queensland governments have released their respective mid-year budget updates, providing updated details of the fiscal outcomes for FY2017 and revised budget projections for the outlook period to FY2021. Read more.

Ecobiz

It’s the most wonderful(ly hot) time of the year

Tuesday 19 December, 2017 | By: James Flaherty

‘Tis the season to be jolly! But unlike our northern counter parts who worry about white outs, Queensland business have a higher concern about black outs. With soaring temperatures and parts of Queensland experiencing 45 degree days this week, expect the air conditioners to be cranking. However, with electricity prices having doubled in the past decade small businesses are turning to alternatives to keeping their operational costs down this summer. Electricity bills represent a significant chunk of mum and dad small business operating budgets and will continue to exert greater pressure on profit margins as prices remain volatile and continue to rise. Read more.