In the run up to the state election small businesses called for greater emphasis to be placed on skills and workforce developments and will be pleased at the announcement of a combined portfolio of Employment, Small Business and Training and Skills Development in the new Palaszczuk government. Read more.
In the wake of the Weinstein situation, wherein over 65 women have come forth amidst allegations of sexual harassment and assault by serial predator Hervey Weinstein, communities across the globe have joined together to revolt against oppressive sexual harassment, starting the #metoo campaign, and leading to a worldwide ‘purge’ of predators across various industries and vocations. Read more.
Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomised by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" of 2017. Read more.
CCIQ congratulates Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on leading the Labor Government to a second term in office in Queensland. Read more.
From payroll and rent to advertising expenses, there are many costs that come with operating a small business. Some are more important than others but one expense you should never try to downscale is building a professional and usable website. Read more.
Labor and the LNP have saved the biggest disappointment for the last days of this election campaign. Read more.
Businesses are constantly frustrated by lost opportunities when they have difficulty recruiting appropriately skilled staff. Youth unemployment has also been a pressing issue for Queensland, with the youth unemployment rate remaining stubbornly high across Queensland’s regions. Read more.
Growing Queensland’s economy means growing Queensland’s small businesses. Unfortunately, many businesses cannot capitalise on the vast opportunities afforded in the new global economy, or worse yet fail, due to the amount and complexity of red tape that they must frequently tackle.