In 2016, over 2.5 million foreign visitors arrived in Queensland, according to latest research by Tourism Research Australia. International visitors spent $5.1 billion, a 4 per cent increase on the previous year. Read more.
Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson and leading demographer Bernard Salt discussed the opportunities for small business growth and investment on the Sunshine Coast over the next 20 years at a special CCIQ business briefing in Brisbane today. Read more.
The number of young people entering into an apprenticeship or traineeship has been declining for the past five years, with student numbers in 2016 reflecting just half (54 per cent) of that in 2012. Read more.
Economic research by the Chamber of Commerce and Queensland (CCIQ) over the past six months has shown the Sunshine Coast as a regional powerhouse. Read more.
The irony of today’s union penalty rates protests is that they are not ending with a mass demonstration outside their own offices, according to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ), in collaboration with other industry associations, surveyed more than 1000 small businesses to assess the impact of the Fair Work laws, including penalty rates provisions. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has discussed the significance of the Fair Work Commission decision on penalty rates on ABC Radio Brisbane on Monday. Read more.
Tradies, healthcare specialists and financial gurus advising how to spend or save your money are driving a small business boom in Queensland. Read more.
CCIQ’s successful business sustainability program ecoBiz has gone from strength to strength as the program approaches 100 partners. Read more.
A crowd-funding campaign launched by CCIQ Collaborate accelerator hub residents Audeara Headphones has blasted past its initial six-figure target on day one. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has partnered with power management specialists Quality Energy to produce a white paper with tips to save 35 per cent off energy bills. Read more.
Small business operators from across Australia have spoken loud and clear – reducing penalty rates will allow them to hire more staff and give more work hours to existing staff, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today. Read more.
Once upon a time there was a workforce that worked a full time load each week from their workplace premises. Enter 2017 and a wide range of part-time, flex-time, activity based working, job sharing and work from home arrangements present the modern day business with a whole new realm of opportunity and challenge when it comes to workforce planning and management. Read more.
As business owners we often feel compelled to reduce prices in an attempt to compete with competitors. This can be a quick way to generate sales but does it damage our brand? Is there another way?
The State Government’s Youth Boost payment of $20,000 for regional employers who hire an unemployed young person aged 15-24 will now be made available until 31 October 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.