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.
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.
As a business owner you know that defining your target market is a highly effective way to optimise marketing resources. 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.