I’ve been watching the world of 3D printing evolve over the past few years. Initially my thoughts were that it was a bit of gimmick, basically we would be able to buy a $5000 printer and print out a whistle. How wrong I was. 3D printing is truly extraordinary and right here right now, it is transforming industries around the world.
The confidence that many have in the resilience of our North Queensland communities is certainly not misplaced. Read more.
Overall Economic Impact – Still being calculated, Insurance agencies are predicting over a billion dollars in claims. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) said small businesses had taken a huge hit from Cyclone Debbie, but would bounce back with the help of governments, banks, insurance and tourists returning to the region. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) welcomes childcare reforms, which should increase workforce participation through financially assisting parents in returning to work. Read more.
Small business confidence is rising in the Wide Bay-Burnett region on the back of infrastructure delivery. Read more.
The pending introduction of the Australian Tax Office’s (ATO's) Single Touch Payroll Reporting (STPR) requirements from July 2018 will create significant changes for how businesses across the country report to and engage with regulators. Read more.
The Sunshine Coast has some of the best restaurants, cafes and food places anywhere in Queensland, if not Australia. Read more.
Knowing what's best for your brand from a legal perspective can be tough. Understanding the difference between trade marks and copyright can save your business money and can be valuable for your brand. Copyright is a very useful form of IP and certainly has its uses, but information about what's right for your business can be hard to disseminate. Read more.
It was 6:36pm on a Saturday night when the first text message came in “Catastrophic fire danger forecast. Avoid bush fire prone areas. Consider leaving now or early in the morning.” The messages continued further into the night “It is unlikely a fire can be stopped in catastrophic conditions. Activate fire and evacuation plans now.”
Most of us understand branding when it comes to buying things. We tend to have our favourite brands in clothing, perhaps electrical items, cars, food, restaurants and pretty much everything we buy. Even if particular brands aren’t out favourite, we might value some other quality that is important to us. For example a budget airline that we know offers us the cheapest fare but lousy service can still be considered a favourite brand. Read more.
Some of Queensland major and much-needed infrastructure projects are a step closer today. Read more.
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.
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.