Over the past six months, electricity pricing has become a hot topic, dominating much of the Federal Government’s rhetoric leading up to the 2017-18 Federal Budget in May. However, despite all the posturing, the Budget was energy “lite”. Read more.
In 1894, Pierre de Coubertin proposed the slogan Faster, Higher, Stronger as communicating the ideals of the Olympics. In 2017, businesses face increasing competition to survive in their market and there is room for but a few. In this article, we’ll share five ways you can win gold in your marketplace.
The idea behind technology is that it is supposed to make our lives easier. However, too often it’s just an overwhelming source of frustration and well, expense. It is important to go into the field with a game plan, otherwise you will step into the stadium (or Google) and find yourself surely overwhelmed with every coach, fan and player (software apps and reviews) screaming at you... Read more.
Albert Einstein’s quote: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results” is well known. It’s what led him to his various discoveries. Einstein kept trying different things and it really is no different in business when it comes to making money. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says the upcoming State Budget must lift business confidence and provide stable, consistent fiscal and economic policy to ensure small businesses continue to invest and employ. Read more.
While the Paris accord on climate change might be centre stage at the moment, CCIQ and members of its ecoBiz program are making real-world energy savings at a grassroots level. Read more.
Businesses which rely on Queensland’s vocational education and training (VET) system to skill their current and future employees will no doubt be wondering what all the changes in this space will mean for them. Read more.
Small businesses in regional Queensland face another $100 hike in their electricity bills following an unexpected increase determined by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA). Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is concerned about proposed labour hire legislation before State Parliament which is “rushed’ and only adds to red tape for small business. Read more.
Do you recognise this experience?
Yesterday at work something happened that wasn’t particularly pleasant. Perhaps a customer complained or an employee phoned in sick unexpectedly and you were relying on them. Read more.
Your accounting system should be providing you with useful information to assist you in managing and growing your business. Unfortunately, this may not be the case. Read more.
If you’re not on Google, you may as well not be on the internet. Google suffered an outage for 5 minutes back in 2013 and it resulted in a drop of 40% in global internet traffic. To think that one company is responsible for almost half of the world's internet traffic, blows my mind. Read more.
Have you posted on one job board, waited for the applications to roll in, then were surprised to see that they, simply didn’t? Job boards are useful for increasing the visibility of job vacancies. However, this visibility is limited to active job seekers that happen to put in the right search terms. Read more.
Have you ever written something only to re-read it and realise you have no idea what you were on about, let alone your audience? Or do you just not even know how to get started writing your copy? Read more.
Who else here hates selling? I have no doubts most of you would have put up your hand because most people don’t enjoy the art of selling or being sold to. So, when it comes to your own business the last thing you want to do is to be selling, right! Read more.