The Sunshine Coast is on the verge of a visitor explosion with the $350 million expansion of the airport to accommodate additional national and internationals flights by 2020. Read more.
Small business – the engine room of the Queensland economy – is going along nicely and showing positive signs for the year ahead. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is urging the Federal Government to provide detail quickly and efficiently so that businesses, particularly those in regional Queensland, can plan their workforce and be certain that they have the access to the skilled workers they need. Read more.
Many skills, over time, have been superseded. Remember those driving lessons where we learned to do a reverse parallel park? All that time spent learning how to set up the car, knowing when to start turning and when to stop is now moving to the long-term memory bank as these days, we can buy cars that will park for us!
In Australia natural disaster is never far away. We battle fire, flood, cyclones, storms and droughts - generally all in the same year, happening around the country. The cost both financially and emotionally is huge.
Few things bring business to a halt more effectively than an employee under the influence - drugs, alcohol and work aren’t a healthy workplace cocktail! So, in your small business, we suggest you keep things clean from the very start and put in place set procedures and best practice to avoid incidents.
What to do about the high-performing employee who continuously fails to live up to the organisation’s behavioural standards? How you answer this question sends a very loud message to your employees and others.
What business experiences do you remember – the ones that are horrible, good, great or extraordinary? Chances are they are the horrible and the extraordinary ones, with the others simply blurred into your distant memory. As a small business owner, how do you want your customers to remember you?
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the announcement by the State Government that it will boost the $240 million ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ initiative by a further $10 million. Read more.
The unfortunate news of George Calombaris’ restaurants underpaying staff $2.6 million is a timely reminder for business to improve systems and processes especially in light of impending introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STPR) legislation that comes into force next year. Read more.
With the release of the New Payments Platform (NPP) due later this year, commercial spectators are predicting Australia could be a cashless society by the year 2020 with the introduction of the instantaneous money transfers. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) expects many small businesses to close completely over the four-day Easter break or reduce their trading hours. Read more.
How many times have you thought, “I wish I had less time to make a quality hire”?
It can be safely assumed that the answer is, simply, never. The hiring process is a dynamic, demanding one, and it is only made harder by impending deadlines and overflowing stacks of CVs. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Read more.
There’s a joke that the best place to hide a dead body is in the second page of Google search results – with good reason. Very few people click past the first page, which is why it’s so important for your website to appear on the first page of someone’s search. Read more.
Tourism and sport go hand in hand with the Sunshine Coast’s idyllic lifestyle. Read more.