No matter what area of your life you examine, if you want to make a positive difference you need to learn the skill of INFLUENCE. Influence is the key to bringing others onboard, keeping them onboard and to removing resistance. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is pleased to see a common-sense approach by the crossbenchers on shop trading hours’ reform. Read more.
When it came to communicating with his employees, the newly appointed CEO of an accounting firm adhered to a rather tight-lipped philosophy: “Only tell them what they need to know”.
In the web design business, second to choosing a web designer, creating content is one of the most difficult tasks a business owner is faced with when it comes to creating a new website. Adding to the challenge, once the website is live the fact is that content is one of the best forms of raising your profile as an expert in your industry, and consequently marketing your business.
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In our socially active world, there is no doubt that social media has greatly impacted our lives. How we interact with our friends, how we entertain ourselves, how we do business and of course, how we market to our audience has all changed.
Forgive me if this title sounds like I’m recommending you treat your customers like cattle or sheep, waiting there ready to be milked or shorn! I’m simply using an analogy and it is absolutely not the way I want you to treat your customers. I’d like you to look at this in the context of you running a profitable, sustainable and long lived business.
As Parliament readies to debate the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill tomorrow, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says small businesses hope a lifeline is thrown their way by MPs to “keep competition alive”. Read more.
Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations Grace Grace introduced the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill 2017 to the Queensland Parliament in March. Read more.
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has been singing the praises of the CCIQ-Suncorp Pulse Survey of Business Conditions today. Read more.
Since the collapse of the Yabulu nickel refinery in April 2016, Townsville’s unemployment rate has skyrocketed into double-digits with little suggesting the worst may be over. Townsville Read more.
Outsourcing the collection of outstanding debts is not only more effective; it also makes good business sense. Read more.
On Friday, the world experienced the wrath of a well-coordinated ransomware attack, known as WannaCry. A number of large companies have already been impacted, including Britain’s public health system, FedEx in the USA and Spanish telecom provider Telefonica.
Winning an award in front of your clients, stakeholders and industry peers is one of the most powerful and targeted ways to showcase and strengthen your brand.
Business is like traveling, you need the right information to get where you’re going. I recently booked into a hotel overseas that was a two-minute train trip from the airport. That sounded easy enough until I got there and tried to figure out what station and which train to catch. Read more.
Small business confidence in the Toowoomba and Surat Basin region is higher than other parts of Queensland, according to latest research by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says small business welcomes new State Opposition policy aimed at cutting red tape. Read more.