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.
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.
Beware of the marketing fluff
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.