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.
Getting noticed in our busy world is not easy. It’s estimated that the average person is exposed to somewhere between 3,000 and 20,000 brands per day. That’s a lot of brand noise!
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.
Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson and leading demographer Bernard Salt discussed the opportunities for small business growth and investment on the Sunshine Coast over the next 20 years at a special CCIQ business briefing in Brisbane today. 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.
Economic research by the Chamber of Commerce and Queensland (CCIQ) over the past six months has shown the Sunshine Coast as a regional powerhouse. Read more.
The irony of today’s union penalty rates protests is that they are not ending with a mass demonstration outside their own offices, according to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ), in collaboration with other industry associations, surveyed more than 1000 small businesses to assess the impact of the Fair Work laws, including penalty rates provisions. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has discussed the significance of the Fair Work Commission decision on penalty rates on ABC Radio Brisbane on Monday. Read more.
Tradies, healthcare specialists and financial gurus advising how to spend or save your money are driving a small business boom in Queensland. Read more.