What business task have you put on the back burner lately? Perhaps a more important question is: How much is neglecting that task costing you?
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.
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.
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.
Tourism and sport go hand in hand with the Sunshine Coast’s idyllic lifestyle. Read more.
CCIQ is delighted that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is making Far North Queensland the first stop on his regional bus tour where he will get to meet many of the 22,049 small businesses that call the region home and contribute to the employment of over 110,000 locals across every imaginable industry. Read more.
I’ve been watching the world of 3D printing evolve over the past few years. Initially my thoughts were that it was a bit of gimmick, basically we would be able to buy a $5000 printer and print out a whistle. How wrong I was. 3D printing is truly extraordinary and right here right now, it is transforming industries around the world.
The confidence that many have in the resilience of our North Queensland communities is certainly not misplaced. Read more.