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.
Christmas certainly proved the season of giving as Queensland small businesses enjoyed record sales figures. Read more.
Small businesses across Queensland are leading the charge in national retail growth, according to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.
Billion-dollar windfalls from government, lower electricity prices forecast, increased spending from shoppers and improving economic activity – Queensland small businesses could be forgiven for thinking all, if not some, of their Christmases are coming at once. Read more.
The work Christmas party season is in full swing. Read more.
Small business owners across Queensland can sense economic momentum building, but will need more than three months of improving conditions before they are convinced the economy has turned the corner and is back on track, according to latest research. Read more.
The most recent retail trade data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown signs of continued sales momentum in Queensland, with the official growth rate rising by 0.4 points to 3.1 per cent in September. Read more.
The recent upturn in the State economy is pointing to better Christmas sales, according to latest data from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.
The recent decision awarding a former State Government employee more than $1 million confirms that employers must provide adequate bullying and harassment training to their management staff. Read more.
One reason that people go into small business is to build themselves an empire. Once you get bitten by the small business bug it can be contagious and the world is your oyster it seems. Oh, but the number of times I have seen people jump at opportunities to grow but ultimately end up costing them everything they own. They risked it all and lost. Read more.
One of my first jobs was in the deli section in a supermarket. I still remember how excited I was to walk in on that first day to be handed a little paper hat that would eventually become the source of many jokes from my mates for years to come. My first few days were typical for many entering a new business; classroom ‘training’, forms to fill out and a middle aged woman telling me how lucky I was to be a part of the company. Read more.
As a professional speaker, I have been taught that there are two critical parts to a speech. These are the beginning and the end. Any audience will usually remember best what comes first in a speech and what comes last in a speech. For this reason, all speakers know to plan these two parts of the presentation very carefully. Read more.
One of the biggest challenges a business can face is finding skilled employees who are the right fit – would you agree? Read more.
We’d just come back from a family camping trip. Still in holiday mode and not wanting it to end we decided to look at caravans. Read more.