Bookkeeping is one of those relentless tasks in your business that you’d probably prefer not to do, but it's a vital part of your business. For many people, bookkeeping takes an immense amount of time and effort. It's important to consider your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to bookkeeping. Read more.
Wednesday 27 September, 2017 | By: Default Admin
6 months on from Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Queensland’s small businesses have once again shown their unique capacity to rebuild and get on with the job, according to the latest CCIQ research. Read more.
Throughout this series on the changes to Single Touch Payroll Reporting (STPR) we have covered how to get your business ready and what's changed and stayed the same.
Get the facts about the change and how STPR will impact your business from our partners BDO, watch the video now. Read more.
Monday 25 September, 2017 | By: James Flaherty
Small Businesses across Queensland will have welcomed the announcement by State Opposition Leader, Tim Nicholls MP, that, if elected, an LNP government would implement a Buy Local Policy for government contracts. Read more.
Thursday 21 September, 2017 | By: Default Admin
The latest figures from Queensland Government’s Statistician’s Office paint a stark picture of the small business climate in Queensland, as the GFC, mining boom to bust, rising energy and business costs have taken their toll on the engine room of the state’s economy. Read more.
One of the most common stress points for a small business owner is a lack of time. “Reclaim your time, and life!” is a half-day workshop I run which helps business owners build an ideal work-life balance and get back their free time. With this workshop, I’ve written an eBook which highlights some top tips to get your time back. Read more.
When Cyclone Debbie hit in March this year it left devastation in its wake. Businesses in the Townsville, Rockhampton, Mackay, and Bundaberg regions were the hardest hit, and flooding was seen all the way south to the border and into northern New South Wales. Read more.
Achieving success in your small business is a full-time job. Your pursuit for business success can be extremely time-consuming, drain most of your financial resources, and potentially ruin personal relationships. But when you finally achieve growth in your business, what are you doing to keep it? Read more.
Thursday 14 September, 2017 | By: Default Admin | Tags: Economy
This morning CCIQ participated in the annual BDO Economic and Political Update which featured an economic update from the Department of Treasury and a panel discussion including CCIQ GM of Advocacy Kate Whittle. Read more.
The success rate of employers in unfair dismissal cases has dropped below 40% for the first time, according to new figures. Read more.
Despite raising concerns over worker's performance, Brisbane business ordered to pay $5,000 in unfair dismissal case
The Fair Work Commission has found the dismissal of a human resources and training officer at a Queensland bitumen company was harsh and unjust, despite the business raising and documenting a number of concerns about the worker’s performance. 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.
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.
In a fast-paced economic climate, valuations are seen by most professionals as a fundamental cornerstone of good decision-making for businesses, now and in the future. While it is impossible to predict the future, preparing for uncertainty is a key differentiator between businesses that survive and those that don’t. Read more.
Throughout this series on the changes to Single Touch Payroll Reporting (STPR) we have covered how to get your business ready[https://www.cciq.com.au/news/getting-your-business-ready-for-single-touch-payroll-reporting/] and what's changed and stayed the same[http://https//www.cciq.com.au/news/single-touch-payroll-reporting-whats-changing-and-whats-staying-the-same/]. Read more.
Friday 8 September, 2017 | By: Kate Whittle
The Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 that was passed in Queensland Parliament yesterday is a prime example of poorly thought through, rushed legislation that will have massive unintended consequences for employment and jobs growth in Queensland. Read more.
Workplace investigators have raided dozens of Fortitude Valley businesses to audit their wages records after tip-offs that bosses routinely underpaid staff Read more.
Fair Work inspectors have raided more than 80 businesses in NSW in response to complaints of rampant underpayment of young workers. Read more.