Where can I get finance to grow my business? - Part Two

Friday 4 August, 2017 | By: Peter Winterflood | Tags: BDO, Finance, Business Growth

In this second part of the series on obtaining finance for your business, we look at obtaining finance from banks and non-bank lenders. Understanding working capital finance is often the most challenging form of finance to obtain. This is a complex area as there are numerous variables to consider, but let’s look at the basics. Read more.

CCIQ welcomes 'Buy Queensland' with open arms

Saturday 29 July, 2017 | By: Default Admin

The Queensland Procurement Strategy and Policy (QPP) announced by the Premier this morning is multi-billion dollar shot in the arm for the state’s small business and for every region of Queensland. Read more.

Do you really take care of your staff? It’s easy to talk about, harder to do.

Thursday 27 July, 2017 | By: Andrew Griffiths | Tags: Taking care of staff, Running a small business, emotional well-being, job security

Being a small business owner I’ve always tried my hardest to take good care of my staff, but what I’ve realised over the years is that this means different things to different people. Regardless of what it actually means, there are many benefits to any business that truly has the emotional, physical and financial well-being being of their staff as major priorities. Read more.

ACCC Sparks Electricity Debate in Brisbane

Thursday 27 July, 2017 | By: Default Admin | Tags: Electricity

“Well, I guess we had better make a start….” Rod Sims, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)said, with his prophetic opening remarks at the first of many public forums in Brisbane Tuesday night in relation to the ACCC Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry. Read more.

Workplace safety requires more than a band-aid

Friday 21 July, 2017 | By: Jennifer Gutwenger | Tags: Workplace safety

When in the thick of productivity, small business owners tend to get caught up in day-to-day core business and urgent affairs - it can take some grit to get the ball rolling on those other stickier, more time-consuming tasks. The tasks we put on the back burner and bank for another day. Confidence can get in the way too, hoping that unlikely events don’t occur and hedging bets that luck is always on side.  Read more.

The Future of Finkel

Friday 14 July, 2017 | By: Default Admin | Tags: Electricity, Power Prices

On 9 June 2017 the long anticipated final report of the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (colloquially known as the ‘Finkel report’) was presented to the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG). Read more.

Life Savers – Why First Aid Training is Good for Your Business

Friday 14 July, 2017 | By: Jennifer Gutwenger | Tags: First Aid Training

As small business owners, we’re always thinking about productivity, immersed in day-to-day and in the grip of deadlines and targets. It can make getting to grips with other tasks like first aid training, often regarded as incidental to the core business, a little sticky. You’re not alone if you put them on the back burner. But you’re not wise, either. Hedging your bets and hoping that nothing untoward happens is neither good judgement nor good practice. Read more.