Businesses which rely on Queensland’s vocational education and training (VET) system to skill their current and future employees will no doubt be wondering what all the changes in this space will mean for them. Read more.
From what can be gathered from the key findings of the Brisbane Metro business case, all signs indicate that the project will have substantial benefit to residents and businesses. Read more.
Small businesses in regional Queensland face another $100 hike in their electricity bills following an unexpected increase determined by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA). Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is concerned about proposed labour hire legislation before State Parliament which is “rushed’ and only adds to red tape for small business. Read more.
Your accounting system should be providing you with useful information to assist you in managing and growing your business. Unfortunately, this may not be the case. Read more.
No matter what area of your life you examine, if you want to make a positive difference you need to learn the skill of INFLUENCE. Influence is the key to bringing others onboard, keeping them onboard and to removing resistance. Read more.
Do you recognise this experience?
Yesterday at work something happened that wasn’t particularly pleasant. Perhaps a customer complained or an employee phoned in sick unexpectedly and you were relying on them. Read more.
There are new rules coming into effect from 1 July 2017 and they will be severe for those who fall foul of the ATO’s requirements. The worst part of a default notice on your credit rating is that it stays on the credit report for five years. Read more.
Have you ever written something only to re-read it and realise you have no idea what you were on about, let alone your audience? Or do you just not even know how to get started writing your copy? Read more.
Who else here hates selling? I have no doubts most of you would have put up your hand because most people don’t enjoy the art of selling or being sold to. So, when it comes to your own business the last thing you want to do is to be selling, right! Read more.
If you’re not on Google, you may as well not be on the internet. Google suffered an outage for 5 minutes back in 2013 and it resulted in a drop of 40% in global internet traffic. To think that one company is responsible for almost half of the world's internet traffic, blows my mind. Read more.
Have you posted on one job board, waited for the applications to roll in, then were surprised to see that they, simply didn’t? Job boards are useful for increasing the visibility of job vacancies. However, this visibility is limited to active job seekers that happen to put in the right search terms. Read more.
Social media is a great innovation allowing businesses to expand their market reach and engage with new audiences. It allows businesses to connect with little or no marketing budget and opens up a new world of business like never before. Read more.
If you had the ability to travel back in time and adopt a business change before it swept through, would you do it? If you knew then what you know now about social media, would you have jumped in earlier? Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is pleased to see a common-sense approach by the crossbenchers on shop trading hours’ reform. Read more.
When it came to communicating with his employees, the newly appointed CEO of an accounting firm adhered to a rather tight-lipped philosophy: “Only tell them what they need to know”.
In the web design business, second to choosing a web designer, creating content is one of the most difficult tasks a business owner is faced with when it comes to creating a new website. Adding to the challenge, once the website is live the fact is that content is one of the best forms of raising your profile as an expert in your industry, and consequently marketing your business.
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.
Forgive me if this title sounds like I’m recommending you treat your customers like cattle or sheep, waiting there ready to be milked or shorn! I’m simply using an analogy and it is absolutely not the way I want you to treat your customers. I’d like you to look at this in the context of you running a profitable, sustainable and long lived business.
It’s always important to have an open mind when recruiting staff particularly when it comes to employing a person with a disability. Just like all employees, people with disability bring a range of skills and abilities to the workplace. Read more.