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.
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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.
As Parliament readies to debate the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill tomorrow, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says small businesses hope a lifeline is thrown their way by MPs to “keep competition alive”. Read more.
Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations Grace Grace introduced the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill 2017 to the Queensland Parliament in March. Read more.
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has been singing the praises of the CCIQ-Suncorp Pulse Survey of Business Conditions today. Read more.
Small business confidence in Queensland is increasing significantly, reaching its highest level for three years, according to latest research by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.
Wednesday 17 May, 2017 | By: James Flaherty
Since the collapse of the Yabulu nickel refinery in April 2016, Townsville’s unemployment rate has skyrocketed into double-digits with little suggesting the worst may be over. Townsville Read more.
Do you sometimes wonder how to keep your highest performing employees working at that level? Or perhaps simply how to keep them and avoid them being poached by rivals. Read more.
Winning an award in front of your clients, stakeholders and industry peers is one of the most powerful and targeted ways to showcase and strengthen your brand.
Business is like traveling, you need the right information to get where you’re going. I recently booked into a hotel overseas that was a two-minute train trip from the airport. That sounded easy enough until I got there and tried to figure out what station and which train to catch. Read more.