Friday 16 June, 2017 | By: Default Admin
Employers are being encouraged to take on an apprentice through two key initiatives announced in the 2017-18 State Budget handed down this week. Read more.
When Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt handed down his third State Budget yesterday, plans to reduce the red tape burden on businesses were notably absent. Read more.
The new Sunshine Coast CBD and the rapidly-expanding reputation of the region as the place to do business is likely to attract bigger players in coming years. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is delighted with a near million-dollar boost to its ecoBiz program, which will help more small businesses save on their energy bills. Read more.
Tuesday 13 June, 2017 | By: James Flaherty | Tags: Budget
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says Treasurer Curtis Pitt’s third and last Budget before the next State Election delivered few surprises or sweeteners for small business today. Read more.
Friday 9 June, 2017 | By: Default Admin
The long awaited Finkel Report was released this afternoon bringing clarity and a ‘blueprint’ to fixing the ailing National Electricity Market (NEM). Read more.
The Australian economy extended the period of economic expansion to 26 consecutive years, defying the global impacts of the Asian Financial Crisis, the Dot-Com crash and the GFC. Read more.
Two years on from the original announcement, the business community can now rejoice over the passing of legislation introduced by the Turnbull Government that will allow more small businesses to access a number of concessions. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says the Fair Work Commission decision to increase the National Minimum Wage and modern award rates by 3.3 per cent will be the largest increase handed down in seven years. Read more.
When businesses plan for the future, some risk it all on entirely new ideas, products and services, while others look at ways to improve their current offering. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says State Government pre-Budget plans to invest in energy supply is a step in the right direction, but will not reduce electricity prices for small businesses in the short to medium term. Read more.
The pre-Budget announcement to invest in energy supply for Queensland takes some general steps in the right direction, but will not reduce electricity prices for businesses in the short to medium term. Read more.
Queensland small businesses are once again facing an electricity price hike this year with the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) releasing its final determination on notified prices for Regional Queensland. An 8.2 per cent rise has been indicated, sending shockwaves throughout the business community. Read more.
There is a lot of discussion about the wave of “Baby Boomers” who will be looking to sell their businesses in the next few years, in fact some estimates have the number as high as 700,000 businesses. Read more.
Over the past six months, electricity pricing has become a hot topic, dominating much of the Federal Government’s rhetoric leading up to the 2017-18 Federal Budget in May. However, despite all the posturing, the Budget was energy “lite”. Read more.
In 1894, Pierre de Coubertin proposed the slogan Faster, Higher, Stronger as communicating the ideals of the Olympics. In 2017, businesses face increasing competition to survive in their market and there is room for but a few. In this article, we’ll share five ways you can win gold in your marketplace.
The idea behind technology is that it is supposed to make our lives easier. However, too often it’s just an overwhelming source of frustration and well, expense. It is important to go into the field with a game plan, otherwise you will step into the stadium (or Google) and find yourself surely overwhelmed with every coach, fan and player (software apps and reviews) screaming at you... Read more.