Taking care of your staff is an invaluable asset to your business, not only for your staff but also for the reputation and growth of the business. In this article, we explore the benefits and actions you can take to improve a caring work environment. Read more.
When considering business growth, you must consider what business growth means for you outside of the traditional, profits and revenue in order to have a successful business, and a happy life. Read more.
For many years, bookkeeping was the bane of my business existence. I’m embarrassed to say it now, but when I bought my first business over 30 years ago, my idea of bookkeeping was to put everything in the clichéd shoe box and take it to my poor accountant once a year and leave him to sort it out. Read more.
A former Brisbane 7-Eleven operator has been hit with $168,000 in penalties for short-changing workers and falsifying records to conceal the underpayments. Read more.
A survey conducted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has found that 1 out of 3 Queensland businesses spend more than 6 hours a week on red tape. Read more.
The Fair Work Ombudsman is making it easier for migrant workers to report workplace concerns to the agency by launching its popular Anonymous Report function in 16 languages other than English. Read more.
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.
For more than 5 years, CCIQ has lobbied all governments for improved access to procurement opportunities for Queensland’s small businesses. Read more.