Queensland’s trade surplus on goods and services narrowed to $6.6 billion in the June quarter based on the latest Balance of Payments data released by the ABS. The trade surplus hit a record high of $9.5 billion in December 2016 but has since declined 30 per cent during the first half of 2017. Read more.
It’s not all sun, sea, surf and sport on the Sunshine Coast. There is another seriously significant S word: Services. Read more.
In business most of us develop products or services based on what we think our customers will buy. Read more.
Energy Consumers Australia (ECA) released its first ever Energy Consumer Sentiment Survey and report last week (July 27) and it makes for some interesting reading. Read more.
Recruitment and training is a significant cost imposition for small business. Read more.
Queensland small businesses believe their local councils are not doing enough to create jobs, fix roads and strengthen the community. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) launched a new range of low or no-cost tools[https://www.cciq.com.au/services/] for members this week, signalling another innovative change in the way it supports small business in Queensland. Read more.