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.
An agency named United Consulting supplied the employee to work as a mechanic at a car dealership in Richmond between January and March last year, but failed to pay the worker any wages. Read more.
The big state politics story this week has been the State Labor Government's recent decision to potentially give Queensland-based businesses a 30% preference on government contracts. Read more.
A Gold Coast security company owner is facing charges in the Federal Circuit Court for allegedly sacking a worker sick with pneumonia, threatening to sack staff who spoke to the Fair Work Ombudsman and underpaying staff. 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.
For more than 5 years, CCIQ has lobbied all governments for improved access to procurement opportunities for Queensland’s small businesses. Read more.
Being a small business owner I’ve always tried my hardest to take good care of my staff, but what I’ve realised over the years is that this means different things to different people. Regardless of what it actually means, there are many benefits to any business that truly has the emotional, physical and financial well-being being of their staff as major priorities. Read more.
Thursday 27 July, 2017 | By: Default Admin | Tags: Electricity
“Well, I guess we had better make a start….” Rod Sims, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)said, with his prophetic opening remarks at the first of many public forums in Brisbane Tuesday night in relation to the ACCC Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry. Read more.
On 9 June 2017 the long anticipated final report of the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (colloquially known as the ‘Finkel report’) was presented to the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG). 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.
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.
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.
While the Paris accord on climate change might be centre stage at the moment, CCIQ and members of its ecoBiz program are making real-world energy savings at a grassroots level. 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.
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.