TECHIES: 'STOP CREATING FOR THE TOP 5 PER CENT'

TECHIES: 'STOP CREATING FOR THE TOP 5 PER CENT'

WE need to return to the old internet if humanity has any chance, according to American tech veterans Anil Dash and Mike Monteiro, who give businesses a couple of tips on how to do so.

Dash (pictured right) says he feels a 'deep grief' mourning the internet of just 10 years ago which in his view was a more amicable place.

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MEN LOSE OUT IN CHASE FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE

MEN LOSE OUT IN CHASE FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE

THE chase for work-life balance appears to be working well for women, but it could be hurting opportunities for advancement among their male counterparts, according to a new report. The report, compiled from a survey conducted by Chief Executive Women and Bain & Co, has found a worrying reverse gender bias in the workplace as the corp...

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HOLLYWOOD CALLS ON GC BEAUTY COMPANIES

HOLLYWOOD CALLS ON GC BEAUTY COMPANIES

IT has only been operating for five weeks, but already Gold Coast company Hot Tresses is getting recognition from Hollywood. The vegan hair care company has been invited to include its products in the Oscar's gift bags, joining local beauty product manufacturer Cherry Blooms, which is also getting kudos among celebrities.  Ho...

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COAST CATCHING UP AFTER YEARS OF 'NOTHING'

COAST CATCHING UP AFTER YEARS OF 'NOTHING'

EIGHT years of inactivity has finally caught up with the Gold Coast, and Mayor Tom Tate says the latest flurry of development activity across the city is giving rise to perceptions of a construction overload.  However, Tate, who is hoping to win a second term in the city's top job at the council elections in March, sees it as a b...

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QUEEN'S WHARF PLANNING SCHEME IN PLACE

QUEEN'S WHARF PLANNING SCHEME IN PLACE

THE Queensland Government has formally adopted the development scheme for the renewal of the Queen's Wharf Brisbane Priority Development Area, securing a jobs boost for the city. The development scheme provides the planning framework for the assessment of Destination Brisbane Consortium's proposal, which is made up of The Star Ent...

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MERLO GRINDS THROUGH COFFEE CAPITAL

MERLO GRINDS THROUGH COFFEE CAPITAL

MERLO'S expansion plans continue to percolate, with the coffee chain set to open its first roasting house in Melbourne. The Brisbane-based business will launch its 'torrefazione' at Queen Victoria Market at Peel Street on February 10, with the first beans to be roasted later this week. Founder Dean Merlo says the deal has ...

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STRAIGHT TALK: WISDOM FROM THE GRAPEVINE

STRAIGHT TALK: WISDOM FROM THE GRAPEVINE

TERRY Morris is the epitome of a serial entrepreneur, with business interests in everything from wine to pubs and motor sport. Morris is the managing director of the Morris International Group of Companies - an organisation with a diverse portfolio with divisions including property, manufacturing, information technology, tourism, venture ...

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DINGO DIGS DEEP FOR OFFSHORE OPPORTUNITIES

DINGO DIGS DEEP FOR OFFSHORE OPPORTUNITIES

SOFTWARE company Dingo is set to unearth growth opportunities in South America as it capitalises on a growing investor appetite for projects in the mining and resources industry. The region has taken Australia's top spot for investment in the sector ahead of Canada, with 26 per cent of capital directed towards South America according ...

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#SQUADGOALS FOR BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

#SQUADGOALS FOR BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

#SQUADGOALS isn't just for Taylor Swift fans, but the name of a new school camp for budding entrepreneurs launched by Startup Apprentice and The Rogue and Rouge Foundation.

The local social enterprises are collaborating and providing an opportunity for 30 future leaders to head to Rebel Valley in the Gold Coast Hinterland in January 2016 ...

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TURNING RETAIL ON ITS HEELS

TURNING RETAIL ON ITS HEELS

FAST fashion retailers and online competitors are taking their toll on department stores globally, but the same can't be said for the innovative brands many of them rely upon to drive sales.

The department store struggle is reflected in falling market capitalisation, with Myer losing three-quarters of its value since its 2009 ASX deb...

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LONDON CALLING, AS RELOAD GOES 'ALL IN'

LONDON CALLING, AS RELOAD GOES 'ALL IN'

RELOAD Media is hitting its stride as a global marketing agency after reporting a 120 per cent revenue lift at its London office this year. The Brisbane-based firm announced a string of appointments and international secondments to keep up with demand in the UK, following a number of account wins and growth across its digital and consulti...

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CYCLE STATION SHIFTS UP A GEAR

CYCLE STATION SHIFTS UP A GEAR

CYCLE Station owners Terry and Jake Wolki took an unorthodox approach when they bought the Albury business in 2011. Rather than sticking to something they knew and about which they were passionate, the businessmen decided to take a buy in with a blank canvas. The strategy has paid off, with the business growing annual bike sales from ...

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JUSTIN LANE GOES THROUGH THE ROOF

JUSTIN LANE GOES THROUGH THE ROOF

JUSTIN Lane has said goodbye to sister-restaurant Cavalier, and hello to a new rooftop bar which has already dramatically boosted revenue for the popular noshery. Founder Adam Haralampou (pictured) has launched a brand new offering that encompasses a dedicated pizza takeaway shop, a dedicated pasta bar, retail facilities and Burleigh'...

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PREPARING FOR THE MILENNIAL TIDAL WAVE

PREPARING FOR THE MILENNIAL TIDAL WAVE

KEVIN Nicol is not your typical entrepreneur. For a start he heads an accounting firm, working in a profession that has been built on an image of conservatism. However, for Nicol (pictured), the CEO of Gold Coast based Quill Group, dramatic changes in the world of business have demanded a strategy that keeps pace. Part of the change h...

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BOSSES MAKE A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

BOSSES MAKE A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

BRISBANE business and community leaders have taken a stand to end domestic violence against women by banding together today in support of White Ribbon Day. More than one woman a week is killed by a current or former partner nationally, according to White Ribbon Australia. Now in its 12th year, the campaign focuses on the positive role...

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MEET THE GOLD COAST'S FUTURE CITY LEADERS

MEET THE GOLD COAST'S FUTURE CITY LEADERS

GROWING the Gold Coast's corporate culture and increasing job opportunities in the city are priorities for these future city leaders. Hailing from different backgrounds, with different experience, they all have one thing in common they want to see the Gold Coast flourish as a world-class business destination. Business News Austral...

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TATE STAKES HIS JOB ON CRUISE TERMINAL SUPPORT

TATE STAKES HIS JOB ON CRUISE TERMINAL SUPPORT

MAYOR Tom Tate is gambling his mayorship on an offshore cruise ship terminal, unveiling his vision for the controversial project just three months before the next council election. Tate wants to build a pylon-type structure situated on the ocean side of The Spit, opposite Sea World Resort, and says he will use the March 19 election to gai...

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THE LAY-OFF THAT LED TO SUCCESS

THE LAY-OFF THAT LED TO SUCCESS

BEING made redundant is one of the biggest fears and setbacks for any modern professional. Not only did Sarah Bartholomeusz lose a living, she found herself jobless 32 weeks into a pregnancy. An ordinary person might have crumbled under the pressure, however Bartholomeusz remained resilient and saw an opportunity to kick-start YouLega...

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IT'S TIME TO STOP TALKING ABOUT TOURISM

IT'S TIME TO STOP TALKING ABOUT TOURISM

THE Gold Coast must stop relying on its traditional economic driver of tourism and invest in innovation and entrepreneurship if it wants to grow to be a worldly city, says leading entrepreneur Matt Desmier. The founder of Silicon Beach UK talked to Business News Australia about growing Bournemouth from a seaside town to the UK's faste...

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THE FUTURE OF FOOD: IT'S A BUG'S LIFE

THE FUTURE OF FOOD: IT'S A BUG'S LIFE

EDIBLE insects and catfish are being served up at a $100,000 Brisbane pitch aimed at solving big-picture global problems.

Brisbane-based food facilities designer Wiley is this week focusing more than ever on fostering innovative solutions to solve global food production and security problems, teaming up engineers with savvy business minds.&nb...

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