A ROUNDABOUT WAY TO AVOID STARTUP PITFALLS

PROFESSIONAL DJ Mitch Hills was set to own his own house in Brisbane at the age of 20 after saving $100,000. About to sign the dotted line, he made a split decision to become an entrepreneur instead. A year on from the launch of his 'Tinder for travel' app AroundAbout, Hills has released his biggest update yet. He has also shared ...

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MOTORCYCLE HOLDINGS SHARES GAIN SOME SPEED

SHARES in national motorbike dealership group Motorcycle Holdings (ASX:MTO) accelerated rapidly on their ASX trading debut this morning, hitting a high of $2.59. The shares surged 30 per cent more than their $2 issue price, before retreating to hover around $2.50 by the midday session. The Brisbane-based company, chaired by former Sup...

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THE E-LEARNING EDGE TO INSPIRE A WORKFORCE

A BRISBANE production studio's decision to diversify into the online training sector is paying dividends, with plans to crack the Asian market in the works. Cutting Edge acquired a 70 per cent stake in a training organisation in 2014, after noticing some of its clients struggling to communicate with employees. In partnership with ...

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$200M LIGHT RAIL EXTENSION GETS UNDER WAY

THE second stage of the Gold Coast light rail is off to an immediate start this month after GoldLinQ awarded the $200 million construction contract to CIMIC Group (ASX:CIM). The company says construction will be due for completion in late 2017, in line with expectations that it will be ready for the Commonwealth Games. The 7.3km exten...

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ERADICATING PLASTIC WASTE ONE HOUSE AT A TIME

IT'S a scene that often confronts avid surfers as they head to some of the most idyllic breaks in South-East Asia - rafts of plastic waste lapping at the shoreline around a busy harbour. For Gold Coast surfboard shaper and the founder of Firewire, Nev Hyman (pictured below), it was a call to action that led him to establish a social e...

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