Why coworking works: the change your business needs

Why coworking works: the change your business needs

In this new and exciting digital world, it is easier than ever to launch a business with nothing more than a laptop, an Instagram account and a dream. But what do you do once you pick up some steam and find that the dining room table just isn't cutting it anymore? The solution tens of thousands of Australians are turning to is coworki...

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Being busy does not mean being unhealthy: Top tips for businessmen and women

Being busy does not mean being unhealthy: Top tips for businessmen and women

As the saying goes, 'if you do not make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.' Australian businessmen and women are often highly skilled when it comes to managing resources, budgets and risks in business, but many fail miserably when it comes to managing their own health, diet, fitness and gener...

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The best Australian hotels for business travellers

The best Australian hotels for business travellers

As millions of Australians travel interstate for business each year, the tourism industry is rapidly changing to keep up with the technological demands of travellers. Fast and reliable internet services during domestic flights and from within our hotel rooms is an expectation, not an extra. Whether constant access to technology is hea...

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The five questions to ask before buying a company car

The five questions to ask before buying a company car

Whether you're a start-up or a mature company, you may wonder if buying a car or vehicle for your business is the right decision. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there are over 3.8 million commercial vehicles (trucks, buses, and other light commercial vehicles) on the books in Australia. That's a lot of choice. ...

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Treat your top clients to Christmas in July-style luxury

Treat your top clients to Christmas in July-style luxury

Christmas is a twice-yearly event at The Hamper Emporium and your valued clients and staff can rejoice in the specialty gift-giving gourmet pleasures to treasure. Show your business associates and dedicated employees that they are worth their weight in gold when you indulge them in the winter-warming abundance of luxurious Christmas in Ju...

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How UKO is empowering inner-city renters with its "co-living" model

How UKO is empowering inner-city renters with its "co-living" model

Co-working spaces have transformed the way many of us work and operate. They are the spaces that underpin many great Australian entrepreneurs and startups. UKO hopes to achieve a semblance of this culture, but instead for the residential market with its unique and Australian first "co-living" buildings. Developed by serial p...

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TRAVLR partners with 8common on business and leisure travel platform

TRAVLR partners with 8common on business and leisure travel platform

Listed fintech group 8common (ASX: 8CO) has tapped travel disruptors TRAVLR to assist in the development of a new business leisure platform. Called Benefits8 the employee benefits platform has been created to serve the growing business and leisure travel opportunity sector and will leverage 8common's Expense8 business unit. The Ex...

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Leaders and entrepreneurs band together to aid the homeless

Leaders and entrepreneurs band together to aid the homeless

Several of Brisbane and the Gold Coast's most inspiring business leaders will be sleeping rough for the Vinnies CEO sleepout next month to raise much needed funds that will aid the homeless. Joining the cause is ERM Power CEO Jon Stretch and Rowland CEO Geoff Rodgers, who have been named ambassadors of the event, plus Business News Au...

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The Star to launch new Jones Bay Wharf restaurant

The Star to launch new Jones Bay Wharf restaurant

For the first time ever, The Star is going off-property to launch its latest restaurant headed up by two superstar chefs in July this year. The Star's new signature restaurant, Chuuka, will take over an iconic location in Jones Bay Wharf, previously home to iconic Sydney restaurant Flying Fish. Headed by Chef Chase Kojima (picture...

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Brisbane to host ATP Cup key matches from 2020

Brisbane to host ATP Cup key matches from 2020

Wrapping up on Sunday was the Brisbane International, a now world-renowned tennis tournament that locals and travellers flock to. But from next year the competition is going to look a little bit different. The tournament has been chosen as a host for some key men's games in the ATP Cup final, a new competition that's set to lu...

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Staying ahead of the competition as a CFO

Staying ahead of the competition as a CFO

The role of the CFO in modern business is facing more pressure thanks to the increased importance of data collection, fierce competition from rivals and the need to modernise workplaces, according to a leading Australian analytics consultancy. Brisbane-based Bistech has released a report which shows there may be no position under more pre...

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How the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins plans to keep its status as the best luxury hotel in Melbourne

How the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins plans to keep its status as the best luxury hotel in Melbourne

Love them or loathe them, travelling to hotels is part of the deal if you're in business. Conferences, meetings, interstate jaunts...whatever the reason, the hotel you pick for your time interstate can be a vital decision. Keren Southgate, director of sales and marketing at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, understands the importa...

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Brisbane's QueensPlaza to undergo $36m revamp

Brisbane's QueensPlaza to undergo $36m revamp

Vicinity Centres, the owner of Brisbane inner city shopping destination QueensPlaza, announced on Friday that its redevelopment application for the centre has been approved by Brisbane City Council. Through a $36 million development, the company plans to elevate QueensPlaza's precinct and shopping capabilities to cater for a growing d...

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Event booking hours in Coast venues doubles after Commonwealth Games

Event booking hours in Coast venues doubles after Commonwealth Games

The Queensland Government has announced all venues that were newly constructed or upgraded for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are fully booked for the remainder of 2018. Queensland Minister for Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games, Kate Jones, has confirmed that the $300 million plus investment in venue i...

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New supercar to be tested at South Australian motorsport park

New supercar to be tested at South Australian motorsport park

An all-new racing car will make its debut in Adelaide, Australia's car manufacturing capital, before its release to the market later this year. The new Brabham racing car will be pushed to its limits in South Australia's newly opened Tailem Bend Motorsport Park ("The Bend"). The Brabham BT62 was launched in Australia...

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The height of luxury: from a private jet to your superyacht holiday

The height of luxury: from a private jet to your superyacht holiday

A quick question for all the luxury holiday-chasers out there; what could you possibly do to improve upon a superyacht charter escape exploring the far-flung islands of some exotic destination? Well. Get there by private jet, of course! If there's one way to push the boundaries of opulence on any holiday, it's travelling via p...

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The Star Gold Coast reveals sneak peek of new rooftop venue

The Star Gold Coast reveals sneak peek of new rooftop venue

Ahead of its official launch on Friday, The Star Gold Coast has revealed a sneak peak of its new rooftop venue, Nineteen at The Star. Designed with high-end class and sophistication in mind, the rooftop venue promises to "prioritise and celebrate the natural beauty" of the Gold Coast. Located on the top level of The Darling,...

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The most passionate chef in Queensland is at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

The most passionate chef in Queensland is at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Passion. It oozes out of Garry Kindred and you can't help but get swept up by his enthusiasm for food. The Executive Chef at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre gets visibly excited when he talks about his job running the main kitchen and 12 satellite kitchens at Broadbeach. "Being a chef is more than liking food,...

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The Test Drive that's designed to help you stand out from the crowd

The Test Drive that's designed to help you stand out from the crowd

An undergraduate degree was once a distinguishing feature of employability and a person's skills in the business landscape. Today however, undergrads have become the new norm and expectations now turn to higher levels of study. Professionals look to postgraduate degrees and other forms of upskilling to improve their own personal b...

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How an MBA inspired Scott Thomas' transition from science to startup

How an MBA inspired Scott Thomas' transition from science to startup

WHEN Scott Thomas (pictured left)  first enrolled in a Master of Business Administration (MBA) course, he knew that he wanted to grow his career prospects. What he didn't expect was that he'd be running his own business only a few years down the track. Thomas was working at Brisbane's BP oil refinery when he enrolled ...

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