BOTOX INDUSTRY NOT SO SMOOTH ON THE GOLD COAST

BOTOX INDUSTRY NOT SO SMOOTH ON THE GOLD COAST

ALLEGATIONS that Gold Coast beauty businesses are watering down their Botox products to undercut competitors have been dismissed by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).  Recent media reports suggest clinics on the Gold Coast are heavily diluting their products in order to attract cash-conscious consumers. However, t...

Read More...
BRISBANE'S BOLD PLAN TO BECOME A NEW WORLD CITY BY 2022

BRISBANE'S BOLD PLAN TO BECOME A NEW WORLD CITY BY 2022

BRISBANE has laid plans to put itself firmly on the global stage through a bold strategy that aims to encourage new-age thinking to build upon the success of last year's acclaimed G20 conference. The Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan, prepared by the Lord Mayor's Economic Development Steering Committee, has handed down 40 k...

Read More...
GREETERS PROGRAM SECURES NEW PERK

GREETERS PROGRAM SECURES NEW PERK

THE Coffee Club has teamed up with the Brisbane Greeters program to welcome visitors to the city with a cuppa. The Brisbane-based café franchise is the first official sponsor of the initiative created by Brisbane Marketing in 2012. The free ambassadorial service has welcomed more than 25,000 visitors to Brisbane from its networ...

Read More...
PIZZA-PRENEURS BRING IN THE DOUGH

PIZZA-PRENEURS BRING IN THE DOUGH

A YOUNG entrepreneurial couple has pocketed more than $50,000 from the Domino's (ASX:DMP) Pizza Mogul campaign, with their international inspired pizzas. Emma Edwards and Cameron Blackburn charged to the top of the Pizza Mogul leader board with their range, #FlavoursOfTheWorld. The website and app allows Australian users to create...

Read More...
MOWR APP AIMS TO CUT MORE THAN GRASS

MOWR APP AIMS TO CUT MORE THAN GRASS

THE rise of the share economy has led to more people outsourcing daily tasks, with one Gold Coast man staking claim to some turf in the sector. Tom Matthew (pictured) plans to develop an app to transform the landscaping industry and make it easier for people to hire a lawn mowing service. MOWR uses GPS technology to provide an overvie...

Read More...
TATTS GROUP BETS ON REMODEL TO BOOST SALES

TATTS GROUP BETS ON REMODEL TO BOOST SALES

UBET has opened its first Australian store in Brisbane, as part of a multi-million dollar rebranding strategy of TattsBet. The UBET New Farm store is the first to be overhauled in its network of more than 1200 retail sport and race betting outlets. Parent company Tatts Group (ASX:TTS) is chasing an increase in sales following the mode...

Read More...
GRANTS TO KICK-START BRISBANE TECH SCENE

GRANTS TO KICK-START BRISBANE TECH SCENE

BRISBANE technology start-ups are being encouraged to apply for an investment program to get their hands on a share of $25,000 in funding. The Lord Mayor's Budding Entrepreneurs Program offers grants of up to $5000 for business owners to study, attend a start-up conference, seek professional advice or participate in a trade mission. ...

Read More...
TOUCH OF COUNTRY HEADING TO THE CITY

TOUCH OF COUNTRY HEADING TO THE CITY

BRISBANE will experience a taste of the country life, when Southern Queensland Country takes over Eat Street Markets at Hamilton. The showcase will run on April 17 and 18, in celebration of Southern Queensland Country in autumn, with special guest chef Miguel Maestre. Maestre will lead cooking demonstrations using produce from the reg...

Read More...
VIRGIN AUSTRALIA VOTED BEST TRAVEL SITE

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA VOTED BEST TRAVEL SITE

VIRGIN Australia's (ASX:VAH) website is taking off, with Australians voting it the best for online flight and travel bookings. According to the 2014/2015 Travel Website Consumer Recommendation and Loyalty Study, Virgin Australia's site was a leader in overall value, ease of navigation and customer service and support. The airli...

Read More...
BEGINNING BOUTIQUE RANKS NO. 1 IN AUS

BEGINNING BOUTIQUE RANKS NO. 1 IN AUS

AHEAD of Audi Australia and BMW Australia, Beginning Boutique has taken out the top spot in Australia for social media engagement, impact and responsiveness.

The winner of Brisbane Business News' Retail & Services category in the 2014 Young Entrepreneur Awards scored the highest for all three key performance indicators of Engagement L...

Read More...
UBER ROARS THROUGH BRISBANE WITH PR STUNT

UBER ROARS THROUGH BRISBANE WITH PR STUNT

UBER, the company meowing through the taxi industry's monopoly, has attempted to soften its image with the delivery of kittens on demand.

Playing the cards of charity and cute animals in the name of viral marketing and good PR, Uber teamed up with six animal shelters across major cities in Australia today to offer its UberKITTENS service....

Read More...
BRUCE LYNTON CHARITY BALL TURNS 15

BRUCE LYNTON CHARITY BALL TURNS 15

THE Bruce Lynton Charity Ball will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2015, aiming to raise even more money for organisations such as the Cancer Council, Guide Dogs Australia, Surf Life Saving, and Youngcare.

The event, run by Gold Coast car dealership Bruce Lynton, raised $118,000 last year and has raised over $1.5 million since its inception...

Read More...
NEW APP TO ASSIST DURING NATURAL DISASTERS

NEW APP TO ASSIST DURING NATURAL DISASTERS

A TEAM of researchers at the University of Queensland have launched a new web application which has the potential to help residents get a real time snapshot of damage and disruption during cyclones, floods and bushfires. In addition, the WikiQueensland big-data fusion system provides open data across a range of areas including safety, hea...

Read More...
TRADE MARK OR 'ARI VIDERCI'

TRADE MARK OR 'ARI VIDERCI'

'CIAO' business owners, a recent High court Decision has implied now is the time to register non-English language trade marks in Australia.

Two coffee distributors, Cantarella and Modena, found themselves embroiled in a heated brew over the Italian words 'oro' and 'cinque stelle', which mean 'gold' and 'fiv...

Read More...
RFG INCENTIVE SCHEME TO BOOST FRANCHISE INQUIRIES

RFG INCENTIVE SCHEME TO BOOST FRANCHISE INQUIRIES

RETAIL Food Group (ASX: RFG) has 263 shops up for grabs and it is willing to pay to find the best candidates to take them. The Gold Coast-based franchisor of Brumby’s Bakeries, Michel’s Patisserie, Donut King and Crust Pizza, says it is offering a cash reward of $5000 for a recommendation that leads to a franchisee signing for...

Read More...
ONLINE SALES SOAR FOR EAGLE BOYS

ONLINE SALES SOAR FOR EAGLE BOYS

EAGLE Boys is celebrating the record breaking success of its most recent ‘Mad Minutes’ digital campaign. The pizza restaurant’s two-week online marketing drive saw an approximate 50 per cent increase in sales from the fortnight prior, with nearly 40 per cent of those customers visiting the site for the first time. Ea...

Read More...
JOURNALISTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA SHARE COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP

JOURNALISTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA SHARE COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP

AUSTRALIAN journalists have a strained relationship with social media, the 2014 BBS Media Survey reveals.  Social media acts as a valuable tool for any journalist, with approximately three-quarters of those surveyed agreeing that media outlets frequently monitored their online traction, and more than 90 per cent supporting the monito...

Read More...
SEARCH FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

SEARCH FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

AFTER a year marked by growing confidence and a rise in business activity, the search is on to find the Gold Coast young entrepreneurs who have capitalised on the opportunities offered in 2014. Gold Coast Business News has launched the 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards with a host of new categories that will highlight the brighte...

Read More...
VALLEY HOTEL HAS VICTORY IN ITS SIGHTS

VALLEY HOTEL HAS VICTORY IN ITS SIGHTS

A LUXURY Fortitude Valley hotel will be competing for the top spot at the 30th annual Queensland Tourism Awards (QTAs) alongside 200 other state tourism businesses.  Having taken out Luxury Accommodation awards at the QTAs in 2012 and 2013, the Emporium Hotel aims to seize the trifecta, bringing the business one accolade closer to a ...

Read More...
IGNITE YOUR TASTEBUDS

IGNITE YOUR TASTEBUDS

FOODIES unite for Brisbane’s sixth annual Regional Flavours festival on July 19 and 20 at South Bank Parklands.

More than 70,000 people are expected to enjoy two full days of culinary experiences at the free food and wine festival, which will spotlight Matt Preston from MasterChef Australia as a special guest among others.

Regio...

Read More...

BOOK YOUR FUNCTION SPACE HERE

 

 

 

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 1487
Mudgeeraba QLD 4213

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter