HARNESSING ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

HARNESSING ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

ARE entrepreneurs born or made? According to Bond University’s assistant professor of Entrepreneurship, Baden U’Ren (pictured), a little education goes a long way towards tipping the scales in favour of success, particularly in the post-GFC economy. Every one of the 2011 Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalists must be con...

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THAT'S THE SPIRIT BRISBANE

THAT'S THE SPIRIT BRISBANE

ARE entrepreneurs born or made? According to Bond University’s assistant professor of Entrepreneurship, Baden U’Ren (pictured), a little education goes a long way towards tipping the scales in favour of success, particularly in the post-GFC economy. THE finalists in the Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year have not just survived ...

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TRANSITIONING THE VALUES OF A FAMILY BUSINESS

TRANSITIONING THE VALUES OF A FAMILY BUSINESS

FAMILY business owners are keen to keep the business in family hands, but are concerned about their offspring’s ability to take over, according to the annual Family Business Survey undertaken by KPMG and peak body Family Business Australia. CEO of Family Business Australia Philippa Taylor (pictured), says that ‘control’ in a fa...

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ADDING VALUE TO TRADE A MUST

ADDING VALUE TO TRADE A MUST

AUSTRADE senior trade commissioner in Hong Kong (HK) Phil Ingram (pictured), argues that Australian companies wanting to trade in the city state must offer more than just value for money. HK has become very competitive for Australian entrepreneurs to operate in because it is a very open market. There are no barriers to entry, tariffs or strict r...

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PUTTING BUSINESS RESEARCH TO PRACTICE

PUTTING BUSINESS RESEARCH TO PRACTICE

PROFESSOR Per Davidsson from the QUT Business School argues that we would see more successful private companies if they were to adopt research-based knowledge. Imagine a world where doctors learned their profession early in life and then stopped caring about the science of medicine. For the remainder of their career they would instead rely exclu...

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PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM INTERNET FRAUD

PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM INTERNET FRAUD

PROFESSOR Iain Morrison (pictured), who is head of Bond University’s IT School, says more than one million Australians will fall victim to information and computer fraud this year. Australian governments estimate engagement with the internet has generated more than 50 per cent of the gains in the economy over the past 10-15 years...

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BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

AMBITIOUS, resilient and creative - candidates for the Brisbane Business News Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010 do not rest on their laurels. In fact some don’t seem to rest at all. Success doesn’t come easily as many will attest and the decision for a winner this year came right down to the wire. Judges were split over who w...

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EMBRACING A DIGITAL ECONOMIC FUTURE

EMBRACING A DIGITAL ECONOMIC FUTURE

BRISBANE has the potential to lead the way as one of Australia’s smart cities. In this special technology edition, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr (pictured) talks about advances in technology regarding ICT, BIM and the NBN roll-out. When Queenslanders faced one of the worst natural disasters ...

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THE SINGAPORE STOCK EXCHANGE

THE SINGAPORE STOCK EXCHANGE

THERE'S little doubt that the Asian dollar will play a larger part in Australian business moving forward. Corporate lawyer Olivia Christensen (pictured) highlights some key information about another of the Asian markets – the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX). SGX Main Board – Listing Criteria Financial admission tests (3 options) &...

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DIGESTING THE STATE GOVERNMENT'S FOOD POLICY

DIGESTING THE STATE GOVERNMENT'S FOOD POLICY

THE State Government’s Food Policy to further build Queensland’s multi-billion dollar agriculture industry, will not be without challenges, according to the president of the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) Gary Sansom (pictured). The government has committed an initial $2 million to the initiative, but is it enough? The St...

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ASIA PACIFIC CITIES SUMMIT A BOOST FOR BRISBANE

ASIA PACIFIC CITIES SUMMIT A BOOST FOR BRISBANE

The 2011 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) is an integral part of Brisbane City Council’s economic development agenda to generate international networks and promote business relationships throughout the Asia Pacific region. Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk urges businesses to take advantage of the opportunities at the summit. THE 2011 APCS...

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THE CITY'S PIONEERING LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM

THE CITY'S PIONEERING LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM

RAPID Transit Project director Tim Poole (pictured) explains the selection process with GoldLinQ and how it will deliver the city’s $1 billion pioneering light rail system. The Rapid Transit Project will transform the face of the Gold Coast, which will boast the most modern public transport system in the country.

As such, the importance of...

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BUSINESS TOURISM POWERS AHEAD

BUSINESS TOURISM POWERS AHEAD

It’s an industry worth an estimated $700 million a year to Queensland. We’re talking about the business events sector – a vital component of the local economy. With the 23rd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show about to drop anchor on our shores, Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jan Jarratt talks up the ...

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ARE ACCOUNTANTS MOST TRUSTED BY SME TO ADVISE?

ARE ACCOUNTANTS MOST TRUSTED BY SME TO ADVISE?

A SURVEY of more than 600 Australian and 240 New Zealand business owners conducted by an accountancy, financial planning and law association has discovered that accountants are the most trusted advisers when it comes to business advice. The MSI Global Alliance March 2011 survey scanned a range of business and personal financial advice areas, whe...

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JUNE QUARTER OUTLOOK REVEALS DECLINE IN EXPECTATIONS

JUNE QUARTER OUTLOOK REVEALS DECLINE IN EXPECTATIONS

BUSINESS expectations have declined as consumer deleveraging weighs down retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers, according to the latest Dun & Bradstreet Business Expectations Survey. Dun & Bradstreet CEO Christine Christian believes the latest results show that consumer deleveraging is becoming an entrenched trend that is primari...

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WHAT'S THE OUTLOOK FOR AUSTRALIA'S NEW WORLD CITY

WHAT'S THE OUTLOOK FOR AUSTRALIA'S NEW WORLD CITY

It is often said that resilience and strength is revealed in periods of disruption. Brisbane business has undoubtedly shown these qualities following the January flood event and the weak global economic conditions over the past two years. CEO of Brisbane Marketing John Aitken, says the city, as always, will continue to deliver.

THE construction i...

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STOCK PICKS 2011

STOCK PICKS 2011

Has confidence returned? INDUSTRY opinion is split on exactly when investor confidence will return to the stock market, but the consensus is that plenty of cash will be thrown around when it does.

The head of Queensland’s largest independent stock market advice and education firm believes the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will be a ...

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MARCH QUARTER OUTLOOK POSITIVE

MARCH QUARTER OUTLOOK POSITIVE

AUSTRALIA's economy is becoming increasingly resilient to consumer apathy as firms engaged in B2B trade and those exposed to the emerging economies of Asia keep the domestic economy powering ahead – even while retailers struggle to convince consumers to spend. Dun & Bradstreet CEO Christine Christian (pictured) comments on the...

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$1.9 BILLION REASONS WHY IT'S GAME ON

$1.9 BILLION REASONS WHY IT'S GAME ON

IT'S less than five months until the Gold Coast makes its final bid submission to the Commonwealth Games Federation and less than 10 months until the 2018 host is announced. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games CEO Mark Peters, explains why hosting the Games is more than just an opportunity to become the international sporting hub of Australia...

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