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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ALEX CORREA EXECUTIVE OPENS DOORS TO ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS

ALEX CORREA EXECUTIVE OPENS DOORS TO ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS

THE BILLY Blue College of Design has added a gem to its portfolio, completing its partnership with Alex Correa Executive to deliver the recruiter's new headquarters. After several months in development, Alex Correa Executive's new head office is now open for business near Brisbane's riverside precinct on Market Street. Dir...

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INNOVATION EXPERT EXPLAINS WHY CHOOSING THE RIGHT MBA IS KEY

INNOVATION EXPERT EXPLAINS WHY CHOOSING THE RIGHT MBA IS KEY

Building on success requires the right toolbox. In the competitive and ever-changing work environment, business leaders believe knowledge and connections are crucial keys. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is one avenue professionals are more frequently turning to, as they seek to develop networks and improve their tech...

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MORE THAN JUST MONETARY VALUE: THREE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GET AN MBA

MORE THAN JUST MONETARY VALUE: THREE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GET AN MBA

AN MBA, or Master of Business Administration, can be your springboard to better career prospects, a career switch or increased success in the business world. Aside from aspirations of becoming a high-flying CEO, there's more to an MBA than what it can offer in monetary value and impressive job titles. Here are three reasons to stu...

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RE-IMAGINING THE MODERN OFFICE SPACE

RE-IMAGINING THE MODERN OFFICE SPACE

GONE are the days when working in an office meant being stuck behind a high-walled cubicle. Open-plan office designs have become the new norm, creating an environment where workers can freely move about and discuss ideas. Many offices have even adopted a 'hot desk' policy, where people switch workstations on a daily basis. ...

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NEW VEHICLES - A LUXURY TRAP OR NECESSITY?

NEW VEHICLES - A LUXURY TRAP OR NECESSITY?

IT'S OFTEN said that the cars we drive say a lot about us, and we are sometimes unknowingly stereotyped by the vehicles that we drive. For instance, if you drive a Jeep, you're an outdoorsy type. If you have a Benz parked in your drive, you must be rich. The list goes on, and It's not as if the stereotypes are connected withou...

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HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER THROUGH TRAINING

HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER THROUGH TRAINING

GIG economy, remote working, and freelance Friday are more than just buzz terms; our workforce is changing, and so too is its driver: education.

But it's not the online education revolution you might think. As industry insiders speculate online education and course delivery will be the way of the future, Melbourne startup training.co...

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TEST DRIVE A POST GRAD AT BOND

TEST DRIVE A POST GRAD AT BOND

THERE'S only one way to really move your career into the fast lane, says Bond University, and 'test driving' will help you figure that out quick smart.

Bond Business School is offering a Postgraduate Test Drive, for those who are curious, but not yet committed.

A test drive like none other, Bond Business School offers complimen...

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HOW TO ATTRACT STAR TALENT TO YOUR BUSINESS

HOW TO ATTRACT STAR TALENT TO YOUR BUSINESS

PAID gender-neutral parental leave has taken the shine off pay equity as the most important priority for professional women in Australia.

With only 48 per cent of large Australian organisations offering paid parental leave, the study launched today by Diverse City Careers reveals there's still ways to go.

Diverse City Careers (DCC), wh...

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KNOWLEDGE WORKERS AMONG MOST SOUGHT AFTER IN 2017

KNOWLEDGE WORKERS AMONG MOST SOUGHT AFTER IN 2017

BUSINESSES searching for efficiencies and improved systems are in search of knowledge workers early this year, says the latest Hays Quarterly Report for January-March 2017, making them among the most in-demand in the labour market.

Hays Australia and New Zealand managing director, Nick Deligiannis, says employers are looking to add value...

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HIGH-FLYERS TAKE OFFICE PARTY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

HIGH-FLYERS TAKE OFFICE PARTY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

BUSINESS News Australia's Gold Coast team took their end-of-year celebrations to new heights, as the crew suited up for a session at iFly Indoor Skydiving in Surfers Paradise. Managing director Camilla Jansen, alongside team members Karen, Kim and James donned the signature blue and orange jumpsuits before launching into two rounds in...

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CHINESE DRIVE GOLD COAST TO A MILLION MILESTONE

CHINESE DRIVE GOLD COAST TO A MILLION MILESTONE

INTERNATIONAL visitor numbers for the Gold Coast have breached one million annually for the first time, although it is business travellers rather than holidaymakers that have recorded the biggest percentage growth over the past year. The latest International Visitor Survey conducted by Tourism Australia reveals that 1.014 million internat...

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WHY YOU SHOULD CARE FOR YOUR BODY AS MUCH AS YOUR BUSINESS

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE FOR YOUR BODY AS MUCH AS YOUR BUSINESS

ENTREPRENEURSHIP is a busy business. It can be all-consuming, but it is important not to neglect your health You don't have to turn to science to understand the benefits of getting in regular exercise, as Steve Hunt, from Media Hunt Communications, says, "it makes you feel fantastic and ready for the day". In fact, the H...

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JUPITERS REVEALS FIRST LOOK AT NEW ATRIUM BAR

JUPITERS REVEALS FIRST LOOK AT NEW ATRIUM BAR

JUPITERS has unveiled designs for its new and improved Atrium Bar, ahead of the casino's transition to The Star brand. The revamped design by Brand + Slater architects promises to serve up an intimate atmosphere, combined with a sense of occasion for both business and leisure guests. Brand + Slater Architects Director Luis Nheu sa...

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DIVERSE CITY CAREERS JOINS FORCES WITH FEMECONOMY

DIVERSE CITY CAREERS JOINS FORCES WITH FEMECONOMY

DIVERSE City Careers (DCC) has added a consumer activism element to its growing network of partners to advance gender equality. The jobsite for women has teamed up with shopping for equality website Femeconomy to offer approved brands a 10 per cent discount on DCC's services. "DCC identifies and collaborates with partners who...

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GC HYUNDAI WANTS YOU TO TAKE HOME A GENESIS FOR THE WEEKEND

GC HYUNDAI WANTS YOU TO TAKE HOME A GENESIS FOR THE WEEKEND

THE STYLISH new-model Genesis has officially arrived on the Gold Coast, and to celebrate its selection as one of the few Genesis dealers in the country, Gold Coast Hyundai is offering customers the ultimate test drive experience. Gold Coast Hyundai is giving customers an exclusive chance to take the Genesis out on the town for an entire 4...

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NEW BALLROOM KICKS OFF CROWNE PLAZA SURFERS PARADISE REVAMP

NEW BALLROOM KICKS OFF CROWNE PLAZA SURFERS PARADISE REVAMP

CROWNE Plaza Surfers Paradise has unveiled its newly refurbished ballroom ahead of the festive season, paving the way for a revamp of the property. The new-look Norfolk Ballroom has been designed to streamline event management, with the capacity to cater to 550 guests. The space has been equipped with new chandeliers and furnishings, ...

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GOLD COAST TURF CLUB LAUNCHES NEW BREED PARTY PRECINCT

GOLD COAST TURF CLUB LAUNCHES NEW BREED PARTY PRECINCT

THE Gold Coast Turf Club has unveiled its new-look trackside entertainment precinct to lure partiers and punters through the gates on Derby Day. RACELANDIA will combine fashion, culture and entertainment as part of the Spring Racing Carnival social calendar. The nation's top female DJs including Betty Who, Havana Brown, Mandy Onas...

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BURLEIGH BREWING CO LAUNCHES NEW DROP

BURLEIGH BREWING CO LAUNCHES NEW DROP

BURLEIGH Brewing Co has bottled the essence of its namesake suburb, with the latest addition to its stable of brews selling out in the first week. Twisted Palm is a tropical pale ale with hints of orange, mango and papaya, taking its inspiration from the Pandanus trees along Burleigh Heads. Burleigh Brewing Co brew-master Brennan Fiel...

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FLIGHT CENTRE GIVES BUSINESSES A BOOST WITH GOLDMIND

FLIGHT CENTRE GIVES BUSINESSES A BOOST WITH GOLDMIND

FLIGHT Centre Travel Group (ASX:FLT) has launched a corporate coaching program sharing its trajectory to success, with fellow Brisbane-based company Domino's Pizza Enterprises (ASX:DMP) among the first to be schooled. GoldMind is a series of leadership training programs aimed at helping other businesses grow, based on the travel retai...

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AUSTRALIA IS IN THE MIDST OF A 'TALENT MISMATCH'

AUSTRALIA IS IN THE MIDST OF A 'TALENT MISMATCH'

A DISCONNECT is emerging between the skill level of unemployed workers and what Australian employers are looking for, according to Hays. The 2016 Hays Global Skills Index shows that despite an existing pool of labour, employers in high-skill industries are struggling to fill jobs. Hays Australia and New Zealand managing director Nick ...

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