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REAL TIME BANK PAYMENTS ARE FINALLY HERE

Technology – and the pace of business – is moving faster than ever. So why on Earth do our bank transfers still take as long as a test cricket match? Well, a new initiative bought on by the RBA is set to turn this on its head and create a new benchmark for payment processing […]

ORGANIC ENTREPRENEURS: MEET TOWNSVILLE’S BUSINESS SISTERS

Sisters Brittany, 22, Mackenzie, 20, and Dana, 18, are hands down nailing it when it comes to small business. The three sisters started their first venture five years ago when they were all still in school and have been finding and filling gaps in the business world ever since. “CTK Boards started off when I […]

TOWNSVILLE NETWORKING: WHICH GROUP IS BEST FOR YOU?

Townsville has one of the strongest business communities in Queensland – you just need to ask any professional in the industry to see that. However, connecting with professionals and fostering those relationships is equally as important as making them – so how do our city’s leaders do it and which Townsville networking group is the […]

IS THERE A SKILLS SHORTAGE IN NORTH QUEENSLAND?

Demand for employment has shown a slow but steady increase in Townsville, kicking the ‘there are no jobs’ excuse to the curb. Yet what Townsville and North Queensland now face is a skills shortage. We’re not known for swinging from one end of the spectrum to the other (you only have to look at our […]

SKIN DEEP: THE FASCINATING TOWNSVILLE BEAUTY INDUSTRY

What is beauty? It’s a question that people have grappled with for years, yet here in Townsville beauty experts have been able to keep up with snap trends and long-term looks thanks to our determination and desire to provide premium services on par with the big cities. Here in Townsville, we are certainly a city […]

HOW THESE LOCALS ARE PROTECTING TOWNSVILLE WOMEN

When it comes to inspiring organisations and even more inspiring women, you can’t look past the amazing work that Skye Jerome, Kerrie Fredericks and Megan Heywood are doing with Townsville’s Sky Foundation. Coming from local barrister backgrounds, Skye, Kerrie and Megan founded the organisation in December 2013. Their aim? To help make a positive impact […]

FESTIVAL 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES: WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO SEE

Get ready Townsville; our tropical city is set to come alive with music, celebrations and events, unlike anything we’ve seen before thanks to the vibrant 12-day Festival 2018 during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Happening from April 4th to April 15th, we’ll get the chance to cruise around three of our iconic destinations – The […]

OPPORTUNITIES IN TOWNSVILLE: ARE YOU MISSING OUT?

Hey Townsville, here’s a question: why are the people who are yelling loudest about our city the negative, fear-mongering ones who always put forward the same misguided arguments? They want more investment, jobs and events. Yet they get behind their keyboards and yell at anyone who attempts to do such things, citing crime and water […]

TOWNSVILLE – WHY IT’S THE PERFECT PLACE FOR INNOVATION

When you think innovation, you think Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York, Boston or Tokyo. However, there’s one we’ve missed: regional North Queensland. It’s easy to give in to the notion that only trendy start-up hubs can birth great ideas but our humble city is no stranger to the challenges of innovation. So how can […]

SMART SEEDS: GLOBAL INNOVATION PROGRAM FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Gone are the days where only senior executives or directors had a chance to implement and suggest innovative ideas in their companies. Thanks to innovative programs like Smart Seeds – which is a unique, challenge-driven program created by global professional services firm GHD – young professionals can gain valuable contacts, experience and knowledge before their […]