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In the past two decades I have recruited, managed and developed remote teams of people to deliver both mine and my client’s objectives around the world.  Balancing the two sets of objectives with remote teams (and different time zones) can be challenging and indeed a lot can go wrong.  Let’s look at some classic mistakes […]

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Did you know that grant funding available to businesses from the 2019 Townsville floods remains unclaimed?  The unfortunate reality is, that in times of crisis, business owners are often so overwhelmed trying to keep their head above water, that applying for grant opportunities can easily be put in the “too hard” basket.  This week, Premier […]

The Matchmakers Helping Companies Meet Demand

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In today’s hiring climate, many businesses and job seekers are turning to recruitment services to help source a suitable match.  Despite the current climate proving to be a challenge for many industries, particularly in the hospitality and entertainment sectors, there has never been a more relevant and critical time for the use of recruitment services […]

Styling Your Next Video Conference

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With many of us working from home, it’s worth bearing in mind that we still communicate a message about our business vision or brand personality through our video calls.  Principal designer at Ethos Interiors, Anna Williams, has been helping business owners create an impression for nearly a decade by designing offices that represent both the […]

Bright spark leading the industry in dark times

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Twenty seven years on from his electrical apprenticeship, John Horan has come full circle as the President of Master Electricians Australia, an organisation which mentored him in the early days of starting an electrical company so successful, it was bought out by Australia’s largest energy provider. John and his wife Rosemarie started their electrical business […]

Welcome back to BDmag Online!

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Welcome back to BDmag Online! As a PR Consultant and former freelance writer for the magazine, I’ve felt a real gap in the market since BDmag ceased publication in December 2018, and from the positive response I’ve received since sharing my goal of relaunching an online version, it seems many of you have missed it […]

The Woman at the Helm of the Startup State: Leanne Kemp

Queenslands own internationally renowned digital pioneer, Leanne Kemp, is proving the sentiment ‘the future is female’ as the state’s newest – and first female – Chief Entrepreneur. Leanne Kemp has taken over the reigns as Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur from investor, entrepreneur and television ‘shark’, Steve Baxter, who praised Leanne’s achievements saying they have “put her at the cutting […]

Cultural Trailblazer

A difficult childhood can make or break a person. In the case of Alana Kennedy, CEO of Ochre Bloke, it has made her a resilient entrepreneur, and an inspiration to Indigenous people everywhere in realizing that the challenges were in fact “moments of impact”. Growing up in a remote location overcoming challenges like identity disconnection, […]

JCU 2018 Technology Design Sprint

In october 2018, James Cook University held its third annual technology design sprint, with 350 Townsville students and 30 industry partners from across Australia participating in the leading edge, academic event. Based on a Google model and initiated by JCU’s Associate Professor and Head of Information Technology, Trina Myers in 2015; the Australian first, curriculum-based […]

The Final Frontier

RECTIFYING AGE-OLD SOCIAL INJUSTICES AND INSTALLING BALANCE INTO OUR MORE SLANTED SECTORS OF SOCIETY HAS NEVER BEEN AN EASY PROCESS. BUT FOR THOSE WHO’VE OVERCOME THE OBSTACLES TO ACHIEVE THEIR AMBITIONS, IT MAKES THEIR SUCCESS JUST THAT LITTLE BIT SWEETER. It’s been a labour of love, learning and empowerment for Sergeant Kylie Walters, who has […]