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TEDx Townsville is back…and wants your ideas

Do you have an idea worth sharing?  TEDx Townsville is coming back to Townsville in October, and time is running out to register as a speaker. Event organiser Joanne Keune says that they are excited by the number of high quality speaker submissions they have already received, but encourage anyone who is still thinking about […]

Expansion for distribution company Braid & Co

Keeping a business alive during challenging times is one thing, but to see it undergo growth amidst extensive uncertainty is a whole other ball game. This is the reality for Peter Braid, owner of Townsville’s distribution company Braid & Co, who picked up trade during the pandemic and is now expanding his business to keep […]

Painting Her Way to Success

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The upside of being in quarantine, for many people, was reconnecting with hobbies and creative passions. One person, however, who has never lost touch with her passion is Catherine Watt, the owner of Townsville Art Classes, but the pandemic did force her to embrace technology. Four years ago Catherine was a relief art teacher in […]

Empowering Townsville Entrepreneurs

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Budding entrepreneurs can now accelerate their business plans thanks to a partnership between Townsville City Council and local business Green Apple Marketing. The free Entrepreneurs in Residence program was the brainchild of Council’s CityLibraries and is designed to turbocharge entrepreneurs in the business world. The program will take entrepreneurs through practical ways to manoeuvre the […]

Software that fits has global appeal

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From a small shared office space to a large building in the heart of Townsville, Aptissio’s founding Director and CEO, Dr Paul Chandler has created ‘software that fits’ for the customer, and is ready to capitalise on the international market. Aptissio came off the back of Dr Chandler’s 20-year career in maintaining and integrating software […]

Townsville’s Newest Laneway to Give the City Heart

Every great city has its laneways, and construction on Townsville’s newest laneway, Flinders Lane, is well under way with the first stage ready to open in September 2020. Developer Martin Locke, who is well respected in the home building industry, says this is his first step in the commercial world and he is excited to […]

JCU’s Aquaculture Project Makes A Splash

Townsville’s James Cook University is the epicentre of burgeoning aquaculture research to develop innovative solutions and potential projects that are expected to make the industry boom. The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) is establishing Townsville as a hub of innovation, worldwide research, and growth, with aquaculture production in the Northern Australia expected […]

Record Sales Boost Real Estate Market

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Real estate agents are known for being optimistic. As a profession, they’re a glass half full group of people. It’s just the way they are!  However, BDmag wasn’t sure whether Damien Keyes, of Keyes and Co Property, would be able to maintain an optimistic outlook when asked about the property market, post COVID-19. Happily, optimism […]

Grants Build Demand After Lockdown

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Builders who have been dramatically affected by COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are looking ahead with optimism, particularly as government grants stimulate house and land sales. John Plozza, from Proview Homes, says that with display homes closed and people in lockdown, his business was severely suppressed.  “We didn’t sign a contract for four months, which for us […]

Expert Help Key to Online Success

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Many small business owners lack the time or knowledge, or both, to effectively harness the power of social media to engage with customers and generate new business. Robyn Cuffe from Townsville Blinds and Awnings was struggling to use their Facebook account to its full potential and realised they were missing opportunities. Now quality sales leads […]