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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 […]

Empowering Townsville Entrepreneurs

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 […]

Record Sales Boost Real Estate Market

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

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 […]

No Longer Pirates of the Coral Sea

When 20-year-old Regan Leatch temporarily moved from Sydney to Townsville in 2017 with the intention of renovating and selling an investment property, he never could have predicted that within two years he would be one of Queensland’s youngest Real Estate Principal Licensees and owner of a property management agency. “I moved to Townsville because my […]

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 […]

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

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

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

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 […]