Upfronts

July 2015 Issue 106
The Canberra Business Chamber believes the Australia Forum could become the capital's next iconic landmark following an inspired design unveiling....
July 2015 Issue 106
One of Canberra best design agencies has undergone a rebrand and has been reborn as Even Dots Creative. Even Dots...
July 2015 Issue 106
The fundamental nature of disputes drives the holders of divergent views to the Courts for redress. Gone are the days...
Is coworking for you?
June 2015 Issue 105
Servcorp coworking provides Canberra based business workers the flexibility to work from their local area, instead of spending time traveling to other locations. Select from the exclusive Parliamentary Triangle at Barton and in Canberra's newest A grade commercial building, the award winning1 'Nishi' at NewActon. Coworking, the concept that office space is shared among businesses in order to keep costs...
Upgrade your career: Mantra
June 2015 Issue 105
Constantly updating your professional skills and training is crucial if you want to stay competitive in the job market. Equally, if you're thinking of moving into a new career, returning to the workforce, or starting a small business, then careful planning and skills development is needed. CEO of Mantra Training & Development, Donna Moulds, acknowledges that the employment market in...
Do good this tax season
June 2015 Issue 105
[email protected], a local Canberra organisation that understands local needs, is calling for support this tax season. "By deciding to boost your tax return and donating to [email protected] Work, you will help us provide a holistic continuum of care to those in need." said CEO, Lynne Harwood. "With your donation, you will help fund a variety of programs serving the most...
Improving legal services for Canberra’s disadvantaged
May 2015 Issue 104
Attorney-General Simon Corbell has this month launched the newly named Canberra Community Law, previously known as the Welfare Rights and Legal Centre. The centre, serving the most disadvantaged in the community, has changed its name to recognise the diversity of services on offer. "The name change and the associated new website will modernise the image of the centre and better...
Scrapping super safety net may cost business $1.8 billion
May 2015 Issue 104
Employers are increasingly concerned at the red tape cost of selecting workplace super funds for their employees from an unranked list of 120 MySuper funds. The selection process, set to impose a financial and legal burden on employers, is estimated to cost $1.8 billion nationally according to new research, falling most heavily on small businesses. David Whiteley, Chief Executive of...
Super body advocates 12 per cent
May 2014 Issue 93
There is emerging discussion that superannuation tax concessions need to be more efficient and better targeted to deliver a sustainable super system. The Federal Labor Opposition in April highlighted the growing discussion around the need to put super tax concessions on a fairer footing. Tax concessions on earnings for retirees are growing at more than twice the rate of the...
Project Independence celebrates second site
May 2015 Issue 104
Construction has commenced for the 2nd Site of Project Independence at the Latham site in Wanliss Street. Project Independence is a not-for-profit initiative building housing in Canberra that provides independent living and home ownership for people living with intellectual disabilities. The Board of Project Independence along with Minister for Disability Joy Burch and Minister for Housing Yvette Berry celebrated with...
Access Canberra has business talking
April 2015 Issue 103
Access Canberra, a new one stop shop streamlining access to permits, licenses and approvals, will play a pivotal role in accelerating economic growth in the Territory and encouraging business innovation. An online discussion initiated by Chris Bourke, Member for Ginninderra, found that while business owners are generally in favour of the proposal, there are concerns that front line staff will...
Off-the-rack suits are made for dummies
April 2015 Issue 103
Kumar Advani, the visionary tailor behind Advani Custom Tailors, says off-the-rack suits might look good on mannequins, but when it comes to feeling professional and powerful in the business arena nothing beats a hand-measured, custom-made suit. Based in Canberra since 1983, Kumar has been making impeccably crafted suits and shirts for the Canberra community for over 30 years. Learning from...
Simpler federal government tender process
May 2014 Issue 93
The federal government tendering process can be daunting and time consuming. Under new initiatives announced by the government, the process to bid for Commonwealth Government contracts is getting simpler. To get government and industry back to doing business, the Commonwealth Government is cutting complexity, eliminating repetition, and reducing unnecessary contractual burdens. As part of a number of measures, business of...
Latest Innovation Connect grant winners
May 2014 Issue 93
A Six Canberra-based businesses have recently been awarded funding from the latest round of the ACT Government's Innovation Connect grant program. Innovation Connect provides matched funding grants of up to $50,000 to assist early stage Canberra businesses and entrepreneurs to accelerate the development of products and services through commercialisation pathways. Paramodic Pty Ltd, which is developing a second-stage prototype for...
Master class to help business start-ups
April 2014 Issue 92
A master class was held recently by Capital Angels to help businesses access funds in their start-up phase. "The keys to successfully raising capital is to know your business, understand what investors are looking for and standing out from the crowd," Chairman of Capital Angels, Michele Troni said. "When putting their money behind a venture, investors are looking for a...
Canberra Comedy Festival
January-February 2014 Issue 90
The Canberra Comedy Festival returns March 4-9 with a rollicking program of laughs presented by some of the legends of comedy. "This is going to be the biggest gathering of stand-up comedians ever to hit Canberra. It is happening because of the support of the ACT Government and the local business community," says Festival Associate Director Benjamin Stevenson. B2B is...
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