Category Archives: Business

Sick Dog Puts Local Couple On Wave Of Success

A sick dog, a stack of surfboards and one big idea has seen a Gold Coast couple’s dream turn into a major business success story. Today, Tim and Avalon Beban employ more than 30 staff, manage four retail outlets and … Continue reading

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Calling For Broadwater Parklands Tenders

Construction of Stage 3 of the Broadwater Parklands is one step closer and the message to local companies is ‘be ready’. Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the City would soon be calling for tenders for the civil works for … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For New-Age Thongs

The power of crowdfunding has given a massive leg-up for Gold Coast based Willi Footwear Company, which has ignited interest in its unique take on the humble thong. Willi founder and managing director Brad Munro has managed to raise $20,000 … Continue reading

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Public Invited To Comment on Southport City Centre

Plans to boost the region’s economy through the commercial transformation of Southport as the Gold Coast’s central business district have been released for public consultation today. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre Picks Up Another Two Awards!

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has won two awards at this year’s Queensland Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) Industry Awards. The GCCEC team picked up accolades across two progressive categories, Corporate Social Responsibility (over 30 full time … Continue reading

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Billabong Suffers Another Blow

TWO weeks after reporting another significant loss, embattled surfwear group Billabong (ASX: BBG) has been dealt a new blow with news that lawyers are working on a class action against the company. Listed law firm Slater & Gordon says it’s … Continue reading

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The Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre Turns 10!

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) –  Australia’s largest regional convention centre and first convention centre in the world to achieve EarthCheck Gold certification is looking forward to a stupendous year as the venue prepares to celebrate 10 … Continue reading

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Local Pharmacy Leading Australia in Niche Industry

There are only a handful of complex Compounding Pharmacies in Australia – and Chris Testa’s Tugun Pharmacy is one of them. Above the retail pharmacy at the Tugun Village shops, Chris’s compounding laboratories are busy producing tailor-made medication for individual … Continue reading

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2014 Job Outlook Positive Despite IMF Forecast

Employers are optimistic about job prospects, with twice as many businesses planning to hire new staff in 2014 compared to the end of this year, according to credit information agency Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). The Business Expectations Survey has shown … Continue reading

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Gold Coast China Town Update

Chinatown is forging ahead – streetscape construction commenced in November and the project’s expected completion is in mid 2014, in time for the light rail opening. Gold Coast Chinatown is part of the broader plan to revitalise Southport as the Gold … Continue reading

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