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& they're off ... for FY14/15

The financial year ushers in new budgets, fresh beginnings and, hopefully, more business opportunities.

West End and 4101 certainly has a range of festivals, international visitors and  other opportunities to show off your business to a bigger market. Make sure you are ready to put your best foot forward.

Jano Dawe's visual merchandising article in this month's issue has been very popular. If you missed it in last week's eNews, download the July magazine from the website. Jano's piece and all the rest are there for reading on your tablet, phone or PC.

Aldi's West End store

Aldi opens its doors

Aldi’s 337th  Australian store opened in Montague Rd West End last week.

The supermarket chain specialises in providing a limited range of goods at prices well below that of traditional supermarkets.

The company is busy emphasising the positives which it bills as a ‘smarter shopping experience’. Fundamentally, the benefits to the community boil down to … Read more.

Phillip di Bella

Controversial coffee king di Bella reveals secrets over breakfast

In Australia, 30 per cent of all new businesses fail before their first year is finished leaving many budding entrepreneurs to pose the question, why do some succeed while others struggle to realise their dream?

The secret to business success is not as complicated as originally thought, says Phillip Di Bella. The controversial figure has been appointed to  … Read more.

Flood fears fail to dampen property prices

Flood fears fail to dampen property prices

The stigma of buying in a flood-prone suburb after the 2011 Brisbane floods was short-lived for middle and high-value homes with property prices rebounding within 12-months, a QUT study has found.

Property economics expert Professor Chris Eves, from QUT's Science and Engineering Faculty, studied the short-term impact of the 2011 flood on the Brisbane residential housing market and found … Read more.

Visit Bees Nees

Put yourself in the running for the Business Awards

Entries close in just 10 days for 2014 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards and Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is urging local business people to put themselves in the running.

Entries close on Friday 18th July.

See The Lord Mayors' Business Awards website for more details. “The ninth annual Lord Mayor’s Business Awards celebrate the achievements and contribution made by our business community to Brisbane’s $135 billion …Read more.

Download the July Westender

Download the July Westender free

Read the Westender on your phone, tablet or computer.

Download a full copy of the latest edition and read it at your leisure. All the usual suspects, plus Jano Dawes of the Prop House new column on visual marketing and the new Westender Eats section  … Read more.

See how YBR can help you

Mollison St traffic diversion
due to sewer works

Welcome to Week 16 of this massive infrastructure project on your doorstep.

Firstly, thanks for your amazing patience in helping us deliver these works which will help make sure we can cope with future needs in your area. This week’s works will see us continue to build the new sewer maintenance holes inside the two shafts (see second and third … Read more.

Professor Paul Steffens

Entrepreneurship and innovation

We all know that innovation is the one sustainable way to build business growth.

Competing on price, exploiting staff or resources and cutting corners might gain you short term advantage, but inevitably lead to decline.

Associate Professor of Management at QUT Business School, Professor Paul Steffens, is the guest speaker at the SW Chamber breakfast next Thur 10th July. Head on down to … Read more.

Regional flavours crowd

Promote your business at Regional Flavours

Businesses in 4101 are both blessed and cursed by the major events that take place in our midst.

While these events bring thousands of people into the postcode, they do not always have a positive impact on our business. If they drag people off the street and away from the existing shopping precincts and do not … Read more.

The SW Chamber

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