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 Business challenges

While the economic indicators are pointing up, every body knows that the challenges to business are multiple and tough. A global market, an unsteady economic outlook and political landscape are only part of the picture. All that means cautious punters and a tendency to save not spend.

Westender's Business Voice, is chasing down the causes, the unwarranted costs, the mechanisms for turning that around.

Read here, the underlying causes of business failure, spiralling costs and some good news stories of companies finding ways out of the woods. 

Matthew Snelleksz

The number one reason why businesses fail

Chartered Accountant and strategic business advisor, Matthew Snelleksz, has revealed his analysis of why businesses fail.

Worells Insolvency and Forensic Accountants Conference on the Gold Coast use their 41 years of experience in helping companies that have got into trouble, to identify that  … Read more.


Photocopy charges under the microscope

West End is a hot bed of photocopier companies with CSG, BBC Digital, Berwicks and Ricoh all running their Qld operations from here and Toshiba and Xerox printers next door in Woollongabba.

Most business owners know that photocopy pricing seems to increase, with new and creative ways to charge appearing on every contract anniversary. Westender has been contacted by a … Read more.

Anja at Flowers of the World

Organic cafe flourishes

South Bank business owner Anja Van Goor is a strong supporter of small business, with her Grey Street florist and café sourcing and stocking local produce.

As Queensland prepares to celebrate Buy locally Saturday on 6 September, Ms Van Goor said she supports local business as part of the company’s sustainable business philosophy. She said the majority of her  … Read more.

Howard Williams website

Piketty economic text hits besteller list

A 700-page economics book is taking the world by storm. Capital in the 21st Century by French political economist Thomas Piketty, a detailed historical analysis of economic development over the last three centuries, has become a number 1 bestselling book.

The ideas will be explored in South Brisbane next month, at the  ETU Auditorium, 41 Peel St, South Brisbane at … Read more.

Ondi launch

Local salons join new network

Following our story on ONDI in Business Voice last week, two local salons have signed onto the new network.

With over 40% of all traffic on the web now being generated by mobile phones and more than half of searches being local, it is critical that retail service providers pitch their online business  … Read more.

Southbank from the air

Southbank best retail and food destination in Queensland

Southbank made history last week when it received top honour of 2014 Retail Property of the Year at the Property Council of Australia (Qld) Awards making it the first time a ‘precinct’ has won the coveted title. It was also the first entrant to receive a perfect score as winner of the Excellence in Marketing Award and then took out the Excellence in Food …

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Up to date details on the West End sewer upgrade

Talkfests bring big bucks to Brisbane

The Brisbane Marketing Convention Bureau has hit the ground running for the new financial year, already securing bids to host six Brisbane Conventions, worth an estimated $1.4 million.

The flying start follows a bumper 2013/14 financial year for the Bureau which worked in partnership with the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to net more than $76 million in conference activity. … Read more.

Tony Curl

Business tune-up for Small Business Week

Leadership, Life and Style is hosting an event to inspire and build business as part of 2014 Queensland Small Business Week. 2014 Queensland Small Business Week from 1-6 September is a Queensland Government initiative supporting and celebrating the important role of small business in the Queensland economy.

The event, a Business Tune-Up Workshop will be held at Norman Hotel, 102 … Read more.

Arthurs loses battle over marketing squabble

Arthurs loses battle over marketing squabble

Home building company owner Michael Arthurs has lost his attempt to sue investors over a building contract breach, while also being forced to remove his caveat over the land in question. Arthurs, owner of MJ Arthurs Pty Ltd, was suing Peter and Leonie Heaysman for terminating the purchase contract when he was seeking the $15,000 build deposit. However  … Read more.

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