Category: Business

Covid threatens the medieval movement

By Jack James COVID-19 restrictions appear to be threatening the growing interest in the medieval era – although some experts believe there is a silver lining.

The barbers cutting the stigma between men and mental health

By Jack James Queensland’s first men’s mental health barbershop, has opened up in Coorparoo. StigmaCutz is the brainchild of charity, A Chance For Change, and offers a friendly space where men can engage in honest, caring conversations – whilst getting

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Lockdown silver lining for second-hand clothing sellers

By Sarah Tran Lockdown restrictions prompted op shops and individuals wanting to get rid of clothing to adapt in ways that worked in their favour. And these Covid-inspired methods of selling are something they see as a future direction.

Australian businesses bucking the trend under COVID-19

By Matthew Simmonds Some Australian businesses reported record-breaking sales numbers this year, both due to – or in spite of – the unprecedented impact of COVID-19. Small businesses such as Beaudesert Gates & Steel recorded a sales spike in April,

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Clouds loom over Brisbane businesses ahead of New Year’s Eve

By Jessica Perkins Brisbane businesses are in limbo as they wait to hear whether this year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display will go ahead. The city’s celebrations usually bring in tens of thousands of visitors, but businesses fear revenue losses

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Entertainers suffer the blows of coronavirus

By Morgan O’Neill The entertainment industry has been one of the hardest hit industries globally due to the coronavirus pandemic. Because of the casual nature of much entertainment work many of the employees in this industry have been left jobless

Fitness industry fights back to full health

While Brisbane returns to a state of relative normality, the effects of COVID-19 are still being felt by many businesses, and fitness facilities have found it particularly hard. VJ James Stephens reports.

Funky female podcasts become frontrunners of their field

By Ingrid Uhlmann Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States has jumped on the latest trend: Podcasts for women, by women. And for many people podcasts are the ultimate medium, as they’re convenient and easily accessible to everyone.

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Farmers’ pleas fall foul as backpackers speak out

By Andi-Bianca Haddow Australian farmers are appealing for help picking this season’s produce, but it’s been met with reluctance, following a social media campaign describing farm conditions as ‘horrific’, ‘unsafe’ and well below minimum wage.

Pandemic claims Noosa Tri

By Andi-Bianca Haddow The most profitable weekend in Noosa – the 38th Noosa Triathlon – has been cancelled following COVID-19 concerns. It’s disappointed small business owners who were hoping to have an economic influx in the wake of the pandemic.

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