Capital is the key for small business

“The small business environment is changing all the time but what does not change is the basic feeling of being on your own and immersed in the business, and, at the outset, being worried about money. Speaking at last week’s Small Business roundtable co-hosted by The Australian Financial Review and American Express, founder of Brooklyn Boy Bagels, Michael … Read more

Fintech proves a boon for small business

“The fintech revolution – the marriage of finance and technology – has been happily picked up by many of the nation’s small businesses, which notice new lenders coming through to service a sector they believe the banks aren’t interested in servicing. This might be an emotive belief based on their own experiences, but certainly the emergence of the … Read more

Telstra CEO Andy Penn wants more super investment in start-ups

“Telstra chief executive Andy Penn said there needed to be “structural changes” to superannuation to allow for more of Australia’s $2 trillion in savings to be invested in start-up companies. Mr Penn said despite the country’s superannuation system being “the envy of many countries around the world”, the positive effect it could have on the economy through investment … Read more

CCIQ and BlueChilli join forces to Collaborate

“In an Australian first, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) and BlueChilli have announced a partnership to create Collaborate, a unique accelerator designed to build businesses focused on solving the problems of business. Collaborate will be open to all industries at all life-stages and will be focused on meeting the needs of the business community by creating products and … Read more

Sir William Glasgow and Lady Glasgow Correspondence Digitised@SLQ

Major William Glasgow in Egypt, ca. 1915.  Accession 29571-1048.

The John Oxley Library is thrilled to announce that the World War I correspondence of Sir Thomas William Glasgow has been digitised and is now live on our catalogue (Accession 29571).  This is arguably the most comprehensive and significant World War I collection which we hold, consisting of the personal correspondence, photographs, ephemera, maps and other items relating to Major General Glasgow, the … Read more

World War One Patriotism in Wide Bay Region now on Historypin

Workshop participants

Guest blogger: Kathy Shilvock, Information Services Librarian, Fraser Coast Regional Library Fraser Coast Regional Council, in partnership with the Maryborough Wide Bay and Burnett Historical Society Inc., has curated a World War 1 collection on Historypin called World War One: Patriotism in the Wide Bay Region. Thirty-two images owned by the Maryborough Wide Bay and Burnett … Read more