Video chat – all things digital and regional

  SLQ’s Tyler Wellensiek and Matt Finch have been working on some fantastic regional coding initiatives and creative play-based learning activities.  They joined Donna Hancox from Queensland University of Technology for a brief discussion about digital technologies and what it might mean for rural and regional Australian communities. Why not grab a cuppa, sit down … Read more

5 Personal Branding Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know to Make It Big

In today’s digital world, succeeding as an entrepreneur means building a visible, impactful social brand. A personal brand is defined as attaching monetary value to a person as opposed to a business, service or product. When an entrepreneur’s personal brand is adequately developed, it spells true thought leadership. Compound that with social media marketing, and … Read more

Better than a lemonade stand! : small business ideas for kids (book)

Written by Daryl Bernstein; illustrations by Rob Husberg Filled with delightfully simple business ideas, Better than a Lemonade Stand! is a fun guide packed with creative ideas that show how to start a business with little or no start-up costs, attract and retain customers, develop negotiating skills, and more. Originally written and published when the … Read more

Queensland Places – Victoria Memorial Institute, Thursday Island

Victoria Memorial Institute Thursday Island, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The Victoria Memorial Institute building was an important part of the Thursday Island landscape for around ninety years, before being demolished in the early 1990s to make way for new council offices.  This photograph shows it as a well designed, impressive building with its name featured prominently over the front entrance.  It would, no doubt, … Read more

Bitcoin as a constitution

Nobody will ever know whether Satoshi thought that bitcoin would maximize world’s happiness, from an utilitarian point of view, or because he thought financial sovereignty is an end worth pursuing in itself, as a libertarian. One thing is certain: The inherent technical design of Bitcoin was done intentionally to protect financial sovereignty of its users. … Read more

How Entrepreneurs Can Hone Their Management Skills to Fuel Production

Productivity has become a national obsession. Countless books, articles, podcasts and videos promise the secrets to wringing a few extra minutes out of the workday or boosting organizational output. But, for all that talk, the United States hasn’t exactly been setting any productivity records. After several years of meager growth, the U.S. Bureau of Labor … Read more

Why and how businesses should protect against data breaches from within

As we become more connected and companies hold more data, breaches are increasing, with more than 4,000 reported in 2016 alone. A statistical analysis of breaches in the United States found that 85% were conducted by someone known to the business, usually an employee or partner. To protect both themselves and their customers, companies need … Read more