Well we are now barrelling down the back half of the year and fast running out of winter already. The Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards are almost here and as we wait to hear who the finalists will be, CHDC staff are making arrangements for the Gala Dinner. Tickets will go on sale next week.

Now it’s time to talk digital! How’s your business faring in digital capability? Are you keeping up to date with the trends and captivating your potential audiences? Take a test and see where you need to be. Business Queensland’s Digital Scorecard will assess your current situation and invite you to targeted sessions to enhance your digital readiness. These areas include website development, social media, and the use of mobile technologies.

Another way to assess your readiness and get ready to take your business to the next level is to get involved with some of the programs that are available in Central Queensland. Daniel Johnsen is the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) in Longreach and he and the team have some wonderful programs for great value, such as the CO.STARTERS 9 week program and Outbackhubs. Click on the links to find out more, or give me a call to find out how CHDC can assist you to get there.

Business Hack of the Week
Hacks are costly for small business, massive enterprise corporations, and government agencies. According to some sources, in 2016 nearly 3,000 hacks resulted in the public disclosure of 2.2 billion sensitive records. Because they lack the resources of enterprise corporations, small businesses are particularly vulnerable. Data recovery firm Carbonite claims that hacks cost business $82,200 to $256,000 per incident. Risk analytics can help to determine where your holes are and the best way to protect them.

Contact Ranee Parsons for more information E: bdo@chdc.com.au or T: (07) 4982 4386.

This program is supported by BMA

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