Innovation or common sense?

Last night on The Voice, 15 year old Lucy stood up to sing. Belting out a David Bowie classic, she commanded the chairs to turn, and turn they did. In moments she had judges pitching, Seal & Kelly baying at her feet in bloodlust. This is how I feel about innovation in Australia. Branded & Read more about Innovation or common sense?[…]

What it means to build a legacy – my interview with Clive Berghofer

  Meeting Clive Berghofer was an absolute thrill. My appointment was set for 5pm, and our chat was the most enjoyable part of my week. Over 80, Clive was completely focused, his desk full with engineering plans, contracts & estate marketing. He dived straight into stories about his childhood, funny anecdotes about his mayoral service Read more about What it means to build a legacy – my interview with Clive Berghofer[…]

We launch #shopselfie to promote your small town shops!

We all know where we love to shop, but it’s funny how little we talk about it on social media. I’m always telling people about where to go for the best bread, strongest coffee, most helpful produce store. I think we feel a bit embarrassed taking a selfie, but it’s actually the thing that could Read more about We launch #shopselfie to promote your small town shops![…]

Something new is happening in the country….get ready for the rural rat pack!

When you have lived in the same town for years, it’s sometimes hard to recognise change – although it is occurring right around you. A comment opened my eyes last week. Mel from Porters Plainland was talking about the success of the new Country Markets she had just launched. “We wanted a farmers market. People Read more about Something new is happening in the country….get ready for the rural rat pack![…]

Future trends not discussed in Australian digital market

From where I sit, a digital entrepreneur aching for the future to unfold, the Australian digital technology bottleneck is tightening. I’m searching constantly for press releases, blogs, videos on what is coming in civic tech for our regions. I’m hungrily reading about the US, London & Barcelona, about technology for people, true smart city developments Read more about Future trends not discussed in Australian digital market[…]

Small Town, Big Impact: McLean Images

From humble beginnings at a kitchen table, McLean Images has grown into a major printing business, servicing the world from right here in Laidley. In 1992, Warwick McLean built a wooden frame and began printing on t-shirts in his kitchen. Starting out printing shirts, corflutes and stickers, Warwick worked from home with handmade equipment until Read more about Small Town, Big Impact: McLean Images[…]

Shop My Town Poll as seen on WIN News Toowoomba

Over the past few weeks, we have taken a survey of parents in regional areas to see how they felt about their children’s future. The results were startling – indicating that parents see no future for their children in regional Australia. Parents across QLD answered key questions to determine their confidence in the opportunities available Read more about Shop My Town Poll as seen on WIN News Toowoomba[…]