Glasshouse Country Chamber Of Commerce Update

It was a busy “Small Business Month QLD” in May. It was inspiring to see a lot of you at the joint BOQ Beerwah/Glasshouse Country Chamber evening to hear Peter Munckton’s insights into how the budget may affect you and your business. It was a terrific turnout and we have received only positive feedback. Keep an eye on our socials and/or website for upcoming events. Or just call me – always happy to chat.
June is going to be a big month for businesses preparing to implement changes from the Federal budget. There are a lot of workshops, forums, and webinars around the Sunshine Coast this month to keep you up to speed with some of the changes coming into effect on 1 July, so keep an eye out for those. You can also log in to the Chamber’s website to have a look at our available resources.
Don’t forget that new minimum wage rates apply for the first full pay after July 1 and that the superannuation guarantee will increase from 11% to 11.5%. The superannuation guarantee will continue to increase in the following financial year until it reaches 12% on 1 July 2025.
If you are an employer, please make sure you keep your employees in the loop! Open and honest communication can help build trust in a business. For employees who will have a pay increase or change, I recommend you inform them before the first full pay after 1st July.
The Chamber committee is gearing up for the QLD Garden Expo in Nambour from 4th – 7th July. I hope to see you there; keep an eye out for our brightly decorated Celebrate Glasshouse marquees and drop in to say hello to some of the Chamber team.
Another event you don’t want to miss in July is a collaboration with the Sunshine Coast Council on continuing to do business after a disaster. When a business crisis occurs, the last thing you want to do is panic!! The second-to-last thing you want to do is be unprepared. A crisis or unexpected closure can cost your business a lot of money if you don’t have a business continuity plan in place. Customers aren’t very forgiving, and your reputation is money in the bank. So, learn how to be prepared – and not to panic! Dates and details on our wesbite.