How do I make money from my business website?

A question I’m often asked by some business owners is how do I make money from my business website? I guess they figure “if I’m going to spend a few thousand dollars on a website then I want it to generate income”. This isn’t a view of relationship between your business and your business’s website that I’d promote, but I thought I’d answer the question anyway. 


Brisbane City Council’s Lord Mayor’s Business Forum – 22nd April

So this week I just made it to my second Lord Mayor’s Business Forum. It was a hectic afternoon as I bounced from one event to the other. Just before I’d attended the Indigenous Accountants Australia first student networking event, representing the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce. It was great to see so many young people having an opportunity to meet up with employers and industry leaders.


Brisbane City Council’s Lord Mayor’s Business Forum – 18th February

In February this year I attended my first Brisbane City Council’s Lord Mayor’s Business Forum at Albion. This week I’m attending my second.

During the February event, I tweeted the good bits, and later Storified it for archiving. I hope to do the same again this week. I’ll be using the #LMBF2015 hashtag again, unless there an official hashtag is created.


What’s going on in this Facebook ad? CCIQ marketing is mixing it up.

Scrolling through Facebook on a random Friday night and this ad comes up on my screen. Um… okay. What’s going on here? CCIQ of course at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland, so naturally you’d think a stock image of good-looking business suit types would be featured.


Murra Indigenous Business Masterclass 2015

Murra Indigenous Business - Iscariot Media - Indigenous Creative Agency.

It’s been a week since I’ve returned from Melbourne, and I’m still reeling from all the fantastic content we have been given. I am so grateful to have been accepted into the fourth class of the Murra Indigenous Business Masterclass at the Melbourne Business School of the University of Melbourne.


Too many small business owners see social media as ‘What I had for breakfast’

Why should you pay for a website when you can build it for free?

I’m still amazed by the number of small business owners who still think social media is ‘what I had for breakfast’. They see it as a waste of time, silly and frivolous. Or, they think that it takes too much time away from ‘real’ business activities.


Indigenous Business Networking – Friday Coffee Morning [A January Update]

Yesterday morning, I hosted the first Indigenous Business Networking – Friday Coffee Morning for 2015. This initiative was conceived by me and is currently driven by me as a way for the SEQICC to connect with members, and provide a space for them to connect with each other.


Product Release: Goori Advent Calendar

An Indigenous perspective of christmas

We’re very pleased to announce the launch of our Goori Advent Calendar for The Critical Classroom. Isn’t she deadly? The Goori Advent Calendar was designed by is by Yugambeh-Bundjalung artist, Lisa M. Buxton.


Amex’s Shop Small Campaign is all Jab

Last night while watching catch up (yes. I’m guilty of not hating on Ten’s Party Tricks. I quite enjoy it), this add appeared throughout the program. It’s a good little ad – good sentiment, well made, and released at the right time (in the lead up to Christmas)


Indigenous Business Networking – Friday Coffee Morning

It has to be said up front that I loathe early mornings, and I don’t drink coffee. I had one cup of coffee once … actually it was a few sips of a cup that someone made for me. So let’s get that square straight up …

Artists! Don’t lock up your content

First, two examples –

1) For a Short Time is one of favourite songs on one of my favourite albums (Lethal by the Kilo) performed by one of my favourite bands (The Tiddas). They disbanded a few years ago and I’m so lucky that I have copies of all their albums. But. If you don’t already have a copy of their albums, there’s a really good chance that the only versions you’ll ever have access to are pirated copies (like the one in the YouTube clip above). I’m constantly wanting to tell Australian teachers how For a Short Time (and many other songs from their albums) is a fantastic stimulus text to discover Indigenous history and society. But I have nowhere to send teachers to buy a copy of it.


Increasing Indigenous Participation in Business

I am presenting at the Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s Increasing Indigenous participation in tourism forum in Brisbane tomorrow (Friday 25th November). I’m presenting on behalf of the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.

Below is the bulk of what I would like to say, though unless I read from the paper I won’t say it all. You can also listen to me read it at Flipzu.

Increasing Indigenous participation in business is such an large topic. Where do we even start?