Business Profiles

Get in the hot spot

Digital strategist, web designer and copywriter Annabel Candy moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2010 and set up the internationally popular travel and adventure blog called Get In the Hot Spot. Since building an engaged global community, Annabel has worked with global brands like Coca-Cola, the Canadian Tourism Commission, JetStar, Tourism NT, Holiday Inn and the Commonwealth Bank.  Annabel has also shared her experiences and spoken about blogging and social media marketing as a guest at events including the Social Media Tourism Symposium, Walkleys Media Awards and the Sanganai Travel Fair in Zimbabwe.  What are the operating advantages and challenges…
Silicon Coast
April 28, 2014
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Cloud Clicks

Shauna and Johannes Klupfel arrived on the Sunshine Coast in late 2012, initially looking for a lifestyle change. “We happen to have many friends who own their own businesses here and we loved the entrepreneurial vibe of the small business community,” Shauna said. “We find the smaller community makes it easier to meet and connect with people, however this also means you have less potential clients than in a metropolitan area.” Cloud Clicks offers two services: Salesforce implementations and support and online marketing with a focus on Adwords and website/sales pipeline optimisation. How are you using digital technology and systems…
Silicon Coast
April 28, 2014
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Splasheo

Splasheo founder Gideon Shalwick came to the Sunshine Coast 2.5 years ago due to the good weather and lifestyle to start a new family, and says there’s a vibrant business community here. “The Sunshine Coast is a beautiful and inspirational place to be based. It’s where I’ve come up with some of my best business ideas. I think being close to the ocean has a lot to do with that!” Providing online video marketing products, there is no physical aspect to the business as all of Splasheo’s products, sales, delivery and logistics are digital.  “Our delivery costs are therefore virtually…
Silicon Coast
April 28, 2014
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POMO

POMO has been operating on the Sunshine Coast since 2008. The creative agency offers graphic design, advertising, website design, digital and marketing strategies for businesses. Digital Director Lisa Harrison’s focus is on social media training, teaching business owners to contextualise and digitally market their company through hands-on digital learning. Lisa stays up to date with the latest technology through research, experiment and networking with other industry leaders via social media, to expand and build on existing technological practices. What are the operating advantages and challenges to being based on the Sunshine Coast? Advantages include the lifestyle benefits of the beaches…
Silicon Coast
April 28, 2014
News

Minecraft mission to build libraries

Sunshine Coast Libraries is calling on Minecrafters aged 10+ to help build replicas of all eight libraries. Rules of the mission Exterior only. Build to be as accurate as you can get it. You may use floor plans, come in and take measurements or photographs of the library you wish to build. You choose which library to build. Once all libraries are completed the mission will change. Registrations are now open. Once registered you will receive log in details and all information required to complete the first mission. To access the server you must already have purchased an account from the…
Silicon Coast
April 22, 2014
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The-Core

“Digital business allows us to live and work in an amazing region.” Co-founders Craig Josic and Brook Kitson The-Core’s purpose is to engage businesses and the general community by leveraging off social media and global trends to inspire innovative thinking to create new business and regional opportunity. Established just six months ago, the team’s current project is using the Minecraft gaming platform to engage the community to envisage a creative, iconic and visionary idea for new smart city in the Maroochydore CBD. “We believe the best ideas come from collaboration and the sharing of knowledge to instigate conversations. This approach…
Silicon Coast
April 15, 2014
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The Creative Collective

The Creative Collective is a creative / marketing agency based on the Sunshine Coast and services clients throughout Australia and New Zealand. It provides online marketing services such as website design and development, search engine optimisation, pay per click, branding and social media, as well as consultancy and strategy. In short we help our clients achieve online success. Founder & Partner Yvette Adams moved to Sunshine Coast in 2004 to be near family here. She started The Creative Collective in 2007 which now has five staff, 30 contractors and five trainers. What are the operating advantages and challenges to being…
Silicon Coast
April 15, 2014
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Sunshine Coast Digital Association

Sunshine Coast Digital Association (SCDA) is a non-profit association for web designers and developers. Officially incorporated in November 2003, the association’s goal is to encourage professional development, promote the local web industry, support the next generation of digital production specialists, and improve the standard of digital delivery in their industry. SCDA President Adrian Stein says the association is currently focused on building its membership, credibility, network links and looking at collaborative opportunities for future events.  Sunshine Coast Digital Association (SCDA) is a non-profit association for web designers and developers. What are the operating advantages and challenges to being based on…
Silicon Coast
April 15, 2014
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Poole Group

Poole Group has been operating on the Sunshine Coast since 1980, providing accounting and investment services. It launched its Zerobooks.com platform in February 2014, providing online bookkeeping and administration services such as data entry of supplier invoices, payroll, bank reconciliation, debtor management and reporting. Now with more than 50 staff, the Poole Group was named Xero Australia Accounting Partner of the Year in 2013. Director Greg Tuckwell grew up on the Sunshine Coast but left in 1981 to work in Brisbane and Adelaide. He returned to the Coast in 1991 following an opportunity to work with Poole Group and focus…
Silicon Coast
April 15, 2014
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App Factory

“Our goal is to provide access to this evolving technology to everyone - not just tech geeks - to enable them to do things that were previously impossible.” Appfactory started in Sydney about 4.5 years ago. Managing Director Dan McKinnon has been based on the Sunshine Coast since November 2012 growing the local development team, attracted here for lifestyle and family reasons, while his business partner runs the Sydney office. The company’s key product is mobile technology focusing on Apps across several industries including insurance, banking, and consumer goods. It currently has a small local team of three, but a…
Silicon Coast
April 15, 2014
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