Council endeavours to promote relevant and helpful events from local, state and federal government agencies and from local, not-for-profit business groups to foster business development. It also sometimes partners with agencies to deliver events helpful to local businesses.
Looking for a venue for training, a conference, a group meeting? Take a look at theNoosa Venues information booklet compiled by Tourism Noosa.
QLD Small Business Week, 28 May - 1 June 2018
With over 7,000 Small Businesses registered in Noosa, it's important to recognise and celebrate the contribution that small business makes to the economy. In conjunction with local partners and QLD Government, Queensland Small Business Week is a celebration of local small business and gives business owners the opportunity to learn and acquire new ideas, skills and tools to take their business to the next level. Take this opportunity to participate in some of the local Small Business week events.
FREE Workshop: The Ideas Driven Business - 31 May 2018
Learn how to translate clever ideas into commercially successful products, services or processes. This training is ideal for small businesses that want to drive business growth with new products and services, have an idea but don’t know how to take it to market, or have existing product development activities and want to ‘refresh’ their thinking.
The workshops cover such topics as:
- business model challenges
- innovation strategies
- how to harness innovative ideas and how to implement them
- the stages of technology development
- removing uncertainty
- successful easy-to-adopt commercialisation principles
- the essential elements of R&D planning
- preparing to attract innovation investment
- collaborating with research organisations
When: 8.30am-3.30pm, Thursday 31 May 2018
Where: Noosa Convention Centre, 3 Hilton Terrace, Tewantin
Register via the Pathways Workshops webpage.
Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2018
Noosa Council is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Sunshine Coast Business Awards - the Coast’s longest established business awards have been celebrating business success since 1995. Applications Open Wednesday May 30. For more information visit Sunshine Coast Business Awards
GovHack 2017 - Sunshine Coast teams come away with a win a State GovHack awards
Three local Sunshine Coast teams whose entries focussed on social equality, aged care and safe places have come away with wins at the state GovHack awards ceremony held in Brisbane on September 8 2017. The teams collected four awards following the annual competition, where participants worked together over 46 hours to explore, mash-up, ideate and communicate concepts in a friendly creative competition using open data.
This year’s local event had more than 40 enthusiasts involved, made up of 25 “hackers” and as many mentors, sponsors and observers. The local Sunshine Coast GovHack event was sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council, Noosa Shire Council, the University of Sunshine Coast and Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast, and Spark Bureau was the venue host.
HackFest which was held at The Hive Business Space in Maroochydore in November and offered range of prizes.
The Federal Government's business.gov.au website has useful tools and information to assist business owners to establish a business and to effectively plan for success.
Additional Business Event Information
There are a number of online resources that are freely available to assist businesses:
- The Queensland Government's business and industry portal is an online resource for business people. With information on a broad range of business-related topics from starting out, business planning, researching grant opportunities to employment obligations.
The strategic direction of the Department of State Development is to deliver Queensland's economic prosperity by championing the interests of business and industry. The business events and grants information on the website may be very useful for business owners and operators.
Check the QLD Government Business Events Calendar for events hosted in Noosa Shire and across the region.