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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.

Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2017

Noosa Council is a major sponsor for the 2017 Sunshine Coast Business Awards.  Noosa is home to so many excellent businesses that we’d like everyone to know about, so let’s get behind our local businesses and nominate them now.

Categories include Food & Beverage, Professional Services, Health and Wellbeing, Technology, Sustainability, and Accommodation – you can nominate your favourite café, accountant, hotel, bar or yoga studio!  Who will you nominate?

For more info and to nominate visit: Sunshine Coast Business Awards website

Entries close September 7 and the gala event announcing winners will be held on November 18.

Grow Coastal 2018 Launch

After a huge success in 2017, the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast and the Food and Agribusiness Network have again partnered to deliver the 12-week accelerator in 2018 for 12 lucky food and beverage businesses wanting to scale up.

Come along to join some of the Sunshine Coast’s most exciting foodpreneurs from the 2017 Grow Coastal program for an afternoon of insights and information about the incredible program lined up for 2018.  Learn how the program is structured and all you need to know about the application and selection process for 2018.

This event provides a fantastic opportunity to network with a diverse cross section of the food and agribusiness sector, Sunshine Coast business community, government representatives and local media. We look forward to seeing you there. Brunch provided.

When: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 12pm - 3pm
Where: Innovation Centre Foyer, 90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs

Free For more information click here.

ATO Tax Essentials for Small Business Workshop - FREE workshop in Noosa

Register now to come along to this FREE introductory workshop run by Australian Taxation Office.  Attendees will learn about business structures and their different rules, tax rates and obligations, tax and non-tax business registrations, allowable deductions, including motor vehicle deductions, depreciation and home-based business expenses, annual and quarterly reporting requirements and record keeping principles and much more.

The workshop will teach business owners where to go for help and information, see online tools and resources and attndees will have the chance to ask questions. This is a great opportunity to network. 

When: Friday 20 October 2017
Where: CQU Campus, Goodchap St, Noosaville
Cost: Free

For more information read here.

Workshop: Attract more clients to your business using video

This workshop is being delivered as part of the Noosa International Film Festival. 

Video and social media are the new ways to reach more people. Whether businesses want to attract clients locally or internationally, video will open a business up to a whole new audience, giving an the edge and allowing connection with clients on a far more personal level.

When: Thursday 26 October 2017
Where: Theatrette, Peppers Resort & Villas, Noosa Heads
Cost: $25

For more information read here.

Immerse 2017 - Learn, connect and be inspired

This event will bring together talented creatives at the Learning Hub to learn about, and try for themselves, an exciting new immersive medium through which they can tell their stories.  Learn how to tell stories in amazing ways with Virtual and Augmented Reality.

When: Saturday 11 November 2017
Where: The Learning Hub, St Andrew's Anglican College, Peregian Springs
Cost: $19.95 + booking free

For more information you can print the flyer or read here.

Creative Industries Demo Day - part of Sunshine Coast Start Up Week

Applications are now open for innovators to present at the Creative Industries Demo Day as part of Sunshine Coast Start Up Week!  Students or entrepreneurs with an innovative arts or cultural product, service or project can apply now to pitch creative ideas before a panel of seasoned judges. Those ready to launch a new offering are also encouraged to apply.  Applications close 23 October 2017.

Demo Days provide a supportive environment for people to share their business ideas and gain valuable insights from industry leaders, investors and the business community while providing valuable exposure for their venture.  Go along and network with investors, media and the Sunshine Coast's creative and business communities. Complimentary lunch included. 

When: Tuesday 14 November 2017, 10am - 1pm
Where: Innovation Centre, 90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs
Cost: FREE

For more information and to register click here.

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.

The next hack event is HackFest which will be held at The Hive Business Space in Maroochydore from November 24-28, with a range of prizes on offer.

Read the full Media Release here.

For High Growth Companies:-  Opportunity to secure a place at Growing Queensland’s Companies Growth Clinic

Are you a Queensland company with minimum $2M revenue and at least 5 FTE’s, with the potential for high-growth? If so, you are invited to participate in a FREE one-day Growth Clinic (worth $5,000) specifically designed for CEOs/MDs of Queensland-based companies.

Growing Queensland’s Companies is an Advance Queensland initiative funded by the Queensland Government and delivered by the Australian Centre for Business Growth.

The clinic will assist you to:-

  • Identify opportunities
  • Overcome business challenges
  • Drive competitive advantage

When: 26 and 27 October 2017
Where: Tower 2, Suite 101, Kon-Tiki, 55 Plaza Parade, Maroochydore
Cost:  Free (fully subsidised)
Register here.

The Federal Government's 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.