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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.

FAN Workshop: Scaling up a Food Manufacturing Business

With a focus on food manufacturing, this workshop will investigate "how to organise for the growing food business".  Gain valuable insights into planning for a sustainable and successful future, and learn tips that enable business visions to be materialised.

When: Thursday 24 August 2017, 8.30am - 11.30am
Where: Maroochy Arts and Ecology Centre, 51 Palm Creek Rd, Tanawha
Cost: $30-$60. Book here.

The Cleantech Effect 2017

The Solutions by Design business to business conference, Tradeshow and Networking event will open thought and discussion on design and technologies and look back and into the future of growth in the built environment. Join leading Australian architect and presenter of the TV series Grand Designs Australia, Peter Maddison and Dr. Keith Suter at the Cleantech Effect 2017!

The Sunshine Coast partnership event will empower businesses with the latest information and solutions to save energy, water, waste and money. This year's event will focus on the challenges of 'designing our future' and creating sustainable communities and includes presentations on the latest technologies as well as success stories from companies that have embraced Cleantech to boost business performance. Cleantech Effect 2017 is the only conference, solutions showcase and networking event of its kind in Australia and follows on from the highly successful inaugural event in 2016.

When: Wednesday 23 August 2017
Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre. Read more.

'Back Yourself 2017'

This is a one day conference with businesswomen from the print, money management, media, marketing, wellness sectors. Each speaker will do a short Q and A with a host followed by a panel with audience questions. With a pitch panel in the afternoon where attendees could walk away with $1000 towards their business or project.  

When: Tuesday 29 August 2017
Where: The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
Cost: $99-$199

For more information and to book tickets read here.

Business Success Workshop

Michael Weston has teamed with Noosa businesman, David Bell, to present a two-day workshop to help business owners develop a simple strategic roadmap for their business that will get them focused on what's important and help them to stay on the path to success. Read here for more information.

See the Media article.

When: Tuesday 12 September 2017 (Module 1) and Tuesday 19 September (Module 2)
Where: The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
Cost: $145 (for CCIQ members), $195 for non-members. Register here.

ATO Tax Essesntials 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.

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.