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Noosa Shire Council

Business Growth Programs Business Growth Programs

Noosa Shire has over 6,000 small to medium enterprises. Growing these businesses will strengthen the Noosa economy. There are a range of State and Federally funded programs that are designed to develop and expand business to become more productive and profitable.

Mentoring Programs

Mentoring for Growth

This FREE program offers eligible businesses a panel mentoring experience and the benefit of the expertise of 8-10 volunteer business mentors, who provide insights, options and suggestions related to challenges and opportunities you are experiencing in your business.

Mentoring for Growth program

Business Mentoring Noosa

This program engages volunteer private sector business people to provide a personalised mentoring program aimed at supporting and growing local business. Volunteer mentors are matched to the specific business and through one on one mentoring help business address new opportunities, resolve business issues or address skills issues for an annual fee of $195.

Business Mentoring Noosa

Female Founders Program

This program aims to assist female founders at different stages of the entrepreneurial lifecycle. It focuses on increasing the participation rates and business skills of female founders in Queensland along with providing support to those who are in the growth phase and need assistance to take their business to the next level.

Female Founders Program  

Entrepreneurs' Programme

The Entrepreneurs' Programme offers easy access to practical support to Australian businesses in a simplified and streamlined way. The objective of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme is to drive business growth and competitiveness by supporting business improvement and innovation connections in targeted Growth Sectors; and to support the commercialisation of novel products, processes and services.

With a national network of more than 120 experienced private sector Advisers and Facilitators, the Entrepreneurs’ Programme offers support to businesses through four elements:;

  1. Accelerating Commercialisation

  2. Business Management

  3. Innovations Connections

  4. Incubator Support

Practical support for businesses includes:

  • Advice from people with relevant private sector experience

  • Co-funded grants to commercialise new products, processes and services

  • Funding to take advantage of growth opportunities

  • Connection and collaboration opportunities.

Entrepreneurs' Programme

Small Business Solutions

This program, through mentoring, workshops and a ‘Business Health Check’, and a range of other initiatives, is designed to improve the business skills, profitability and growth of a small business.

Information for Small Business - TAFE Queensland

Australian Small Business

This site offers a range of information and initiatives to help grow and expand your business. Covers topics such as Hiring Staff, Reducing Red tape, Tax Measures, Free Trade, Improving Cash flow and Digital Advice.

Small Business - Business Queensland website

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