Business programs and projects from local, state and federal government agencies and from local not-for profit business groups are available to foster business development. Council also sometimes partners with agencies to deliver programs and projects to support local businesses.
For more information about business programs, also visit: Australian Government Business website and Queensland Government Business website.
Business Programs and Projects:
A CCIQ ecoBiz is a free program, funded by the Queensland Government, that helps businesses save money across their energy, water and waste bills.
For more information, please visit CCIQ ecoBiz Queensland website.
The business.gov.au Entrepreneurs’ Programme has launched a webinar series, delivered by marketing and social media experts and targeted towards Entrepreneurs’ Programme eligible clients on social media for business. With more and more customers connecting with businesses online each year, these webinars will provide an introduction to social media to support business innovation, increase productivity and competitiveness, and support business success. Find out more information and register at Australian Government Business website.
DID YOU KNOW that 53 Sunshine Coast-based small businesses have been allocated more than $230,000 through Advancing Small Business Queensland grants. Forty one small businesses have been allocated $181,087 in Small Business Digital Grants, nine have been allocated $38,619 in Small Business Entrepreneur Grants and three small businesses have received $18,400 under the Accelerate Small Business Grants program. Learn about small business grants on the Business Queensland website.
The Queensland Government have produced a very useful document for companies / start-ups on the innovation journey who are seeking information about support and grants available from the State and Federal Government.
Business Queensland's Small Business Digital Grants Program
There are a range of Grants available for small and medium sized businesses keen to fast track growth to create jobs and grow the economy, as part of the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016-20.
The Small Business Digital Grants Program can assist small businesses to access digital technologies and services to help them work smarter, engage with the gloval economy and make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital distruption. Round 5 is now open and closes on 8 October 2018.
The Queensland Government's Grants and Business Assistance Finder is a helpful tool for your business funding and research needs.
Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) is the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency, with representation in 15 markets across the world who can help you find and take advantage of export opportunities. There is a Sunshine Coast based TIQ office with experienced trade advisors linked to international networks.
R&D Tax Incentive
The R&D Tax Incentive provides a tax offset for the cost of some companies to undertake eligible research and development (R&D) activities by reducing a company's income tax liability. Tax offsets of 43.5% or 38.5% are available for costs incurred on eligible activities depending on a company’s annual aggregated turnover. The 43.5% benefit is a refundable offset. Further details are on the R&D Tax Incentive website.
More information about Business Programs are available on Noosa Council’s Business Assistance Guide
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