Business programs and projects from local, state and federal government agencies and from local, not-for profit business groups below are available to foster business development. Council also sometimes partners with agencies to deliver programs and projects to support local businesses.
Export Council of Australia - 2017 International Business Survey
The Export Council of Australia are calling on exporters to complete the 2017 International Business Survey. By doing so, exporters will be contributing to Australia’s most significant study into international business activity. Click here for more details and to complete the survey.
Digital Sunshine Coast
Advance Queensland - Community Digital Champion Nominations are now open!
Community Digital Champions help to teach communities about the benefits of going digital—in their businesses or in their day-to-day lives, increasing people’s digital awareness, adoption and online participation.
Once chosen, 'Champions' are in the role for 12 months to share their knowledge and experiences with the local community.
They have opportunities to network and collaborate with other champions and even receive an invitation to a roundtable event at Parliament House.
Take a look at the Queensland Digital Economy Strategy website for details.
Have you obtained your Digital Scorecard?
Using the State Government's Business Queensland Information Technology (IT) for Business website, take a short assessment to obtain your Digital Scorecard. This is a great way to find out how digitally prepared your business is and how you compare to your business-world peers.
Did you know that TAFE Queensland East Coast’s MAKE Magazine showcases students’ success stories and achievements. Read the lastest issue here.
Business Queensland's Small Business Grants Program
If you are looking for funding assistance, check outBusiness Queensland's grants page. Learn about small business grants in Queensland. Read how to find grants, apply and complete applications and find out about business support.
The Queensland Government's Grants and Business Assistance Finder is a very helpful tool for your business funding and research needs.
DSITI and AusIndustry "Innovation Journey" document
Find out more about innovation funding, business support initiatives and product development opportunities available through the Australian and Queensland governments to help develop innovation and grow business.
Digital Sunshine Coast Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
A draft map was created by Digital Sunshine Coast to provide a visual representation of the Sunshine Coast’s growing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. It is designed to capture the support and resources available for new, emerging and established entrepreneurs within the Sunshine Coast region.
By mapping the Sunshine Coast’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Digital Sunshine Coast wants to encourage closer partnerships that will cement the Sunshine Coast’s position as a leading region for innovation and business development.
Digital Sunshine Coast is seeking feedback, including suggestions and ideas for the draft Ecosystem map. Provide feedback here.