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Business Projects and Programs

Business programs and projects from local, state and federal government agencies and from local not-for-profit business groups are available to support new businesses and foster business development.

www.business.gov.au

Businesses of all sizes can find information, services and links to government programmes using www.business.gov.au.  It is a whole of government service providing essential information on planning, starting, funding and growing your business. This online resource acts as a one stop portal to access government information, grants, forms and services.

Subscribe to the business.gov.au NewsletterFacebook page, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube accounts for regular updates.

Business Queensland

The Business Queensland portal provides business and industry with a single point of access to Queensland government information and regulatory series and provide information on:

  • starting and running a business in Queensland
  • Queensland’s many industry sectors
  • Investing in Queensland

Business can also contact 13 QGOV (13 74 68) or stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.

Business Support Programs and Projects:

Business Planning

Whether you are starting or looking to grow, your business plan will explain all the important aspects of your business. It maps your current situation, identifies your goals, and describes what actions to take to move your business forward. Valuable information on various planning processes and template can be found via the following websites:

Business Planning Portal

This portal covers a broad range of topics to assist in planning your business development including writing a business plan, marketing, innovation, market research, export and succession planning.

Business Planning Portal

Self Start

Self Start is a Federal government portal aimed at supporting people through the first stages of starting a business.

Self Start webpage

Business Planning Kit

This free business planning kit provides easy to understand templates, tools and information to assist you write a business plan, including a financial plan.

Business Planning Kit

Australian Business Licence and Information Service

Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS), is a free online service that will help business find the right local, Queensland and Australian government licences, permits, registrations, approvals and codes of practice you need to operate a business.

It offers:

  • a summary of state or territory, local and Australian government requirements
  • information about licence fees, how to apply, periods of cover and renewals
  • how to access application and renewal forms
  • who to contact for more help and information

ABLIS website

Australian Small Business

This site offers a range of information and initiatives to help grow and expand your business. Covers topics such as Starting a Business, Hiring Staff,  Reducing Red Tape, Tax MeasuresImproving Cash Flow and Digital Advice.

Small Business website

Workplace Health and Safety Small Business Program

The Small Business Workplace Health and Safety Program provides free and easy to use services to help manage health and safety in Queensland businesses.

The Program offers Safety workshops; workplace consultations; presentation and information sessions; group session and workplace safety guidance. There is no cost.

This program is suited to Queensland small businesses that have limited or no safety systems in place.

Small Business Workplace Health and Safety Program

Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland is Queensland’s peak association for employers in any industry. It is a not for profit organisation run by business owners. Members pay a fee to join to access services.  Their website has a wide range of advice and information relating to managing and running a business.

Employer Assistance Hotline

Through their Employer Assistance Hotline, CCIQ helps members manage staff entitlements, performance management issues, termination, redundancies and other employment-related matters. The hotline number is 1300 135 822.

Employee Assistance Hotline

EcoBiz

EcoBiz is a free program that helps businesses save money by reducing energy, waste and water consumption and introducing sustainable strategies into their business. The program includes one-on-one coaching, site survey, tools to benchmark, workshops and webinars. Members will gain access to free tools to monitor how much energy, water and waste your business uses.

ecoBiz

ATO Business Assistance Program

The Australian Taxation Office Business Assistance Program offers FREE tailored tax and super support over a 12 month period. A representative call you three times to help you understand your tax, super and GST obligations.

Each check-in phone call is an opportunity for you to ask questions about your businesses tax and super needs and to understand how to meet your obligations.

More information

Business Webinars

Webinars are an ideal way for you to improve your business skills without leaving your desk. The Queensland Government has recordings of webinars covering a range of essential business topics, including Business Basics, Social media, and Marketing.

Pre-recorded Business webinars are available at Business Queensand Webinars.

Australian Small Business Advisory Services

RDA Brisbane is delivering the Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) program throughout Queensland, including the Sunshine Coast. The scheme delivers low cost, high quality, digital advisory services to small businesses, to help them increase their online presence and compete in a digital world. The program is delivered through a combination of channels including:

  • One-on-one consultations delivered face-to-face, online or over the phone
  • Interactive webinars
  • Face-to-face workshops

For more information, including current webinars and workshops, visit their website.

Business Tips

Australia Post

Data and insights into e-Commerce with the 2019 Data and insights into e-Commerce Report published by Australia Post.

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