Business growth programs

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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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Queensland Government has a dedicated directory of businesses and caterers that supply products grown, made or produced in Queensland - the Queensland Government Food and Beverage Supplier Directory which lists hundreds of suppliers who produces and employs locally.  If you're a local supplier, you can apply below. 

    Apply now 

  • With so much information available online it can be hard to know where to turn for business support. My Business Health is here to help you navigate the system, to find what you need to face challenges and identify opportunities to grow your business.

    Pulling together a range of resources, My Business Health gives you easy access to tools, templates and tips to manage stress and proactively engage with running your business.

    My Business Health

  • Queensland now has a new Agtech portal! The online hub provides a wealth of resources, support and services to help connect with the agtech sector. You can also keep up-to-date on news, events and achievements from across the state.

    Agtech Online Hub

  • The Queensland Tourism Industry Council is offering free one-on-one online coaching tailored to individual businesses to provide ongoing support and resources. Businesses can register to receive up to four free 60-minute coaching sessions to help redevelop business plans, identify new revenue opportunities, develop new packaged itineraries, work with new trade partners and more. 

    QTIC Free Business Coaching

  • The Australian Government is investing $72.7 million to help Australian agribusinesses expand their export markets in 2021 as part of the Agri-Business Expansion Initiative.

    Key elements of the initiative include new one-on-one exporter support services, greater access to market intelligence, and matched grants for government and industry associations to work together on market expansion.

    More Information, click here