Council endeavours to promote relevant and helpful events, programs and projects from local, state and federal government agencies and from local, not-for profit business groups to foster business development. It also sometimes partners with agencies to deliver events, programs and projects helpful to local businesses.
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.
Small Business Digital Grants Program
They're back! Round two of the Small Business Digital Grants program has opened. Make the ost of the online opportunities to grow your business. Have a read of the eligibility criteria to see if this grant is suitable for your small business.
The Federal Government's business.gov.au website has useful tools and information to assist business owners to establish a business and to effectively plan for success.
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.
The attention of some of the world’s most innovative minds will focus on Queensland in late March 2017 for the inaugural Myriad Festival.
Myriad is a three day technology and startup festival packed with local and international speakers, interactive technology experiences and mind blowing live entertainment. Myriad offers a world class program of events, workshops and activities aimed at generating global connections for businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors alike.
Business Queensland's Small Business Grants Program
If you are looking for funding assistance, check out Business 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.
Additional Business Event Information
There are a number of online resources that are freely available to assist businesses:
- Digital Sunshine Coast is a website that promotes awareness of new digital technologies and ways to modernise business systems. View the events page which advertises courses and workshops for beginners and established business people.
- The Queensland Government's business and industry portal is an online resource for business people. With information on a broad range of business-related topics from starting out, business planning, researching grant opportunities to employment obligations.
The strategic direction of the Department of State Development is to deliver Queensland's economic prosperity by championing the interests of business and industry. The business events and grants information on the website may be very useful for business owners and operators.
Check the QLD Government Business Events Calendar for events hosted in Noosa Shire and across the region.