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Queensland Government Support Initiatives for Small Business - By Terri Cooper



Are you a small business owner seeking guidance and support to navigate the ever-changing landscape of entrepreneurship? Look no further!


In this article, we will introduce you to a range of valuable resources and support services specifically designed to empower small business owners like yourself. Whether you're facing unique challenges or striving for growth opportunities, these programs can provide the guidance, assistance, and networking opportunities you need to thrive in today's business environment.


Small Business Wellness Coaches: Addressing Your Unique Challenges

Small business owners face a myriad of personal and business challenges. Our dedicated wellness coaches offer free one-on-one support, helping you tackle these challenges head-on. In partnership with the Queensland Government, the Queensland Mental Health Commission, the Queensland Small Business Commissioner, and CCIQ, our wellness coaches provide tailored assistance to meet your specific needs. Reach out to Brisbane Wellness Coach Martin McGlone to access this invaluable resource.


Small Business Financial Counsellors: Guiding You Through Financial Hurdles

Financial obstacles can significantly impact the growth and stability of your business. Our qualified team of Small Business specialists is here to help. From addressing cash flow issues to providing guidance at any stage of your business journey, our financial counsellors offer discreet support. Connect with your local financial counsellor today for a confidential introductory chat.


Givit Small Business Hardship Appeal: Rebuilding and Replacing Vital Resources

Small businesses often face hardships due to unforeseen circumstances, such as natural disasters or economic downturns. The Givit Small Business Hardship Appeal is a practical solution to assist businesses in repairing or replacing essential equipment and resources. Join us in supporting these businesses by clicking on the "need help" tab if you require assistance, or consider offering support as a big-hearted business or community member.


Workcover Advice Line: Navigating Workers' Compensation with Confidence

Dealing with workers' compensation claims and processes can be daunting for small business owners. Our free workers' compensation information service, delivered by CCIQ in partnership with the Workers' Compensation Regulator, provides expert guidance. Our advisors can help you understand the claims process, navigate return-to-work procedures, and provide assistance with case reviews and appeals. Gain the support and knowledge you need to ensure a smooth and compliant journey.


EcoBiz: Sustainable Solutions for Your Business

In an era of increasing environmental consciousness, EcoBiz offers small businesses a unique opportunity to reduce costs and improve sustainability. By participating in the program, you gain access to complimentary tools such as one-on-one coaching, site surveys, and benchmarking support. Additionally, you'll find a wealth of resources including hot topics, fact sheets, webinars, and industry case studies to help you cut energy bills and implement effective water and waste management strategies. Participating in EcoBiz will also meet the minimum requirement for businesses interested in tendering for Brisbane Olympics 2032.


Mentoring 4 Growth: Unlocking Your Business Potential

Sometimes, all you need is a fresh perspective to overcome challenges and seize growth opportunities. Mentoring for Growth (M4G) provides eligible businesses with free access to volunteer business experts. These mentors offer valuable insights, options, and suggestions tailored to your specific circumstances. With their guidance, you can refine your strategies, unlock untapped potential, and achieve greater success.


Industry Workforce Advisors: Building a Strong Workforce

A skilled and efficient workforce is crucial for business success. Our Industry Workforce Advisors are here to help you address your workforce challenges. They assist in identifying suitable solutions, connecting you with relevant programs and funding opportunities, industry-based initiatives, and Australian Government wage subsidies and employer incentives. Together, we can drive the growth and success of your business.


Brisbane Business Hub – Free Mentors: Tapping into Expertise and Insights

The Brisbane Business Hub provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise through its network of expert mentors from various industries and sectors. These mentors offer strategic insights on a wide range of topics, including finance, marketing, operations, and more. By tapping into their experience, you can gain valuable advice and guidance to help you chart a successful pathway to growth. Take advantage of this incredible resource and connect with mentors who understand the unique challenges of running a business in Brisbane.


Funding Finder: Discovering Available Grants

Funding is often a crucial factor in driving business growth and innovation. Our Funding Finder tool simplifies the process of searching for available grants that align with your business needs. Whether you're looking for funding to support research and development, expand your operations, or invest in new technologies, this tool can help you uncover opportunities that may otherwise go unnoticed.


As a small business owner, you don't have to face the challenges and opportunities alone. These essential resources and support services are here to provide guidance, assistance, and networking opportunities to help you unlock the full potential of your business. Whether you need wellness coaching, financial guidance, equipment replacement, workers' compensation support, sustainable solutions, mentoring, workforce advice, access to expert mentors, or funding opportunities, we've got you covered.


Remember, success is not just about working harder; it's about working smarter and utilizing the resources available to you. Take advantage of these valuable programs and services to navigate the business landscape with confidence and achieve your goals.

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