Business Support

Please refer to the below list for a range of business support services in Queensland.

Asian Century Business Engagement Plan Grant Guidelines

The Asian Century Business Engagement (ACBE) grant offers member-based business organisations the opportunity to earn between $20,000 and $30,000 in grants to help them harness commercial opportunities in Asia for small to medium sized Australian businesses.

AusIndustry

AusIndustry is the Australian Government’s business program delivery division in the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.

Australian Bureau of Statistics
The Australian Bureau of Statistics assists and encourages informed decision making, research and disucussion with governments and the community, by leading a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service.

Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS)

The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) helps you find the government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know about to meet your compliance responsibilities.

Australian Local Government Association

The Australian Local Government Association is the national voice of local government, representing 560 councils across the country.

BEC Australia

BEC Australia is a not-for-profit organisation whose primary role is to support and grow the national network of Business Enterprise Centres and provide representation on behalf of its members to key stakeholders.
Carbon Tax Calculator for Small Business

With Australian small businesses facing an increase in operating costs and compliance green-tape, a new toolset launched this week is helping to identify carbon tax costs for businesses, in language they can understand. For more details visit http://www.localsmile.com.au/BusinessCentre

Commonwealth Government Services

For access to Australian Commonwealth Government information such as Benefits & Payments, Communications & IT, Defence, Employment, Finance & Taxation, International Relations, Sport & Recreation, Tourism & Travel visit www.australia.gov.au

Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning

The Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning delivers innovative and economically responsible outcomes, and gets the balance right between economic opportunities, the impacts of development on the environment and improving the Queensland way of life.

Enterprise Connect

Enterprise Connect provides eligible Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with a free, independent business review plus grants to help implement business improvement initiatives. For more information visit www.enterpriseconnect.gov.au

Federal Government Business Assistance

Developing a business plan is one of the most valuable activities you can undertake in your business. There is an excellent tool provided by the Australian Government to assist you with this understanding. The MyBizPlan ipad app provides a template to help you get started. If you do not have an ipad, don’t worry, there are other templates (eg. Word) available.

Home Hill Chamber of Commerce

Visit the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce website at www.homehillchamber.com

National Broadband Network (NBN) Online Resources

If you are interested in practical tips that can help you establish or enhance your business’ online presence, there are a number of resources listed here that can assist you.

Queensland Government Services

For a list of Queensland Government Services visit www.qld.gov.au

Regional Development Australia

Regional Development Australia brings together all levels of government to enhance the growth and development of regional Australia.For more information visit www.rda.gov.au.You can also access the Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland Inc. website at www.rdatanwq.org.au

Skilling Solutions Queensland

Visit http://www.skillingsolutions.qld.gov.au/ for free training and career information.

Small Business Solutions

Small Business Solutions is a one-stop shop for small business. Designed to enhance the business skills, profitability and growth of small businesses, Small Business Solutions provides small business owners the opportunity to get real business assistance from accredited industry professionals.

Small Business Support Line

The national Small Business Support Line provides small business owners with a single point of contact to access information and referral services to improve their business sustainability and help better manage their business.

Townsville Business Development Centre

North Queensland Small Business Development Centre (NQSBDC) is the Townsville-based home of business support and innovation.

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