Burdekin celebrates Queensland Small Business Week

The Burdekin’s small businesses will be the focus of a week-long celebration, starting today.

Queensland Small Business Week (QSBW) runs from 15 to 20 May and, with its theme ‘Time to Thrive’, is full of events and workshops designed to help business owners learn and acquire new ideas, skills and tools.

As part of the festivities across the State, the Burdekin will host a New Ideas Forum at the Burdekin Theatre, Ayr this Wednesday 17 May from 7am.

The forum will bring together industry leaders to share their advice on how to grow small business ideas into big opportunities, and is an initiative of the Queensland Government’s Office of Small Business. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said QSBW was a time to celebrate and support the Burdekin’s small businesses.

“Small business is such an integral part of our community,” she said.

“I’d like to congratulate all the small business owners in our Shire who have shown the determination, commitment and passion to build and grow their businesses. The Burdekin is stronger because of their efforts.”

Launching QSBW today, Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch announced a fresh round of funding under a $3 million program helping small businesses grow, innovate and employ.

“Recipients of the Accelerate Small Business Grants receive matched funding of up to $10,000 to engage business mentors, coaches or an advisory board to work closely with the business for six to 12 months,” she said.

For further information and eligibility criteria visit www.business.qld.gov.au/accelerate.

To discover more about 2017 QSBW or to search for an event near you, visit www.business.qld.gov.au/smallbusinessweek or download the 2017 QSBW app.

To book your seat at Wednesday’s Burdekin Industry Breakfast: New Ideas Forum at Burdekin Theatre contact Eliza on (07) 4783 9800.


Get involved: 2017 Queensland Small Business Week


Registrations now open for the Ayr Surf Lifesavers QLD Day Fun Run

The 2017 Queensland Day Fun, Fitness & Lifestyle Expo will be held at the Alva Beach Park and Lifesavers Clubhouse on Sunday 4th June from 9.00am to 1.00pm.  The event will include free childrens’ rides and activities, free come-and-try fitness activities as well as provide health & wellbeing information for families.

Food and drinks will be on sale at the event and a variety of entertainment, demonstrations and prizes will be run throughout the day.  The event is being funded by the Queensland Government’s Queensland Day Funding Program, and will showcase what is great about living in Queensland.  Caro and Kingi (‘The Block’) will be our special guests and emcee’s for the event.

This year we will also host the Ayr Surf Lifesavers QLD Day Fun Run and 100m Dash for Cash competition.  The Fun Run (approx. 5km) will commence at 8.30am.


Pre-registration $5
To register, please complete and return the registration form and $5 in an envelope to Dotty Daisy Flowers (110 Queen Street, Ayr)

Registration on the day: $10

For more information or to be involved in the Expo, please contact Melissah or Tammy on (07) 4783 9800.

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