Please refer to the below list for a range of business support services in Queensland.
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 is the Australian Government’s business program delivery division in the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics assists and encourages informed decision making, research and discussion with governments and the community, by leading a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service.
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 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.
With Australian small businesses facing an increase in operating costs and compliance green-tape, a toolset is helping to identify carbon tax costs for businesses, in language they can understand.
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
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 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 (not currently working).
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.
Visit the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce website at www.homehillchamber.com
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.
For a list of Queensland Government Services visit www.qld.gov.au
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
Visit training.qld.gov.au for free training and career information.
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.
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.
North Queensland Small Business Development Centre (NQSBDC) is the Townsville-based home of business support and innovation.