Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program - Queensland

Service summary

This program provides newly started small businesses access to professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing a business. The objectives of the program are to:

  • support new Queensland small businesses to establish and develop
  • encourage entrepreneurship and increase business capability and skills
  • facilitate and encourage access to professional business advice
  • improve business confidence and business sustainability
  • promote a culture of successful small businesses within Queensland
  • assist small businesses to work smarter, be more innovative and work less hours
  • result in more small businesses surviving, growing and employing staff
  • create an environment that makes it easier to do business.

Available funding:

Matched funding of up to $5000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to engage a consultant, advisor, or business coach to help establish or develop the business.

Payment will be made directly to the business on completion of the project and on presentation of proof of payment for the service. The value of the grant payment will be increased to compensate for any GST.

The advice must fall under one or more of the following areas:

  • professional business, tax, computing, legal or financial (accounting) advice
  • mentoring/coaching
  • business and strategic planning
  • market research and marketing strategies, including branding strategies and social media/digital strategies.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Commencement

Round 1 has now closed.
Businesses will be surveyed 12 months after the completion of the project.

Additional information

To be eligible the business must:

  • have a business name registered within the last four years
  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • be based in Queensland
  • declare if any owners or directors of the business are an undischarged bankrupt or insolvent.

The participating business must provide a project report on completion of the project detailing how the funds were spent and the impact it has had on the business.

Only one application per year will be accepted from an individual ABN or business address.

Administering agency

Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games
Office of Small Business

Contact details

Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games
Office of Small Business


Phone:

13 QGOV (13 74 68)
smallbusiness@dtesb.qld.gov.au

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