Small Business Mentoring Service - Queensland


Small Business Solutions is a Queensland Government initiative designed to enhance the business skills, profitability and growth of small businesses across Queensland. The service incorporates one-on-one business mentoring and formal skills recognition for business owners in their workplace at a time to suit them.

Specifically, Small Business Solutions:

  • Provides government subsidised Business Skills Mentors to small business owners, who will receive personalised, one-on-one mentoring on-site from experienced and accredited business professionals.
  • Provides businesses with comprehensive diagnostic services that incorporate small business planning and tailored solutions.
  • Provides a Business Skills Mentor who will complete a Business health Check to ascertain the strength and weaknesses of the small business, and provide assistance with strategies to find solutions to problems and take the organisation to the next level.
  • Provides personal, practical, one-on-one guidance in the areas of selling, profit, loss and business growth, marketing and sales, human resource management, computer skills and business planning.
  • Ascertains the experience and skills small business owners have acquired over time, as part of the Recognition of Prior Learning program. Participants may be eligible to receive accredited TAFE qualifications that will add value to their business and personal achievements.
  • Provides owners the opportunity to participate in flexible training opportunities and in tailored group workshops, and have access to relevant information to support their business.
  • Offers practical, hands-on help to reduce the isolation small business operators can sometimes feel.

In essence, Small Business Solutions aims to sculpt workforce skills to meet tomorrows challenges.

Small Business Solutions is an innovative and dynamic strategy which enables small businesses to access professional assistance in their workplace, in the form of Business Skills Mentors to enable them to sustain profitability and grow their business.

Service type

Support Service

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

Eligibility requirements

The service is designed to assist operators of small to medium enterprises that are operating in a commercial environment. To participate in the program the business owner must have a level of business experience that will enable them to demonstrate skills recognition towards formal qualifications and define themselves as a small business operator.


Refer to Small Business Solutions website for fees of the new Combined Workshops and Mentoring Program.

Administering agency

Department of Education

Small Business Solutions

Contact details

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Customer Service Centre

Small Business Solutions

Department of Education

Mailing address: PO Box 2614
Queensland 4122
Phone: 1300 406 080
Fax: 07 3215 1515