Small businesses looking to improve their efficiency and productivity may be eligible for funding of up to $15,000 thanks to a new grant from the State Government.
Businesses can use the grant towards website development and upgrades, strategic marketing, training and coaching, advisory services and planning for business continuity and succession.
The grant aims to support established small businesses through organisational development and upgrades through automated software and CRM systems.
The Business Boost grant comes alongside the Business Basics and Business Growth Fund grants, announced as part of Queensland Small Business Month in May.
Minister for Employment and Small Business Di Farmer says the grants build on the more than $180 million in Small Business COVID-19 Adaption grants that have already been paid to more than 20,300 small businesses.
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and are a vital part of the Palaszczuk Government’s economic recovery plan to get more Queenslanders into jobs,” Ms Farmer says.
“We’ve already helped tens of thousands of businesses through COVID-19 and these new grants will assist more businesses to recover and pursue opportunities to grow and employ more people.”
The grants follow Ms Farmer’s Small Business Roadshow in February, during which she travelled to Cairns and across the state to hear the thoughts of small business owners.
“We are rolling out grants this way based on the direct feedback I heard from thousands of small business owners,” she says. “The type of grants, information about what is required to get them and the application process itself are all a direct result of feedback from small businesses.
“We know, from our extensive consultation process, that Queensland businesses are at distinctly different stages, and our support programs need to reflect this.
“The Palaszczuk Government has listened, and now we are delivering.”
More information on the grant and its eligibility requirements will be released mid-July before applications open in late July.