Wow, we’re so excited about the upcoming Small Business Grants being offered by the Queensland Government. The amazing team from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training has been keeping Small and Micro Businesses up to date on current and future changes to state funding programs for Queensland businesses.
Here's What We Know So Far
The Qld Govt is launching three brand new small business grant programs. As a result, there is $25 million in the collective kitty over a two year period. However, given the huge pick-up of previous grants, I don’t know how long this funding will actually last.
Here are the three small business grants being offered up over the next several months:
1. Business Basics Grant
Business Basics grants of up to $5,000 each support new and emerging businesses to increase core capabilities and adopt current best practice. Applications to open on May 31, 2021.
2. Business Boost Grant
Business Boost grants of up to $15,000 will help small businesses to improve their efficiency and productivity through organisational development and upgrades through automated software and CRM systems. Grants can be used for website development and upgrades, strategic marketing, training and coaching, advisory services and planning for business continuity and succession. Applications to open late July 2021.
3. Business Growth Fund Grant
Business Growth Fund grants of up to $50,000 will allow businesses to buy highly specialised equipment to seize and accelerate growth opportunities. Applications to open May 11, 2021, with Guidelines available from 1 May.
* The Business Growth Fund grant is for the purchase of specialised equipment. Digital Marketing Hub does not provide a service in this field.
Small Business Adaption Grant Still Active
Yep, the Small Business Adaption grant is still going strong. I highly recommend this for all small or micro businesses. Here are a few services that we can help you with that are covered in this grant:
- business coaching aligned to business development and diversification.
- building the business through marketing and communications activities such as content development for web pages.
- digital/technological strategy development.
- digital training to adapt to new business models.
Need Help With Your Small Business Grant?
Digital marketing is an essential component of all small business development strategies. Fortunately, these grants will provide an amazing opportunity for small and micro businesses to ensure their businesses are competitive in the online world.
Remember, funding is limited so there are only a limited number of submissions approved. My suggestion is to ACT NOW.
Let us know if you are interested and we can keep you up to date when more information becomes available.