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The Queensland Government is offering Grants of up to $5,000 match funded for newly started small businesses to access funding for professional advice and support that is critical in the early stages of growing a business. 

Queensland businesses with less than 20 employees and a business name registered within the last four years may apply for a match funded Grant of up to $5,000 to fund a project of up to $10,000 to engage an adviser or complete training to help establish or develop the business.

The project that is funded must fall into 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.

Further details about the Grant are available here and you may preview the application form here. Round 2 for the Small Business Entrepreneurs Grant closes 5pm 21 November 2017.

Your Hanrick Curran adviser can assist in a wide range of ways to deliver support for business establishment and growth.  To explore avenues for you to focus on to build a better business please take our short business improvement survey and then discuss with your Hanrick Curran adviser the better business program that could be partially funded by the Entrepreneurs Grant.

For further information about Hanrick Curran’s Better Business Program or the Small Business Entrepreneur’s Grant speak with your usual Hanrick Curran adviser or Matthew Beasley, Nathanael Lee, Angela Winton, Robert Pitt or Scott Hutton.

Please note that this publication is intended to provide a general summary and should not be relied upon as a substitute for personal advice.