Christmas has come early for an innovative small businesses in North Lakes that was awarded a Small Business Digital Grant from the Palaszczuk Government.
Starcorp Energy is a new North Lakes-based electricity retailer and has been awarded $10,000 to set up a bigger and better digital footprint.
Starcorp Energy is one of the small businesses that are the engine room of our diverse local economy.
The small business digital grants can help Starcorp Energy enhance their digital and online operations to take on the big electricity retailers.
Across the state the $1 million in digital grants are expected to create over 630 jobs here in Queensland and help take over 200 businesses to the next level.
“The grant allows us to start kicking some goals and getting cheaper electricity to Queenslanders,” said Perry Stahmer from Starcorp Energy.
“We are a local company that has been operating a year, and we specialise in strata communities such as townhouses and retirement villages.
“We can deliver electricity savings of between 28 and 35 per cent to Queenslanders,” said Perry.
Minister for Small Business Shannon Fentiman also released the State of Small Business 2018 report today.
“The reports shows we have helped more than 1,000 small businesses with more than $6.2 million in grants in 2018,” said Minister Fentiman.
“The number of small businesses is on the rise in Queensland with more than 426,000 small businesses contributing around $113 billion to the state’s economy and employing more than 900,000 Queenslanders.
“99.8% of businesses reporting increased capability after taking part in one of our small business grant programs.
“Small businesses are the heart of our community and the Palaszczuk Government is committed to helping them to start, grow and employ,” said Minister Fentiman.