Queensland will celebrate its first Small Business Month in May with $200,000 in grants up for grabs to host events, said Chris Whiting MP.
The Small Business Month was created after Queensland Small Business Week proved to be too small to host a record 270 events throughout May last year.
“In Bancroft I know we need a whole month to create events that help local small businesses learn new skills, network, grow and generate more jobs, said Chris Whiting.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to make Queensland the best place for small businesses to start, grow and create more jobs.
“Small businesses create local jobs and driving the local economy and we want to celebrate our growing number of innovative, creative and exciting small businesses.
“Now the Small Business Event grants are open for application and I want local businesses and community organisations to apply.
“Last year we saw innovative events including a live podcast at a ‘women in grazing’ event in Rockhampton and a smart device photography workshop for small businesses in Moranbah.
“Local small businesses, community groups, individuals, local councils and peak industry associations have until 5pm Tuesday 10 March 2020 to submit a grant application,” said Chris Whiting.
Funding of up to $5,000 is available. For more information on grants and to register an event, visit www.business.qld.gov.au/smallbusinessmonth