Business Queensland has announced round 4 grants program for small businesses in Queensland. 

Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program

The Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program provides new small businesses access to professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing a business.

Available funding

Matched funding of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to engage a consultant, advisor or business coach for up to 3 months to help establish or develop the business. The minimum grant funding amount is $1,000.

The advice must fall under 1 or more of the following areas:

  • mentoring/coaching
  • business and strategic planning
  • professional business advice (i.e. information technology (IT), legal or financial)
  • marketing strategy development (i.e. branding strategies, social media/digital strategies, market research).

Payment will be made directly to the business on completion of the project and on presentation of proof of payment for the service.

As part of the services, the consultant will assist with developing a business action plan for the next 12 months to support and improve the business. Developing an action plan will focus ideas and determine what steps need to be taken to achieve particular business goals. 

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible the business must:

  • have a business name registered within the last 4 years
  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have Queensland headquarters
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

And if successful the participating business must provide a project report on completion of the project detailing how the funds were spent and the impact it has had on the business.

Be quick! Grant closes 13th December 2018 at 5pm.

Mentoring/Coaching Opportunity

Business Model Compass (BMC) is a business development agency offering expert advice to start-ups and early stage businesses. BMC is offering a mentoring program for participants that will bring clarity and provide strategic direction for your business. 

Use the 'Register Your Interest' button, enter your details and you will receive information about the grant and the program.