Queensland SMALL BUSINESS 2018

Date: 28-May-2018


Queensland Small Business Week 2018 celebrates the vital contribution small business makes to Queensland’s vibrant economy. An important part of the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016-20, this state-wide event will consist of a suite of programs to enable small businesses to meet the challenges of a changing economy and help them to start, grow and employ.

Queensland Small Business Week 2018 hits the road
As part of Queensland Small Business Week 2018, the Office of Small Business is pleased to present regional events in Townsville, Gladstone and Toowoomba.

The Regional Roundtables in Townsville and Gladstone will present a program for you to learn and acquire new ideas, skills and tools to take your business to the next level. Joining the Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Employment and Small Business, you will hear from a range of industry experts through keynote and panel presentations and have the opportunity to workshop the discussions with small business Mentors.

The Regional Networking event in Toowoomba will provide the perfect opportunity to connect and collaborate with small businesses, industry stakeholders and small business mentors. An essential part of any business, building a well-established network can help you identify new opportunities, ideas and innovative solutions for your business.

These events are free to attend and open to all small business owners, managers and industry stakeholders. As places are limited, book your place today to avoid disappointment.

Regional Roundtable Townsville
Tuesday 29 May 2018
4:00pm to 7:00pm
The Banquet Centre, Townsville
For more information and to register, click here

Regional Roundtable Gladstone
Wednesday 30 May 2018
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Oaks Grand Hotel, Gladstone

For more information and to register, click here

Regional Networking Event Toowoomba
Thursday 31 May 2018
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Picnic Point Function Centre, Toowoomba

For more information and to register, click here

Register for an event near you
Each year, Queensland Small Business Week continues to grow, with more events in more locations, delivering a range of opportunities for small business owners to network, connect, and learn new skills and tools that will help them succeed now and in the future.

New events are being added each week and here is just a selection of what is coming up in Queensland Small Business Week 2018:

Monday 28 May 2018

  • Dalby Small Business Podcast Series, hosted by Dalby Chamber of Commerce
  • Yellow's Breakfast of Online Champions in Bundaberg, hosted by Yellow
  • Startup for Success, hosted by UPTURN Business Advisory
  • Mindfulness in Business - Introductory Workshop, hosted by Mindful Moments Counselling

Tuesday 29 May 2018

  • Queensland Small Business Week 2018 Regional Roundtable Townsville, hosted by the Office of Small Business
  • "Do I Need Legals for That?", hosted by Legally Shalini

Wednesday 30 May 2018

  • Queensland Small Business Week 2018 Regional Roundtable Gladstone, hosted by the Office of Small Business
  • Surviving the first 12 Months: Budgeting & Cashflow Secrets, hosted by Beankeepers Pty Ltd

Thursday 31 May 2018

  • Queensland Small Business Week 2018 Regional Networking Event Toowoomba, hosted by the Office of Small Business
  • Google Digital Garage in Brisbane, hosted by Google
  • Sale Ready Business, hosted by DLA Partners

Friday 1 June 2018

  • Business Insights: The Real Stories of Business Success hosted by Family Business Australia (Queensland)
  • SHINE Business Women's Conference hosted by SHINE Business Women
  • Profit Improvement Strategies for Your Small Business, hosted by Tablelands Regionals Council

To see a full list of events being held during Queensland Small Business Week, head over to theBusiness Queensland event calendar and search for QSBW.

If you run events that support small business owners, why not take part in Queensland Small Business Week 2018 and register to host an event. Registrations close on Friday 11 May 2018. Visit the Business Queensland website for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at Queensland Small Business Week 2018, presented by the Queensland Government in partnership with Australia Post, Bendigo Bank and Vodafone.

Source: Queensland Government

Latest news

CCIQ calls for more clarity around new GST distribution

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the announcement of the Federal Government’s proposed GST arrangement that no state will be worse off but calls on the government to reveal where the extra money will come from.

Following a Productivity Commission report last month which suggested a cumulative cut to Queensland’s GST funding by as much as $11.7 billion by 2026/27, the announcement by Treasurer Scott Morrison provides some temporary relief until the full picture is revealed.

CCIQ Head of Media and Industry, Dan Petrie said that the GST is a policy area that is critically important to all states and reassessing the current formula is a logical first step.

“While a positive step, we must bear in mind that the new GST distribution formula is not tax reform and should not be the end game.

“For years, we’ve been advocating for broader structural reform of the federal tax system, which would leave room for State and Territory governments to remove inefficient taxes such as payroll tax and stamp duties.

“The GST as a consumption tax is not a sacred cow,” Mr Petrie said.

CCIQ remains vigilant on reminding governments at both state and federal levels that it is largely the business sector that collects the tax which pays for the schools, hospitals and government functions the states administer on behalf of the tax payer.

“We are eagerly awaiting the finer details of the new carve up, specifically as to where the extra money will come from.

“If the Federal Government is proposing the money come from its surplus for example, we would obviously take issue with this.

Thursday 5 July, 2018 | By: Daniel Petrie

Source: www.cciq.com.au

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