Who said that being an entrepreneur is easy? There might be a few “naturals” around who were born businesspeople, but for the rest of us starting and developing a business from scratch can be hard work, with plenty of trial and error and ups and downs along the way.
The best investment you can make in these circumstances is knowledge, expertise and advice to guide you and save you from making costly mistakes on your road ahead. What’s stopping most people from making that initial investment is the cost. Advice and support rarely come free and the early days of your new enterprise are precisely the days where you have little money to spare.
That’s where the Queensland Government’s Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program comes in:
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:
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).
To be eligible to apply, you need to be based in Queensland, have an ABN, a business name registered within the past 4 years, and fewer than 20 employees.
Round 3 of the Program is now open and will close on 6 June 2018 at 5pm, giving you three weeks to apply.
Please get in touch with us if you need more information or would like to help you with applying – at ASA we’re always happy to help small businesses!