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    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business
    The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

    Small Business Week events near you, Brisbane

    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business
    The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Small Business Week events near you, Brisbane

    Brisbane businesses are lining up to host events, workshops, webinars and seminars from Monday, as part of Queensland Small Business Week (2017 QSBW).

    Partnered with Vodafone Australia, the statewide event (15 – 20 May) will celebrate the sector’s $100 billion economic contribution to Queensland and champion the importance of technology, promote a culture of entrepreneurship, and reinforce to small business owners it’s their time to thrive.

    Sumo Print and Design Group Managing Director Samantha Bryant is hosting a free ‘Let Go and Grow’ event at Norman Park Bowls Club on Friday 19 May.

    The industry leader said the week allows her to give back to the sector and provide other small business owners with an opportunity to learn and acquire new ideas, skills and tools, so they can take their businesses to the next level.

    “It’s really important to get to know the people in your neighbourhood and the local businesses in your community,” Ms Bryant said.

    “The Let Go and Grow event will feature short, interactive sessions with a variety of guest speakers, including finance, accounting and marketing specialists.”

    Minister for Small Business Leeanne Enoch said small business leaders like Ms Bryant enable the sector to thrive in Queensland.

    “There are more than 414,000 passionate small business operators throughout our state. Irrespective of their location or passion, they all have a common goal, and that’s for more Queensland small businesses to start, grow and employ,” Ms Enoch said.

    “The week will give everyone associated with small business the resources they need so their businesses can thrive.”

    More than 5000 people are expected to attend Queensland Small Business Week events across the state.

    Time is also running out for Queenslanders, small business owners and current small business operators aged 16 years and above to enter the $10,000 social media challenge – proudly sponsored by Australia Post.

    The competition closes on Monday (15 May). Entries (up to 60 seconds in length and no more than 4GB in size) must be uploaded to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and include two hashtags: #QLDsmallbiz #Time2thriveQLD.

    To be eligible for the prize, applicants are also required to follow Business Queensland on either Facebook (@businessqldgov), Instagram (@businessqld) or Twitter (@businessqldgov).

    A panel of judges will select the winning entrant, who will be awarded the $10,000 first prize.

    To discover more about 2017 QSBW or to search for an event near you, visit or download the 2017 QSBW app.


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