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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, Goondiwindi

    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, Goondiwindi

    Goondiwindi 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.

    Engage and Create Consulting Managing Director Julia Telford is hosting a networking event that celebrates small businesses based in regional Queensland at the Goondiwindi Town Hall Restaurant on Wednesday 17 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.

    “We have a responsibility to support and nurture small businesses in regional and outback Queensland,” Ms Telford said.

    “The event is an opportunity for business owners to get together and promote their products and services in a non-competitive, fun environment.

    “Goondiwindi has a very supportive small business community. I hope the region gets behind the week in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation.”

    Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch said small business advocates like Engage and Create Consulting help 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 learn more about 2017 QSBW or to search for an event near you, visit www.business.qld.gov.au/smallbusinessweek or download the 2017 QSBW app.

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