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

    Entrepreneur grants helping grow Qld small businesses

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

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Entrepreneur grants helping grow Qld small businesses

    The Palaszczuk Government today (Wednesday) announced the first round of recipients for the new Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program.

    Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch said 148 businesses will share in more than $559,000 in matched grant funding.

    “The Palaszczuk Government has made these grants available to newly started small businesses to enable them to access professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing a business,” Ms Enoch said.

    “The grants provide up to $5000 in matched funding to eligible businesses to engage a business consultant, advisor or coach.”

    Crick Construction is one of 60 Brisbane-based Small Business Entrepreneur Grant recipients. Director Bruce Crick said he will use funding for quality executive coaching and training in business practices. 

    “We’re a small business specialising in the construction of new homes and renovations, and are currently expanding into medium and large scale property maintenance,” he said.

    “To meet the demands for future growth, I need to invest in quality training and executive coaching. 

    “Winning this Small Business Entrepreneurs Grant allows me to access this coaching in order to progress the practices and systems needed to grow and stand out in the building and construction industry.” 

    Ms Enoch said the Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program is about encouraging entrepreneurship and increasing business capability and skills.

    “With good skills comes business confidence which leads to sustainability, meaning more small businesses can survive, grow and employ more Queenslanders,” she said.

    “Starting a business not only takes courage but also solid planning.

    “Getting professional advice to help you prepare a business plan is the best way to make sure your business can meet its goals, sales targets and operational milestones.”

    Eligible businesses must have registered a business name in the last four years and have fewer than 20 employees. Further rounds will be open later this year. Check www.business.qld.gov.au for updates.

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