Small businesses are urged to take advantage of a recently-established Small Business Hub on Redlands Coast.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the initiative provided free mentoring and guidance sessions to help businesses grow and thrive.
“Council is proud to support the Small Business Hub, which has been established in partnership with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) and Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce,” Cr Williams said.
“Small businesses play a vital role in the Redlands economy – creating local jobs, providing essential goods and services, helping create liveable communities and fostering civic pride, which assists in attracting investment into the region.
“Many small businesses are doing it tough following the effects of the global pandemic and ongoing economic conditions, so it is important they receive the support they need to thrive.
“Last year Council was inducted into the Small Business Friendly Councils program, which aims to reduce barriers between large organisations and small businesses.
“Our support of the Small Business Hub is an example of this program in action, aligning with Council’s 2014-2041 Economic Development Framework and our commitment to collaborate with key stakeholders to increase the city’s economic capacity.”
The Small Business Hub involves DESBT officers providing face-to-face support and information on:
- Recruitment and retention of staff,
- Business planning,
- Mentoring and support,
- Government grants and funding,
- Apprenticeship and traineeship support,
- Skilling Queenslanders for Work, and
- Referrals to other agencies or organisations.
The Small Business Hub is located at Cleveland Library on the third Thursday of each month from 10am to 2pm.
For more information or to book an appointment, email [email protected]