Grants for local business to go digital

Local small businesses wanting to boost their digital and online presence can now apply for funding of up to $10,000 under the latest round of Small Business Digital Grants.


Small businesses in North Lakes and Deception Bay can use this funding to enhance their digital and online operations, said Chris Whiting MP


“The grants of up to $10,000 will help business owners to work smarter and make the most of online opportunities,” said Chris Whiting


“Some businesses are using the funding to redevelop their websites and boost their social media presence.


“It opens up opportunities for businesses to sell their goods to a broader market online, through social media and websites.


“Since our Advancing Small Business strategy began more than $8.2 million has been provide in grants to over 1,500 small businesses in Queensland.


“Recipients of these grants reported that they expect to take on 2,995 new employees,” said Chris.


Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman said that by investing in Queensland’s small businesses we will grow the economy which will lead to more local jobs.


“The Palaszczuk Government has invested $4.9 million to support almost 1,000 small businesses under this successful program,” said Minister Fentiman.


“Empowering small businesses to be digitally savvy is a key driver of the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016-20 to strengthen small business and help them to keep up in our fast growing economy,” said Minister Fentiman.


To be eligible for funding, small businesses must have fewer than 20 employees, have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST, have a turnover of $2 million or less in the last financial year and be based in Queensland.


Applications close on 5 October 2018. For more information including application forms, guidelines, terms and conditions, visit

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