20 / December / 2018

Christmas boost for Queensland small business


Posted 20 December 2018

Christmas has come early for more than 200 small businesses that will share in almost $1.8 million from the latest round of small business grants.

Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman congratulated the 228 successful businesses, who applied for grants of up to $10,000 each to assist with the purchase of hardware, software and services (such as digital coaching).

“We know that small businesses are the engine room of our diverse Queensland economy and investing in their growth leads to more local jobs,” Ms Fentiman said.

“The Small Business Digital Grants of more than $1 million will allow 210 businesses to create more than 630 jobs while 18 businesses will receive Business Growth funding of almost $726,000 to take their business to the next level.

“The State of Small Business 2018 report released today (20 December) shows that we have helped more than 1,000 small businesses with more than $6.2 million in grants in 2018,” Ms Fentiman said.

“The report shows the thriving small business sector is growing in number and confidence, particularity when it comes to innovating for the future.

“The number of small businesses is on the rise in Queensland with more than 426,000 small businesses contributing around $113 billion to the state’s economy and employing more than 900,000 Queenslanders.

Ms Fentiman said the latest recipients of the Digital and Business Growth grants represented a diverse range of professions and businesses throughout Queensland.

“The businesses that will benefit range from sausage manufacturing, specialised diving equipment, the beauty industry, military and aerospace production, wastewater eco systems, to shed and cubby house framing,” Ms Fentiman said.

The State of Small Business Report can be viewed on the Queensland Government’s Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website.


- Information thanks to the Queensland Government