29 / May / 2018

Queensland Small Business Week 2018 kicks off


Posted 29 May 2018

The inspiring stories behind Queensland small businesses were in the spotlight on Monday (28 May) at the launch of Queensland Small Business Week 2018.

Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman officially opened the week of celebrations and events at Brisbane venue, The Joinery.

The launch also included the announcement of the 100 Faces of Small Business initiative, bringing the stories of Queensland’s small businesses to centre stage.

“Small Business Week acknowledges the vital contribution small businesses make to the state’s economy, and to every community across the state,” Ms Fentiman said.

“Each small business has a story filled with passion and hard work, and their businesses are the heart and soul of our communities,” she said.

Queensland Small Business Week is delivered annually by the Office of Small Business with a range of event hosts across the state to provide opportunities for small business owners to network, connect and learn new skills.

“This week is an important part of the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016–20, and demonstrates our commitment to ensuring Queensland remains the place for small business to start, grow and employ,” Ms Fentiman said.

“There will be more than 150 events across the state and I encourage all Queensland small businesses to attend one near you.”

Free webinars and events

There are a number of free webinars available to businesses in the Moreton Bay Region this week on topics ranging from budgeting and cash flow to bookkeeping, cloud accounting and business growth.

Head online to register for an event and to see the 100 Faces of Small Business gallery.

Queensland Small Business Week 2018 is presented by the Queensland Government in partnership with Australia Post, Bendigo Bank and Vodafone.