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Round two of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) is now open for applications
Applications close at 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time on 19 December 2017

The BBRF program will fund projects in regional Australia outside the major capital cities.

The $481.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

The program will fund projects in regional Australia outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra. A mapping tool is available to assist applicants determine the project location.

There are two streams of funding available under the program: the Infrastructure Projects Stream  and the Community Investments Stream.


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Applications now open for small to medium sized businesses to apply for TAFE Interns
Applications due 15 January 2018

TAFE Queensland are calling for applications from small to medium sized businesses to have a TAFE level student working on your business project for 13 days (one day per week on average) in semester 1, 2018.

Applications are for interns studying diplomas in Business, Leadership and Management.


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Thinking of a career change this holiday period?

Operating a small business is about more than just being your own boss - it's also about having the management skills, industry knowledge and long-term vision to grow and succeed.

If you're thinking of joining the one million people in Australia who run a business from home, check out these tips to help you get started.

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Winners of the 2017 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards announced

Winners of the 2017 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards have now been announced.  13 winners were announced at a prestigious gala awards luncheon held at Eatons Hill Hotel in front of 420 business leaders and guests.

The inaugural Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence and Innovation Awards aim to support commercialisation, business development, innovation and collaboration in the Moreton Bay Region.


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Get the statistics you need on international trade to help you make exporting decisions

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's (DFAT's) statistical information service can provide you with statistics on specialised trade and other economic data related to Australia and the rest of the world.

The information can help you when you make important business decisions.


Through the service you can get:

 

  • commodity trade data for Australia and the rest of the world
  • other economic and socio-economic information on specific countries.


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Get access to mentors to help your business grow

Mentoring for Growth (M4G) offers eligible businesses access to mentors to help their business grow. M4G is for businesses with challenges relating to business growth and innovation.

It is not recommended for start-ups or early stage businesses.

M4G offers your business access to a panel of 8-10 volunteer mentors that match your business needs. All mentors have skills and experience in coaching and developing businesses.

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Social Media Bootcamp for Startups
Every Tuesday starting 16th January 2018 (6 weeks)

Register now for the next Social Media Bootcamp for Startups!

Your Bootcamp Includes:
  • 6 weekly, live, interactive webinars ongoing access to all recordings
  • over 250 ‘How to’ slides to accompany the webinars
  • 7 must have templates to utilise in your strategy, planning and implementation
  • membership to a closed Facebook group for coaching, questions and collaboration.

"This Bootcamp is the best professional development program that I have undertaken in a very long time. I have paid for other courses on social media, but this one was so in-depth and practical." - Jenny W

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AusIndustry
AusIndustry in the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science puts Australian businesses first by simplifying and streamlining access to information, advice and services.

Australian Trade Commission
The Australian Trade Commission – Austrade - helps Australian businesses develop international markets and win productive foreign direct investment.

Department of Employment
The Australian Government Department of Employment is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.
Department of Education and Training
The Australian Government Department of Education and Training contains information about developing your skills and the skills of your employees; keeping your business competitive. 
Australian Taxation Office Small Business Newsroom

The ATO Small Business Newsroom is all your tax and super news in one place.
Advance Queensland

Advance Queensland is investing in our future by harnessing innovation to strengthen and diversify the economy and create jobs.
Workplace Health & Safety Queensland

The Small Business Program provides free work health and safety advisory services to small and medium-sized businesses throughout Queensland. 
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What is Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay?

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national network of Committees made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic development of their regions.

RDA Committees have an active and facilitative role in their communities and a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness their competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment.

Working in close partnership with fellow RDA Committees, all levels of government, and the private sector, RDA Committees will:


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