Pumicestone Passage (Image credit: Visit Moreton Bay Region)
Apply for Small Business Digital Grants

The next round of the Small Business Digital Grants is now open, and you are invited to apply.  The Small Business Digital Grants provide up to $10,000 in matched funding to eligible businesses to enhance digital capabilities such as website optimisation, receiving online payments or creating a social media plan. The minimum grant funding amount is $1,000.

Apply for the Incubator Support program

This AusIndustry grant provides new and existing business incubators with matched funding of up to $500,000, to assist Australian start-ups develop the capabilities required to succeed in international markets.

Read the local More for Business magazine

Have you read the online More for Business magazine for Moreton Bay region businesses?  The current issue celebrates local tastes with Regional Flavours, takes a closer look at North Lakes' development, explores the region's first Visitor Information Centre on wheels and puts your business in the spotlight with the Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence and Innovation Awards. 

Women Take the Wheel Initiative

As part of the Women Take the Wheel initiative The Queensland Bus Industry Council are looking for Women to take the wheel and drive a bus.

Queensland's new Chief Entrepreneur Steve Baxter

Well-known investor, tech founder and Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter will take over from Mark Sowerby as Queensland’s next Chief Entrepreneur in October.

Moreton Maritime Alliance Makes a Splash

On Monday, 25 September, regional maritime stakeholders gathered together for the second bi-monthly Maritime Industry Cluster meeting at the Moreton Bay Boat Club.

Apply for ATSI Business Development and Assistance Program

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and businesses are invited to apply for this grant with access to finance products, advice, training and workshops to start or grow a small to medium business.

Apply for MIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

MIT Bootcamps are back. The MIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp will be held at QUT in Brisbane between 10 - 16 February 2018.  The MIT Bootcamp will bring together innovators from across the globe to focus on technology-enabled innovation in Queensland’s key sectors including agriculture, mining and environmental management.

Advance Queensland and QUT will offer three full scholarships to Queenslanders attending the bootcamp, including one specifically for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander participant.

Eatons Hill opens doors to 4.5-star accommodation

The doors have opened on new Eatons Hill Hotel accommodation and conference facilities.

The brand-new hotel features 90 rooms, including multi-level sky penthouses providing two bedrooms, a spacious living area, two bathrooms and a deep soaking bath – setting the benchmark for accommodation outside Brisbane’s CBD.

Capability Statement Workshop
Friday 13 October 2017, 8.30 - 12.30, 6 Endeavour Boulevard, North Lakes

If you want your business to stand out from the crowd and improve your chance of securing contracts, then attending a capability statement workshop is a must for you. Hosted by the Queensland Government, these interactive workshops aim to help businesses develop and prepare effective capability statements.

PUBLIC LECTURE: 'Raising the Bar'- Technology, the future and you: robotics and bio-tech
Thursday 19 October 2017, 6.00 - 8.00pm, Norths Leagues and Services Club

The next generation of artificial intelligence, robots and bio-tech are being pioneered by these leading researchers who are based right at your back door. The University of the Sunshine Coast is proud to present this cutting-edge research by leaders in their field.

Find out how to future proof a future featuring robots, and find out about the latest development in biotechnology for the advancement of new technology frontiers.

Samford Commons Maker Festival
Saturday 4 November 2017, Samford Common, 2204 Mount Samson Road, Samford

A celebration of all forms of human creativity by bringing together Art, Science, Agriculture, Craft and Ingenuity … to name a few.  Make. Do. Celebrate!

The festival commences at 11:00 am on 4 November 2017, with stalls until 4:00 pm and celebrations into the early evening on Saturday.

Government Business Links
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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