Caboolture Historical Village (Image credit: Visit Moreton Bay Region)
Startup Moreton Bay Region program returns

Start your dream business with the Startup Moreton Bay region program - back by popular demand!

SMBR is designed specifically for startup owner-operators, partnerships and entrepreneurs to develop core entrepreneurial and small business management skills through engagement with a proprietary set of strategic planning tools which generate a One Page Business Plan.

Startup Moreton Bay Region (SMBR) provides training, coaching & peer support, focuses on planning, executing & sustainability, and animates small business by combining fun & practical learning experiences with formal training (*BSB30315 Certificate III in Micro Business Operations).


Packer Leather boots another winner

Iconic Narangba manufacturer Packer Leather is set to update its technology and boost jobs, thanks to a half-million-dollar State Government grant.  State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the award-winning exporter would use the $530,000 grant to install state-of-the-art equipment to reduce production time.  Image credit: Family Business Australia

Thinking of importing or exporting?

Ready to import or export goods? Find grants and funding support to help you take your business overseas, improve your supply chain and understand customs requirements. 

2017 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards Presentation Lunch

Finalists have been announced for the 2017 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards. More than 100 entries were received across 12 categories for the inaugural awards, delivered by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) together with Moreton Bay Regional Council and award category sponsors.

Tickets are now on sale to the awards presentation lunch, as part of the final Business Moreton Bay Region Conference Series event for the year at Eatons Hill Hotel, Eatons Hill on Friday, 17 November.

Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program open

Round 2 grants are now open for the Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program.  The Program provides new small businesses access to professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing a business.  Matched funding of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses.

More for Business Magazine Issue 6

Welcome to the Sixth Issue of More for Business. This latest edition covers the new Redcliffe2Moreton Express passenger ferry, discusses the residential and industrial opportunities along the Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Corridor, takes a look at what's next for the Business Conference series, plus footy fever hits Moreton Bay Region.

Special Expressway Network Forum:
Cyber Security: Social Media = Legal Risk For Your Business!

Monday 13/11/17, 11.00am - 1.30pm

You are invited to attend the next EXPRESSWAY™ Moreton Bay Region Network Forum: Cyber Security: Social Media = Legal Risk For Your Business!

This EXPRESSWAY™ Network connects commercially focused, like-minded Queensland people, with the objective of creating a Queensland wide innovation network that encompasses all industry sectors, regions and stages of business. EXPRESSWAY™ offers opportunities for you to make connections, share ideas, form collaborations and find out about services available to you from government and business support agencies.

Free Digital Business Workshop
Tuesday 21/11/17, 8.30am - 1.00pm

Register now for a free Digital Business Workshop to improve your digital capability.

Before attending the workshop you are encouraged to complete the Digital Scorecard, an online digital capability assessment tool.

The workshop will help you work on improving the areas of your business you identified in the online scorecard as needing more attention.

During the workshop, you’ll discover:
  • current digital trends and how they impact your business
  • how to use data for better business decision-making
  • tips for using online analytics to track your business performance
  • how to improve your online presence and customer experience.

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. 
Find out more
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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