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Southern Downs Regional Council is offering local businesses up to 3 hours of paid Business Advice Support from local providers. We are participating as an approved provider of Website, Digital and Marketing training.

Southern Downs Regional Council are offering local businesses 3 hours of paid Business Advice Support from local providers. We are participating in the program as a provider under the Websites & Digital Marketing category.

The Business Advice Support Program gives eligible businesses access to one-on-one expert advice from lawyers, accountants, HR professionals and others, free of charge.

The Business Advice Support Program is a temporary program jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments as a component of the 2019 Queensland Bushfires Community Recovery Package under Category C of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

The Business Advice Support Program is designed to meet and respond to the strategic priority “Build a skilled workforce” in Southern Downs Regional Council’s (SDRC) “Tourism Strategy 2017-2020” which underpins “Southern Downs Regional Council Economic Development Strategy 2017-2020.

SDRC Business Advice Support Program Now Open

Driving tourism business development, growth and resilience are important contributors to local and regional economies.

SDRC aims to strengthen the skills and experience of its tourism workforce and increase the business capabilities of operators
to ensure the industry can meet the growing demands of visitors.

By helping small business access one-on-one professional advice, the capabilities, sustainability, and resilience of tourism businesses can be supported.

The objectives of the Business Advice Support Program are to:

  • Support business recovery from recent natural disasters and economic downturn and mitigate ongoing impacts
  • Increase business confidence and build capability
  • Collect data to inform future programs and assess impact of the program

The Business Advice Support Program is available for paid-for one to three (1-3) hour sessions per business with a third-party supplier in one of the following categories to ask questions specific to your business;

  • Finance
  • Business Planning
  • Website, Digital and Marketing
  • Legal Services
  • Human Resources and Industrial Relations

We are a supplier for the SDRC program relating to Website, Digital & Marketing Training.

For more information or to apply to take advantage of this fantastic FREE opportunity visit the SDRC page at