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PKF Australia

Accountants and Business Advisers

Grant to be offered to QLD home businesses

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Sara Crevillen

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Grant to be offered to QLD home businesses

Background

The Queensland government has budgeted a pool of $1 million to support home-based entrepreneurs to help establish or grow their businesses. Online applications open 1 September.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  1. have a Queensland-based business
  2. meet the definition of a home-based business
  3. have at least one child under 12 in their care for at least 50% of the time
  4. have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

Funding available

Funding of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) will be provided in two stages:

  • Stage one: Grants of up to $2,500 will be provided to stay-at-home parents to hire a professional consultant to develop a business action plan for their home-based business
  • Stage two:Dollar for dollar funding of up to $2,500 will be provided to successful stage one recipients to improve or establish business as detailed in the business action plan developed in stage one.

Grant payments will be paid directly to the consultant or service provider on successful completion of the project.

How we can support you

Stage one funding is based on development of a Business Action Plan. We have the skills and expertise to work with you to develop a robust business plan.

This process includes five key phases:

  1. Set clear goals and objectives (quantitative and qualitative)
  2. Analyse macro economic and market/competitive factors
  3. Agree strategic drivers and key areas of focus
  4. Shape actions, tasks and financial budget
  5. Deliver Action Plan document.

Important dates

Applications have opened and you can register your interest in these grants emailing [email protected]


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