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Boost for Qld small business with $15k grants on offer

Queensland small businesses ready to take their business to the next level are being encouraged to apply for a grant up to $15,000 to help their business boost turnover, increase their workforce or improve their resilience.

Boost for Qld small business with $15k grants on offer
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Details of the next round of the popular Business Boost grants are now available with businesses able to register their interest in applying from 9am on 12 August.

For this round of the Business Boost grants, $2.5 million worth of grants are on offer to Queensland small businesses that are seeing positive growth and are looking to expand further.

Previous recipients of the grant have used the funds to do a range of business-boosting projects such as introducing an online booking system, redeveloping websites, building a tailor-made workplace health and safety system and staff training.

To be eligible, small businesses need to employ less than 20 employees and have had a turnover between $300,000 and $600,000 in the last financial year.

Businesses will need to co-contribute at least 30 per cent of the total cost of their proposed project with grant funding paid to successful small businesses following completion of the project.

To manage applications for the grants, a new two-stage process has been introduced.

Grants will be awarded through a two-stage process starting with businesses registering their interest to apply by completing a simple online form that collects basic business information.

This registration process will be open from 9am on 12 August and will be open for more than a week until it closes at midnight on 19 August.

The second stage of the application will see a number of businesses selected through a ballot process to be invited to complete a full application. This format means all interested business owners have an equal opportunity to apply.

For more information about the Business Boost Grants visit www.business.qld.gov.au/businessboost  

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