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RDA acknowledged for COVID leadership and support

RDA acknowledged for COVID leadership and support

The Commonwealth Government has commended the leadership of Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett (RDA WBB) in supporting the economic and community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories Nola Marino said that RDA Wide Bay Burnett’s engagement with their community, business and all levels of government had been vital …

Rural Economic Development Grants round 3 open

Regional Queensland agricultural businesses have the opportunity to share in $10m worth of grants to help fund job-creating projects across the state. Expressions of interest are open for round three of the Queensland Government Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants, which QRIDA administer on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Co-contribution grants of up to …

Request for assistance: Entrepreneurs’ wellbeing and coping during COVID-19

My name’s Hayley, I’m a Research Assistant from Curtin University’s Future of Work Institute. I’m contacting Australian business and industry groups to try to connect with Australian entrepreneurs who might be interested in taking part in a study by the Centre for Transformative Work Design. This study is researching entrepreneurs’ work design, wellbeing, and coping during …

Advocacy update: A second round of grants available

This morning Queensland’s Minister for Small Business Shannon Fentiman announced an additional $100 million to fund a second round of grants for small business, with half of the funds allocated for even distributed to small businesses across regional Queensland. Since the first round was exhausted within days, we have been advocating and working with the …

A new way to support your local retailers

A new way to support your local retailers

Introducing ShopLocal.com.au As a representatives of a business industry organisation, I know you understand the challenges small retail businesses in local communities face. I’d like to introduce Shop Local, an online marketplace being created to address these challenges. Shoplocal.com.au is currently seeking expressions of interest from sellers in your community who would like to find out more …

BIEDO hosts KCCI first virtual Meet & Greet

BIEDO hosts KCCI first virtual Meet & Greet

Article & image from SB Online. South Burnett groups have been keen to embrace video conferencing to beat COVID-19 isolation and keep their networks intact. The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) held its first virtual meet’n’greet on Tuesday 5th May. The KCCI meet’n’greets are usually held every six weeks, although the recent schedule …

Tax support for small business

For small business financially affected by COVID-19 A series of one hour sessions to discuss the stimulus package and how it can help small business. Summary of topics: Cash flow boost JobKeeper Instant asset write-off Accelerated depreciation Temporary relief for financially distressed businesses Register here.

Queensland’s roadmap to easing restrictions

Queensland’s roadmap to easing restrictions

Queensland’s Roadmap to Easing Restrictions outlines which businesses can operate at which stage, and what customer limits apply on premises. All businesses will need to do some planning to ensure they keep their business, staff and their customers safe. The new Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation (DSDTI) will  continue to work to support Queenslanders …