COVID-19

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 …

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 …

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 …

Local Buy Opportunities for Small and Regional Businesses

Information sent via email from Local Buy We are excited to advise that Local Buy (http://www.localbuy.net.au/) is undertaking a number of initiatives to actively help local businesses struggling under COVID-19 conditions and set them up to access opportunities (public and private) as our local economy is kickstarted. Firstly Local Buy has committed to a mass refresh …

Supply chain issues: Hand sanitiser available in Wide Bay Burnett

A number of businesses across the Wide Bay Burnett region are pivoting to supply essential items during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are pleased to support our local manufacturers and businesses who are #MakingItForQLD. If you are experiencing supply chain issues, click here.   Bundaberg Brewed Drinks has formulated hand sanitiser for exclusive sale to …