Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett
Queensland Women in Business Awards

This month, the Women in Business Awards were held in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, providing an opportunity to share the success stories of women in business.

Established by Karen Phillips in 2013, the Women in Business Awards program has now expanded to five regions across Queensland with support from the Queensland Government.

The 2019 winner of the Innovation & Technology Award for the Greater Brisbane region was Nicole Gibson, Director and Founder of Söka Australia. Nicole believes reducing our water footprint is crucial for a sustainable future. Her invention, the Söka Tub, is a laundry soaking system that provides a solution to the water wasted during the standard laundry process.

Nicole is just one of many women recognised as part of this year’s awards. To find out more about the winners across other categories and regions, visit Women in Business Awards.

The final awards ceremony for 2019 will be held in Toowoomba for the Downs region on 7 November 2019. All 2019 winners will be recognised at a reception with Minister Shannon Fentiman MP and Minister Di Farmer MP at Parliament House in November.

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett
The Small Business Digital Grants

The Small Business Digital Grants program provides small businesses with access to digital technologies and services to enable them to work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption.

Matched funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses for the purchase of hardware, software and services (such as digital coaching). The minimum grant funding is $1,000.

The business must show how the digital technology or service purchased and adopted will enhance the digital capabilities of their business and help them to be more competitive and employ more staff.

Round 7 of this grants programs is scheduled to open 11 November and will close 10 December.

Find out more here: https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/digital-grants