July Monthly Newsletter

Managing Senior Accountant - Chesterton Accounting

Happy Financial Year! We have been extremely busy assisting our small business clients through the pandemic and have somehow fallen upon tax time already! We hope to continue to provide assistance to your business this financial year amidst the busyness. We will commence tax appointments from mid-July and will be providing face to face appointments…

Energy Efficient Communities Program – Business Stream – Dairy Farming Business

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

The Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, the Hon Angus Taylor MP, today released guidelines for the Energy Efficient Communities Program – Dairy Farming Business Grants. This grant opportunity opens for applications today and closes on 17 August 2020. The objectives of this grant opportunity are to support dairy farming businesses to: replace existing equipment…

Nominations for the 2020 Queensland Training Awards close midnight, Tuesday 30 

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

It has been a challenging time for businesses in recent months as they have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, navigating the lockdown and now, the gradual easing of restrictions. In response, the nomination period for the 2020 Queensland Training Awards has been extended until Tuesday 30 June 2020 – so there is still time to…

Training boost for small construction businesses

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Small businesses in the building and construction industry are being offered targeted online training to upskill and strengthen their business prospects. Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is partnering with specialist training agencies to boost the professionalism, knowledge and business management skills of sole traders and small businesses across Queensland. Participants in the program can improve their…

Welcome to our June monthly newsletter!

Managing Senior Accountant - Chesterton Accounting

There are exciting things happening for the Chesterton Accounting team this June, a baby will be joining us! Our managing senior accountant, Zoe Chesterton, will be taking some time off to enjoy her new bundle of joy. During this period, the team will still be able to continue to provide services as usual to you…

QRRRWN COVID CRISIS & REBUILDING RESPONSE

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Concerned about the disproportionate impact that an economic down turn can have on women’s employment in rural and regional areas, and the ability of women to be key drivers of rebuilding a local economy, the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN) has launched its own Covid-19 Crisis and Rebuilding Response in an effort…

South Burnett Regional Council #supportsmall

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

South Burnett Regional Council Mayor, Cr Brett Otto urges the South Burnett community to step up and #supportsmall business! May is the month to show your support for Queensland’s small businesses. Shop locally and show how you support small business on social media with #supportsmall. Mayor Otto said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way…

Statewide Recovery Plan released

Economic Development and Tourism in South Burnett region - South Burnett Regional Council/South Burnett Directions

Queensland has commenced economic recovery activity this week and has a renewed focus on jobs.  Unite and recover for Queensland jobs responds to the unique challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic. The Strategy guides Queensland’s recovery through key principles. They are: Adapt to build a more resilient and dynamic economy. Invest in productive infrastructure…

The Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Unite and recover for Queensland Jobs released — The three priorities for stage 1 cover building vital infrastructure, strengthening Queensland’s industries and enabling future growth. Measures in the strategy include: $100 million Small Business Adaption Grants open for applications — Grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible small businesses to recover and rebuild…

The road map is released and now it’s over to you

Economic Development and Tourism in South Burnett region - South Burnett Regional Council/South Burnett Directions

Over the past few weeks, I have been in more online video meetings and chats than ever before.  There are numerous opportunities for business owners to get involved in online conferencing from Arts Hour to KCCI Meet & Greet.  This week I attended Breaky with BIEDO online and listened intently as Leanne Kemp, the Chief…