Celebrate Small Business in Queensland Small Business Week – 24th to 31st July

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Queensland Small Business Week 24-31 July

Queensland Small Business Week is a Queensland Government initiative to showcase and celebrate small business in Queensland. At CCIQ we have got some great initiatives lined up to help you get involved in some fantastic events and webinars to mark the large contributions small businesses like yours make to Queensland.

So read on and find out what you can do to be part of a great celebration.

of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) CEO Stephen Tait is calling on business owners to make the most of Queensland Small Business Week, which runs across the state from July 24 to 31.
Mr Tait applauded the State Government’s move to boost the profile of small business and promote its role in the Queensland economy, and urged small businesses to jump on board.
“Small business really provides the backbone of many local economies across the state and it is great to see the Government recognising this contribution through Queensland Small Business Week,” Mr Tait said. “Small business currently contributes 46 per cent to the Gross State Product and this week will only emphasise the importance of the sector within our communities.
“At CCIQ, we will be conducting a series of webinars to promote small business and also launching an interactive web map to show where activities are happening during the week.
“I encourage business owners to visit the CCIQ website and have a look at the map, register their business and promote their activities to Queenslanders. They can also see where events are happening near them and sign up to the free Small Business Week webinars.
“I would also encourage all local chambers to get on board with events in their own regions and promote the importance of small business in their communities.”
The webinars will cover:
  • The importance of small business to Queensland
  • Small business success in the Sunshine State with Peta Fielding of the Burleigh Brewing Company
  • More than just a job: how Queensland’s small businesses are driving growth and opportunity in our communities
  • Exploring the future: Leading global futurist Sohail Inayatullah will outline what the future holds in the Asian Century
Mr Tait said another key element of the week was the Buy Locally Saturday on 27 July, which encourages Queenslanders to do their bit to support local business.
“If each employed Queenslander spent an additional $10 per week in local businesses, we would have an extra $23.5 million circulating in our economy each week, which equates to more than $1.2 billion each year,” Mr Tait said.
“Small businesses employ half of the state’s private sector workforce, providing valuable services in our communities, and as Queenslanders we should all be out there supporting them.
“From CCIQ’s experience, small businesses often provide far better levels of service than their larger counterpart and approach their business with passion, commitment and knowledge.
“The more we support our local businesses, the more opportunity they have to grow, which can only mean greater job opportunities in our communities.”To find out more about small business week click here.For more information visit the Queensland Government website Click here.Add your business to the Queensland Small Business Week Map

newsletter_mapIn partnership with CCIQ Technology member, NetEngine, CCIQ has developed an interactive map for Small Business Week. As a business, chamber of commerce or community group, you can promote your business or event to Queenslanders across the state.

This is a great way to showcase your business, event or activities and is completely free of charge. Simply complete the simple form and your event will be added to the map

Click here to visit the Map.