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SBF Member Update from the QSBC - New program guides + templates

At the 2023 Small Business Friendly Annual Conference in late April, some changes were announced for the Queensland Small Business Commissioner’s Small Business Friendly (SBF) Program.

Update from the QSBC - Highlights from 2023 SBF Conference

This year’s SBF Program Conference was built around the theme of ‘ignite - ideas into action’ with a significant focus on place-making. This included ideas for activating local areas to increase spending, creating attractive public spaces, and providing small businesses with new opportunities!

Business Chamber Queensland | IR Alert

Contained in this edition is: New IR Reforms Agenda: Member Feedback sought | New Member Fact Sheet: Pay secrecy| Enterprise Agreement Webinar – Register now | Welcome to the team Chloe and Maddie.

Business Chamber Queensland's Pulse Report March quarter is now available

Business Chamber Queensland’s Pulse Survey of business conditions for the March quarter is now out and shows while retaining and recruiting employees is still the most significant constraint for business, interest rates are having the highest impact on growth in more than a decade.

Creekfest is back!

The 2023 line-up is an epic one, so make sure you block out the 23rd-25th June in your calendars and get around this FREE music festival.

New support available to improve accessibility

In Queensland's Year of Accessible Tourism, more opportunities have opened up this week to support tourism and event businesses to improve their accessibility.

Business Chamber Queensland Alert: Psychosocial Hazards – new Code of Practice in Queensland

A new Code of Practice, the Managing the risk of psychosocial hazards at work Code of Practice 2022 (‘Code’) has come into effect as at April 1.

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training connections update

This newsletter provides stakeholders with updated information and links to programs and initiatives relevant to our region.

Gold Coast Hospital Foundation Giving Day - 24th May

The Giving Day is an opportunity for our community to come together and support our hospital and amazing healthcare staff to provide exceptional healthcare services to those in need. They are seeking to fund critical projects, equipment and programs that will benefit our patients and their families. Your support of this very special day will make a significant impact in providing the best possible care to their patients.

Queensland Floods Flexible Funding Grants - Round Two NOW OPEN

Queensland communities impacted by floods in 2021-2022 are now able to share in up to $16.7 million in funding support under Round Two of the Flexible Funding Grants.

Circular Economy Leaders Come Together for Southern Cross University’s Impact Forum

Southern Cross University is excited to announce its first Impact Forum event on circular economy supported by Investment NSW’s Boosting Business Innovation Program.

Business Chamber Queensland: Upcoming Webinars

Business Chamber Queensland, in partnership with Gilchrist Connell, invites you to three upcoming webinars to understand recent legislative changes and what this means for your business.

Support to Grow Your Business Webinar

The Support to Grow Your Business Webinar hosted by the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DSDILGP), in partnership with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT), will provide valuable information on Queensland Government grants, programs and support to help your business grow and succeed.

ATE is coming to the Gold Coast

The Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) will take place from 30 April to 4 May 2023, bringing together Australian tourism operators and international buyers from around the world to meet and do business on the Gold Coast.

Robina - Varsity Business Feedback

The City Economy team at The City of Gold Coast is focusing on the business community in the Robina - Varsity precinct and is seeking feedback.

Easter IR Alert

Contained in this edition is: 'Fair Work Commission Annual Wage Review 22/23', 'Easter Public Holidays – what you need to know', 'The importance of a request when scheduling Public Holidays work', and 'Psychosocial hazards – Business Chamber Queensland BLOG'

March quarter Pulse Survey is now open

We need your insight to better understand business conditions in Queensland.

2023 Small Business Friendly Conference

Join the 2023 Small Business Friendly Conference on April 28, virtually. This conference is a complimentary event and we hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn, share ideas, and network with other passionate councils and chambers across Queensland.

Monthly update from Laura Gerber

Big community wins, flooding update and more...

CCIQ Relaunch Marks New Era in Queensland Business

We have a new name, new brand and new services designed to ensure Queensland businesses have more opportunities to learn, connect and thrive.

Brick Masters Wildlife Workshop - tickets on sale now!

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has teamed up with Andrew and Damian from LEGO Masters to offer some amazing Brick Masters Wildlife Workshops these school holidays.

Supplying Into Major Projects - Webinar

Position your business to become a "Supplier of Choice for Major Projects" - Webinar 22 March 2023

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Industry Conference - INVITATION - Register to attend

The conference provides opportunity to meet and speak with the key procuring agencies involved in the reconstruction including NSW state agencies and local councils and will cover the pipeline of work, including the Resilient Homes Program and public infrastructure pipeline.

Have your say on Currumbin Creek Active Transport Bridge

Community consultation on a proposed active transport bridge over Currumbin Creek opens this week (3 March).

Update from the Queensland Small Business Commissioner

February 2023

2023 Red Tape Survey is now open

How do business fees, charges, and legislative requirements impact you?

Get your walking shoes ready for our Walk4Remembrance! 🇦🇺

A great opportunity for the community to come together to support each other, raise awareness to those veterans who have lost their lives from the battle within, break the silence on mental illness and contribute to the funding of programs that are making a difference to veterans.

A Message From the CEO | Member Announcement

The City of Gold Coast recommends bringing together Destination Gold Coast, Major Events Gold Coast, Study Gold Coast, and Placemakers under one new entity called Experience Gold Coast.

2023 Gold Coast Australian of the Year Awards

Nominations are now open!

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