Registrations are now open for small businesses looking to host an event for Queensland Small Business Week 2018 (QSBW) being held from 28 May to 1 June.
Minister for Employment and Small Business, Shannon Fentiman said the week is a celebration of the state’s diverse small businesses and provides them with the opportunity to discover support programs to allow their business to start, grow and employ.
“More than 97 percent of Queensland businesses are small businesses and they make up 44 percent of jobs in Queensland, so it is vital that we continue to recognise the valuable contribution they make to our communities across the state,” Ms Fentiman said.
“Events held during Queensland Small Business Week 2018 will give small business owners the opportunities to learn and network with other small business owners to help them grow and lead to more local jobs,” she said.
“Last year more than 6,000 people participated in the week long, state-wide event that showcased more than 414,000 small businesses in Queensland.
“I encourage any Queensland small business owner wanting to take their business to the next level to take part in our celebration and register an event during Queensland Small Business Week 2018.”
Event hosts are able to promote their events on the Business Queensland website and receive promotional support, while building their organisational profile.
Each event host will receive a pack with a range of print and electronic resources including posters, cards and templates.