Small Business Entrepreneur Grant

The Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program can assist new small businesses to access professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing a business.

Available Funding

Matched funding of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to engage a consultant, advisor or business coach for up to 3 months to help establish or develop the business. The minimum grant funding amount is $1,000.

The advice must fall under 1 or more of the following areas:

  • mentoring/coaching
  • business and strategic planning
  • professional business advice (i.e. information technology (IT), legal or financial)
  • marketing strategy development (i.e. branding strategies, social media/digital strategies, market research).

Payment will be made directly to the business on completion of the project and on presentation of proof of payment for the service.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, the business must:

  • have a business name registered within the last 4 years
  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have Queensland headquarters
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

The participating business must provide a project report on completion of the project detailing how the funds were spent and the impact it has had on the business.

Your business must also be in a financial position to pay up front for the approved training or service(s) in full. If successful, approved applicants will then be reimbursed after submitting supplier invoices and proof of purchase.

The Consulting Engagement Package

To fulfil the requirements of the Entrepreneur grant, our 6-month consulting engagement has been condensed into 3 months. This consulting engagement includes:

1. Determining your value proposition – We help you define your value proposition beyond the superficial, looking deeply into why you do what you do and how your patients benefit.

2. Setting goals and KPIs – We help you align your patient acquisition model with big data. By setting achievable goals and timelines for achievement, you can measure how effective a marketing strategy has been and find trends in the data to determine when best to reach out to your patients.

3. Choosing your target audience – He who chases two rabbits catches none. We help you identify who your target audience is and how you can reach them at a deeper level.

4. Assessing your competition – Knowing who the big players are in your field is easy, it’s the unknowns that are the real threat. We help you determine who your competition is and offer strategies to eliminate or partner with them.

5. Market planning and positioning – You either have a plan or you plan to fail. We help you build a marketing plan that you can refer to that will provide a comprehensive guide toward your practice’s success.

6. Setting up your online presence – If you aren’t online, you aren’t in business. People who are looking for a dentist will consult Google first, every time. We help you make the initial steps toward an online presence, ensuring that you have claimed as many of your online assets as possible.

Applications Close 5pm 30th August, 2019

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