More than 5000 people are expected to participate in more than 100 events and activities being held during May’s Queensland Small Business Week.
Webinars, networking events, mentoring sessions, workshops and forums would be held across the State during the week from May 15-20.
Minister for Small Business Leeanne Enoch says State-wide more than 414,000 small businesses contribute $100 billion to the state’s economy.
One in three Queensland small businesses are based in regional Queensland.
“To support continued growth, this Government is partnering with Vodafone to celebrate Queensland Small Business Week – from May 15 to 20 – which has the theme, “Time to Thrive”.
“There will be opportunities for small business owners and people interested in starting a business, to learn and acquire new ideas, skills and tools, so they can start, grow and importantly – thrive, and employ,” she said.
Ms Enoch says the Office of Small Business is working with stakeholders including local councils, chambers of commerce, individual businesses and Queensland Government agencies to deliver the program of events.
During the week – which has the theme Time to Thrive – the Office of Small Business will hold a number of New Ideas Forums, Survive to Five Years and Evolve to Thrive workshops regionally to support small business at any stage.
Registrations for 2017 Queensland Small Business Week events can be made on www.business.qld.gov.au/smallbusinessweek.